The Fairhill School

16150 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75248-0752
Tel: (972)233-1026
Grades: 1-12 | 211 students
Fairhill is a private, non-profit college preparatory school (grades 1-12) serving students with diagnosed learning differences such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Auditory Processing Disorder, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Fairhill's staff works to develop strategies to help individual students "learn to learn" through a multi-sensory approach to teaching, a small student/teacher ratio, and a warm, supportive atmosphere.
Students are taught to maximize their strengths and to employ tools and processes to minimize their weaknesses.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades 1-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Dysgraphia, and others.
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 211 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade The Fairhill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,100
Tuition Notes varies by grade level
Admissions Director Carla Stanford
Admissions Associate Vicki Lewis


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. International Thesbian Society, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council International Thesbian Society,
National Art Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
Spanish Honor Society,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Fairhill School is a private, non-profit, college-preparatory school for students grades 1-12 with diagnosed learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dycalculia, ADD/ADHA and more.  By providing learning different students with personalized instruction, multi-sensory approach to learning, small student/teacher ratio, and a warm and supportive learning environment, students learn strategies for optimizing their strengths.
  • A Fairhill education is designed for the whole child, to develop a firm foundation in problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will enhance emotional, social, and academic development.  This approach allows LD students to build confidence and achieve academic success that they are unlikely to develop in another academic setting.
  • Fairhill School has year-round enrollment.  To schedule a tour, please contact us at 972.233.1026.  

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Shelton School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Spanish Schoolhouse (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Spanish Schoolhouse (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dallas
    Spanish Schoolhouse
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 92 students
    1 miles
    15765 Hillcrest Rd
    Dallas, TX 75248
  • Dallas
    Shelton School
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 807 students
    1.2 miles
    15720 Hillcrest Road
    Dallas, TX 75248
  • Addison
    Addison KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.5 miles
    5080 Spectrum Dr., Ste 120W
    Addison, TX 75001
  • Dallas
    Texas Torah Institute
    All-boys (Jewish)
    Grades: 9-12 | 26 students
    1.5 miles
    6506 Frankford Rd.
    Dallas, TX 75252
  • Dallas
    Grades: 9-12 | 28 students
    1.8 miles
    14552 Montfort Drive
    Dallas, TX 75254

School Reviews

We have had our child at Fairhill since the 5th grade. This year he will be going into the 10th grade. There has been much help every step of the way. The teachers we have had have been very helpful, and when our child wasn''t performing to expectations, we were notified and were able to arrange after school tutoring to help him get to level or beyond. Fairhill is not everyone''s cup of tea. If you are a parent and care about your child, you must have a working relationship with the teachers and the administration. This is not a school where you drop them off and expect magic to happen. It takes a lot of work from the student, the teachers, and the parents to get the child to be a success. I can honestly say that if we had stuck to public school for our child, I would be writing a failure story and not a success story, because believe me, by the end of 4th grade, we were heading in that direction. I was frustrated as a parent. My son was frustrated as a student. His self esteem was going to trash. He wasn''t getting the help he needed and everything he was being taught was teaching to the State mandated TAKS testing, instead of teaching him the reading, writing and arithmetic life skills he needs to get along in life. I can truly say we would not be dreaming about college right now if we had kept our son in public schools. However, by staying at Fairhill my son now has a chance to be a success in life.
- Posted by Parent, 07/09/13

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