Dallas Academy

  • Dallas Academy's mission is to restore the promise of full academic enrichment to students with learning differences.
  • We establish a meaningful connection with each student to overcome barriers to success.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, dysgraphia, math processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, mild Asperger
Year Founded1965
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students174 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Dallas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,000
Tuition Notes$15,500,000-$22,000 depending on grade and payment plan.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorKatie Mayfield

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), InterAct Club (Rotary), PHotography Club, Service "DAwgs", Student Council

Club or Organization:
Bike Club, Girl Talk, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
DA Singers

School Notes

  • Dallas Academy is a grade 1-12 private school on the on the shores of White Rock Lake in Lake Highlands. Dallas Academy`s mission is to restore the promise of full academic enrichment to students with learning differences. A meaningful connection with each student is established to overcome barriers to success. Dallas Academy offers students and parents the best of both worlds by providing an effective program and strategies to meet the special educational needs of bright students with learning differences, while including the activities of a larger, more traditional school.
  • Founded in 1965, by former Dallas Mayor Wallace Savage and his wife, Dorothy, Dallas Academy offers a structured, multisensory program for students to achieve success both in and out of the classroom.  Organizational skills, self-discipline, time management, and solid academics instill students with genuine self-esteem.  Students are mentored by a dedicated, experienced staff of teachers who continuously raise expectations while providing the tools and support necessary for success.  Classes are small, with students to be encouraged, praised, and guided toward achieving their goals.a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Every student on campus is known by all teachers, making it easy for Dallas Academy emphasizes college preparation.
  • Dallas Academy students continue to achieve success both academically and in extracurricular programs. Students are encouraged to participate on school athletic teams, in musical and theatrical productions, on the award winning yearbook staff, or be a member of the numerous clubs and activities that Dallas Academy offers.  Dallas Academy is accredited by the AdvancED- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Dallas Academy welcomes visitors to campus to tour their beautiful new facility, which was a 2009 AIA Design Winner for architects Good, Fulton & Farrell.
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The average private school tuition in Dallas, TX is $9,533 for elementary schools and $17,447 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Dallas, TX is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).