Kessler School, The

Under the current leadership of Vanessa Ullmann, her outstanding faculty and SACS (Southern Association of Colleges & Schools) Accrediations, The Kessler School is unlike many schools that concentrate solely on children's academic growth.
We recognize the need for a balance in children's lives.
In addition to a strong academic base, we provide students with a variety of arts and cultural experiences to enhance learning: Spanish language instruction, visual arts, PE and music.

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Kessler School, The places among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students130 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Kessler School, The Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Required Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,230
Tuition NotesTuition Range $9,600 -$15,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCarol White
Admissions AssociateBruce Begor


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsDance, SoccerDanceSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Mad Science

Club or Organization:
Private School Interscholastic Association Competition

Arts and Music Programs:
Piano, Violin & Cello

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • Small Class Sizes
  • After School Enrichment Programs
  • Before & After School Care
  • Visual and Fine Arts
  • Spanish Language Instruction
  • Daily Physical Education
  • Technology Enhanced Classrooms
  • Atmosphere of love & respect that affirms the uniqueness of every student
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dallas
    Grades: PK-12
    9.7 miles
    7898 Samuell Blvd.
    Dallas, TX 75228
    (972) 453-1321
    9.7 PK-12
  • Dallas
    Grades: PK-8 | 476 students
    6.4 miles
    5002 W Lovers Lane
    Dallas, TX 75209
    (214) 302-2800
    6.4 PK-8
  • Dallas
    Dallas Christian Academy
    Dallas Christian Academy Photo - Girls Basketball Team
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-12 | 146 students
    4.6 miles
    4025 N Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX 75204
    (214) 528-6327
    4.6 PK-12
  • Dallas
    Grades: PK-8 | 141 students
    4.4 miles
    3815 Oak Lawn Ave.
    Dallas, TX 75219
    (214) 526-5113
    4.4 PK-8
  • Dallas
    Grades: K-12 | 400 students
    6.8 miles
    2720 Hillside Drive
    Dallas, TX 75214
    (214) 826-2931
    6.8 K-12

School Reviews

"The Kessler School is an outstanding educational resource for our family. The best proof of that? We have two boys with two very different learning styles and personalities, who are both happy and eager to go to school every day. For us, The Kessler School is the perfect fit. Small, welcoming classes. Devoted, creative teachers. Proactive, experienced staff. Involved, friendly parents. TKS provides an ideal schooling environment along with individualized education plans tailored to help each and every child thrive. Communication is exceptional from daily classroom posts and newsletters to student-led conferences and teacher check-ins, we feel informed, involved, and invited to take an active role in our children's progress. TKS also offers an enriching aftercare program, a fantastic literacy coach on staff (TKS is a great place to raise a future reader and writer), and specialists in art, music, physical education, and languages. It's easy to list the many great offerings, in fact, but what's harder to describe is the warmth you feel from the moment you step inside the school The Kessler School is truly a nurturing, accepting, empowering place that insists on teaching fairness, fostering mutual respect, and building a better, more compassionate community. We couldn't be more pleased with what our boys are learning and who they are becoming as people. Please take a school tour and consider becoming an extended member of the greater TKS family."- Peter Short & Sue Batterton, Parents, The Kessler School.
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The average private school tuition in Dallas, TX is $9,911 for elementary schools and $18,229 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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