Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakehill Preparatory School provides Dallas K-12 students the limitless opportunities they need to excel, and the rich support they need to keep forging ahead.
Too many students are pushed into a mold, and miss the opportunity to discover their true calling in life.
Too many schools lack the deep relationships needed to support students on their academic journey.
At Lakehill, we focus on empowering students to discover their unique pathways to greatness.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,900
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lakehill Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
400 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Lakehill Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Physics, AP Physics, AP World History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language, Physics B, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 11 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Summer Program Cost
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Stacey Peacock
Admissions Associate
Susanne Seitz



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
36 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic WorldQuest, Art Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Community Connections, Computer Club, Cooking Club, Dance and Acrobatics, Debate Club, Drama Club, Environmental Science Club, Film Society, French Club, French Honor Society, Geography Club, Improv Club, International Thespian Society, Keyboarding Club, Lakehill Student Ambassadors, Magic Club (3-4), Math Club, Math Team, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Pan American Student Forum, Philosophy Club, Science Olympiad, Scouting (K-12), Shakespeare and Friends, Sisteens, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, Video Gamers Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Competition Theater

School Notes

  • Lakehill Preparatory School opened in 1971. What started as a school inside a church is now a K-12 college prep school with two campuses.Located in the heart of Lakewood, Lakehill`s Main Campus is conveniently located within easy reach of all areas of Dallas. The six-acre Main Campus houses classrooms for over 400 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12, as well as a gymnasium, a cafeteria, two libraries, numerous science and computer labs, and the Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium. In 2017, Lakehill Preparatory School added 16,000 square feet to the Main Campus and renovated an additional 8,000 square feet of space. This vital effort produced new lab spaces for science, writing, and computer science, as well as an art studio. It also provided new classrooms, administrative offices, and meeting and event rooms. A dramatic 5,000-square-foot inner courtyard offers outdoor classroom and performance space.Located on Ferguson Road,
  • Lakehill`s second campus is the seventeen-acre Roger L. Perry campus. It is a perfect location to engage children in nature. With its graceful walkways, sweeping trees, existing creek, and pristine athletic fields, the property feels majestic and park-like, yet welcoming and calming. After breaking ground early in December 2008, crews began work on Lakehill`s highly anticipated Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.
  • The Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center offers laboratories, classrooms, and meeting space. With over 40 acres of untouched land to explore, Lakehill students have the opportunity to experience nature in a pristine, untouched environment. The science curriculum for each grade is thematic and concepts introduced will be built upon from one year to the next. An AP Environmental Science course is available to Upper School students.
  • The 6500 square foot building is simply state-of-the-art use of the environment and energy. But the greatest thing about the facility is not the building, but the idea that we can get kids, like me, out in nature, learning about and experiencing the natural environment, and that this is a legacy that will always be here for Lakehill children.Lakehill`s athletic facilities include the Warriors Football and Soccer Stadium, Basketball and Volleyball Gym, Baseball Field, Softball Field, Tennis Courts, and Field House. Athletic events, off-season training, and extracurricular activities are held at Lakehill`s Main Campus as well as the Warrior Athletic Complex on the Roger L. Perry Campus. A two-story press box offers space for concessions, equipment storage, observation area, announcer`s booth, and live broadcasts of games.The football and soccer field seats 1200 fans and has the highest quality natural grass turf available. It is a family-friendly environment with a beautiful natural setting and there is a special grilling area that offers food and fellowship at all sporting events.The baseball and softball fields were designed and built by W.O. Adams, who also built fields for the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros. Each field has a top-of-the-line scoreboard and is regulation size consistent with professional and collegiate standards. These fields are highly sought after, we even hosted the New York Yankees for a regional baseball tryout.The tennis courts were built in 2006 with four UTSA-approved, professional grade courts. And last, our state of the art field house has spacious locker rooms, indoor batting cages used by softball and baseball teams, and a weight room.Lakehill Preparatory School provides Dallas K-12 students the limitless opportunities they need to excel, and the rich support they need to keep forging ahead.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lakehill Preparatory School cost?
Lakehill Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $16,900 for private students and $315 for summer students.
Does Lakehill Preparatory School offer a summer program?
Yes, Lakehill Preparatory School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Lakehill Preparatory School offer?
Lakehill Preparatory School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Lakehill Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Texas for most sports offered.
What is Lakehill Preparatory School's ranking?
Lakehill Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Lakehill Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Lakehill Preparatory School is Jan. 11 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 11 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
What a wonderful college preparatory school nestled in the Lakewood community in Dallas, Texas. My son drove all the way from Plano to attend this well directed college preparatory school! The administrative and academic leadership is fantastic. The school's academic program is challenging and offers upper school students a variety of quality AP courses. The student body is very inclusive and fun! My son was able to fit immediately which is a testament to the school. The school's community service programs are wonderful! Students giving back to the community are a tradition at the school. In addition, there are all kinds of competitive sports teams available for students. The school's baseball coach was awesome with his players, too!! Way to go R.C.! I can't say enough good things about this school!!! Thank you Headmaster, Perry!
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Our kids have been at Lakehill through elementary and middle school. We find the school to be academically rigorous, but not overwhelming. The core academic teachers are extremely talented and caring. The PE coaches are incredible, and the opportunities for our children have been tremendous overall. We appreciate the AP offerings, the PE offered daily, and the attention to behavior in the halls and classrooms. We have noticed a very positive change in this school over the last few years, with a few new teachers and new students. The student body is growing and improving. The administration does not tolerate bad behavior or bullying whatsoever. As parents, our observation is that students at Lakehill who want to do well, do, in fact, perform well. Teachers are there when you need them. It is a very friendly and family-oriented environment. We find Lakehill to be very down to earth and low key, yet upbeat and challenging. Our kids love to go to school, and their confidence has blossomed.
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This is the best private school in Dallas! It has a neighborhood feel, but students drive from many locations just to attend. It is diverse, open, and welcoming. Our children attended lower and middle school, and will soon matriculate into high school. The 2013 graduates are going to colleges such as Harvard, Brown, Tufts, and USC among many other quality schools. We are so impressed with the individualized attention, zero tolerance for bad behavior, and administrators who care. Most of the parents at Lakehill are willing to sacrifice a large environment for the fine balance Lakehill offers between academics and a quality social life. The AP courses are outstanding, and the quantity of courses and sports is impressive for a school of this size. Our children have matured into thoughtful, motivated, and diligent students. We could not be happier!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,900
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Dallas, TX is $13,712 for elementary schools and $17,880 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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