The Clariden School

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The Clariden School is one of the premier, private, nonsectarian, co-educational schools in Texas, offering next generation learning to a global community of independent thinkers.
Our college-bound students stand out as individuals who are Makers, Designers, and Explorers.
The school is nestled on 23 beautiful acres in the sophisticated city of Southlake, about 30 minutes from Dallas, Irving, Arlington, and Fort Worth.
We feature a fine arts building, full-size gymnasium, outdoor classroom, Makerspaces in every classroom, and computer lab with 3D printers. Our new STEAM building will add an additional science lab, Makerspace, and Upper School classrooms.
Our award-winning Project-Based Learning environment stimulates and enriches learning. From building a rocket, to hatching chickens, and publishing a book - our curriculum is both challenging and fun!
By collaborating in small teams, conducting field studies, and making multi-media presentations, our students learn crucial communication and leadership skills that build confidence.
All projects are carefully and deliberately mapped to state standards and created to support students` interests. It is our mission to Ignite Curiosity, Encourage Innovation and Discover Genius!

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 155 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Clariden School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1986

Student Body

Total Students
155 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
The Clariden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Algebra I - Honors, Algebra II - Honors, Biology - Honors, Calculus - Honors, Chemistry - Honors, Economics - Honors, English I - Honors, English II - Honors, English III - Honors, English IV - Honors, Geometry - Honors, Government - Honors, Latin/Geography - Honors, Paleobiology - Honors, Physics - Honors, PreCalc/Trig - Honors, US History - Honors, World History - Honors
Average SAT score
1326
Average ACT score
30
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $12,500 to $20,000
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tracey Locke

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Drama Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Student Council, The Clariden School offers various After School Activities to students.

Recreational Athletic Programs:
After-School Programs

School Notes

  • Small class sizes allow our highly-qualified staff toengage students with challenging and innovation-driven curriculum that makes learning relevant. Studentsuse hands-on, active, project-based learning to complete challenging projects that will have real world applications.The program requires students thoroughly understand, integrate and apply their knowledge.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of The Clariden School?
The acceptance rate of The Clariden School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. The Clariden School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Texas with low acceptance rates.
What sports does The Clariden School offer?
The Clariden School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Martial Arts, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is The Clariden School's ranking?
The Clariden School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Highest average SAT score, Highest average ACT score and Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for The Clariden School?
The application deadline for The Clariden School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
My two children are entering their third year at Clariden (1st and 3rd grades), and we're so thrilled to be returning to such a wonderful school. There is such a wonderful sense of community at the school; all the lower school teachers and kids know each other. My son spent one year at public school in kindergarten and we all have PTSD from that experience! Kids and parents were just another number; no information readily available - if you wanted to know what was going on, it was up to you to figure it out! At Clariden the small class sizes and personal attention is something that both my children have thrived from. We also love the project-based learning method, which teaches kids independent thinking, shows how to incorporate multiple subjects under one topic, and introduces students to public speaking, which will set them up for success later on. I couldn't be happier with the school and would highly recommend it to anyone in the area!
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5  
The Clariden School has been great for our son! He is beginning his third year, as a second grader. Clariden has been an outstanding environment for our son to learn his fundamentals. The small class size, and teacher dedication, help each child reach their potential, at their individual pace. One of the concepts we love most is the Project Based Learning technique. Students dive into a subject matter and then present their learning in front of their peers and parents. He will be well prepared for public speaking from a young age! We highly recommend The Clariden School, where every teacher knows every child`s name!
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5  
The Clariden School is like no other school in North Texas. What drew us to it was project-based learning with an emphasis on STEAM. Our son has been here for only a year and has fallen in love with learning. The small class size keeps him engaged and allows the teacher to offer more support/add challenges when needed. The staff and teachers not only know every single student, they know what makes each one of them tick. Being intentionally small benefits the community of learners. Students are required to do a Presentation of Learning (POL) in almost all of their classes multiple times during the year...enabling students to hone their presentation skills from kindergarten through 12th grade. Project-based learning creates critical thinkers. The student body is very diverse and the school ensures that everyone feels welcomed and accepted.
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5  
The Clariden School will discover the genius in your child[ren]. I am the proud parent of two Clariden graduates and appreciate how well the School prepared them for university life and learning. We found Clariden when our eldest was in 2nd grade, and our youngest began in Pre-K. The School engages excellent faculty members that are caring and responsive. They appreciate partnering with parents to inspire life-long learning. Your child will be a member of a classroom or grade, but their educational needs will be met individually. For example, our youngest completed two grade levels in one year. The campus is stunning, and the School takes advantage of Bob Jones Park, across the street, for fun outings. The Clariden School values a global perspective, and its student body is a dynamic blend of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. Clariden taught our children how to lead, be valuable team members, and converse with excellence, integrity, compassion, and courage. Through Project Based Learning (PBL), a technique utilized at all grade levels, students develop the skills to present projects to a large audience. Project topics are exciting and engaging, and they change annually. The Clariden community is welcoming, and the parent organization is a great way to get involved and meet community members. We are a part of the Clariden family and continue volunteering and participating in School events. You will not regret contacting and scheduling a tour.
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5  
The Clariden has been home to all three of my children for the last 10 years of their schooling, and we could not be happier. I can't think of a better location for my children. The school is situated on acres and acres of a beautiful campus and most recently, we have been blessed to have an addition to our campus, with our new US STEAM building for our High School students. This new STEAM building has the top of the line spaces like a Maker Space, Labs, cutting-edge technology, electronics and tools, and next-generation classrooms. Clariden has catered and customized curriculum to each one of my children, which helps them to work at their full potential. And most importantly, as a mother, I am able to be rest assured that security and safety are a top priority each and every day, as the BEST faculty teach and watch over my children each and every day, like their own. Clariden is a family, Clariden is special, and Clariden is preparing my children for the future! Clariden is our happy place!
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5  
Clariden is a great school with small class sizes, the best faculty, and challenging academics. We love their use of the project-based learning method alongside STEAM. The campus is beautiful and inclusive and they often make global awareness a priority. Clariden grows confident, competent, and well-equipped to graduate in a fun environment. Thanks, Clariden team for all you do for the kids!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 155 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Tarrant County, TX is $10,532 for elementary schools and $12,231 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tarrant County, TX is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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