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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 130 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,230
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
130 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
The Kessler School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Required Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition Range $9,600 -$15,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Carol White
Admissions Associate
Bruce Begor


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
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
Profile last updated: 07/15/2021

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 130 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,230
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Dallas, TX is $13,170 for elementary schools and $17,972 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Dallas, TX is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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