Tyler Street Christian Academy (Closed 2024)

2020-2021 COVID-19 Reopening & Compliance PlanTyler Street Christian Academy educates by: Inspiring students to love learning, strengthening students with Christ-like character and Biblical foundations for living, and encouraging students to pursue their dreams and callings.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
101 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Tyler Street Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
11 students
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, Dual-Credit College English for Juniors, Dual-Credit College English for Seniors, Dual-Credit College Government for Juniors, Dual-Credit College Government for Seniors, Dual-Credit College History for Juniors, Dual-Credit College History for Seniors, Dual-Credit College Math for Juniors, Dual-Credit College Math for Seniors, Dual-Credit College Speech for Juniors, Dual-Credit College Speech for Seniors
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform Provider: Levine

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade level from $6,750-8,250. The tuition amount does not include application fee, registration fee, or other related student fees.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Darnetta Forteau


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chapel Committee, Christian Service for High School Students, Elementary Student Council, Foundations in Personal Finance, High School Student Council, Journalism/Yearbook, Junior Class Prom Planning Committee, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Robotics Club, Secondary Praise and Worship Group, TSCA Student Ambassador

Arts and Music Programs:
Piano Instruction

School Notes

Our Story

Tyler Street Christian Academy was founded in 1972, as a ministry of Tyler Street United Methodist Church.

Dr. Paul Morrell, then pastor of Tyler Street United Methodist Church, saw that families within the church and the community lacked the choice for a local, private school centered on Christian principles and values. Dr. Morell and his wife Ann envisioned an academy that would promote a spirit of excellence, and would work alongside families in building up the whole person of each child: intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. They envisioned a place that would become a model academy for other Christian organizations, and help students to see all things as God sees them with justice, love and mercy.

During the early years of the school`s establishment, classes were held at Tyler Street United Methodist Church. Fundraising in 1970`s resulted in the construction of a high school wing and gymnasium across the street from the church. In 1998, the Board of Directors saw the need to construct a building which would centralize the entire student body. With the support of the community and many Dallas philanthropic foundations, a new building was completed in 2001.

Because the founders of TSCA brought the school into being based on principles set down by the Word, TSCA is dedicated to a strict program of exceptional educational opportunity and the preservation of Christian ideals. TSCA faculty are unique among others because their thoughtful, spiritual insights are as much a part of the daily curriculum as the subjects they instruct.

Tyler Street Christian Academy educates by inspiring students to love learning, strengthening students with Christ-like character and Biblical foundations for living, and encouraging students to pursue their dreams and callings.

As a result, it is our objective to produce graduates who are intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually mature. We place a high value on servant-leadership, and strive to instill in our students a sense of responsibility for their community.

Today, as a mature and established school, we continue to serve our community as the only private, Christian preschool-12th grade school in the southern sector of Dallas.

  • To be accepted a student must submit an application online, take an assessment entrance test, provide previous report cards and test scores, a certified copy of the child's birth certificate, and up to date shot records. Secondary students must submit a disciplinary record from the previous school and a recommendation from the previous year's Math and English teacher. The student and parent then meet with the appropriate principal to discuss evaluation results and determine admittance.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Tyler Street Christian Academy cost?
Tyler Street Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $7,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Tyler Street Christian Academy?
The acceptance rate of Tyler Street Christian Academy is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 85%.
What sports does Tyler Street Christian Academy offer?
Tyler Street Christian Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Football, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Tyler Street Christian Academy?
The application deadline for Tyler Street Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Tyler Street Christian Academy located?
Tyler Street Christian Academy is located in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, TX. There are 10 other private schools located in Oak Cliff.

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