Tyler Street Christian Academy

Tyler Street Christian Academy Photo #1 - "How was your day at school?" Our students answer with more than mumbles. But then it's hard not to have something to say after a day filled with inspiration and new connections. We meet students in a loving environment and help them discover the truth behind the world they live in and the truth of who they are becoming.
Tyler Street Christian Academy Photo #2 - Ah ha!" It's the moment that hearing becomes knowing. So simple that it's easy to neglect and yet so rich that it will stop you in your tracks. We cherish defining moments and believe they are central to education.
Tyler Street Christian Academy Photo #3 - Only in a place that is safe and love-centered can we expect to learn from one another. The classroom is a place to ask hard questions, own personal challenges, and grow in wisdom as much as knowledge. Every single teacher here inspires and supports our students as they grow into whole, healthy human beings.
Tyler Street Christian Academy Photo #4 - School is built on the belief that students are filled with possibilities. It's the belief that each student we teach has unique dreams and callings. It's the truth that if we can just teach them to love learning, learning will carry them to truth, character, life, and love.
Tyler Street Christian Academy Photo #5 - There is one overarching reason we are here: we love our students. It's why we get out of bed in the morning and what carries us through the day. It's why we connect with each of them personally and shape our methods to their needs. Because our students are worthwhile and serving them through education is our dream.
Tyler Street Christian Academy Photo #6 - We believe that children are capable of inquiry and are active constructors of knowledge, so we create opportunities for exploration that grow from and speak into children's passions and pursuits and their developmental unfolding.
Tyler Street Christian Academy Photo #7 - We believe every child can learn, every child can succeed, and that because every child is made in the image of God, they are made and enabled to become a disciple of Jesus.
Tyler Street Christian Academy Photo #8 - Our scholars learn to develop a growth mindset, which enables them to experience failure without accepting defeat. The culture of our school values effort, determination, and grit over talent.
  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students157 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade Tyler Street Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size11 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score21
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform Provider: Levine's Department Store (Oak Cliff))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,266
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade level from $8,700-10,100. The tuition amount does not include application fee, registration fee, or other related student fees.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDarnetta Forteau


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
FootballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chapel Committee, Christian Service for High School Students, Elementary Student Council, Engineering for Kids, Foundations in Personal Finance, High School Student Council, Journalism/Yearbook, Junior Class Prom Planning Committee, Meadows Committee for Charitable Awards, 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.

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Great school! Class of 1986. I received a solid education that prepared me for college and beyond. After 40+ years, TSCA is an Oak Cliff institution!
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