Waxahachie Preparatory Academy

  • Waxahachie Preparatory Academy is as unique from other schools as children are from each other.
  • WPA allows students more family time, a great sense of community, and flexibility in their school week. "The academics are appropriately challenging and are allowing our students to develop independent study skills with co-teaching supervision from the parents.".

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded2001

Student Body

Total Students143 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Waxahachie Preparatory Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Average SAT score1090
Average ACT score22
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants and WPA shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineAug. 1 / Jan. 10 / rolling
Tuition NotesStudents will enroll for for the individual classes they select for the entire school year. The payment plans are 12-month, 10-month, or 2-pay with a 5% discount. Classes for 2015-2016 are $160 per credit hour.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAmy Morren
Admissions AssociateAmy Morren


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBasketballCross Country,
SwimmingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Drama, Journalism/Yearbook Club, Math Pentathalon, National Honor Society, Student Government

School Notes

  • Waxahachie Preparatory Academy is as unique from other schools as children are from each other. WPA allows students more family time, a great sense of community, and flexibility in their school week. "The academics are appropriately challenging and are allowing our students to develop independent study skills with co-teaching supervision from the parents."
  • WPA is a NAUMS-Certified University-Model School, a member of the AdvancED accredited corporation NAUMS, and accredited by SACS CASI. WPA was founded on the concept of affording students the benefit of quality professional instruction on campus, while partnering with parents during satellite home instruction. Elementary students attend on-campus classes on Tuesday and Thursday, and are under parental instruction at home on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Secondary students attend classes on-campus on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and continue their studies at home with parental instruction on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • The vision of University-Model Schools is to strengthen America's families and values by helping parents prepare college-worthy, character witnesses of Christ for the next generation. This distinctly-Christian educational model gives parents more time to be with their children than do traditional school settings, allowing greater opportunity for parents to impart the faith and values they hold precious. Students from public, private, and home schools alike are being attracted to the model because of its uniquely balanced approach to partnering with parents and preparing students. (NAUMS, University-Model Schools, and all related intellectual property are protected by trademark and used with permission.)
  • Whether coming from public, private, or home schools, all families are admitted into University-Model schooling with the understanding that a high degree of parental mentoring will be expected. While it is true that all approaches to education are strengthened when parents are meaningfully involved, the University Model absolutely depends upon it. Without someone who will provide responsible parenting, the success of the student in this model is severely compromised.
  • The University-Model approach is certainly not to be considered the only way or the "right" way for everyone. Every family faces different circumstances; therefore, each has a different set of needs. To believe that one educational alternative is right for every family is to believe that every situation is the same. This, of course, is not the case.
  • What is University-Model Schooling University-Model Schooling (UMS) is a new educational alternative that, until now, has not been among the typical choices available to parents. Though off-campus parental roles are clearly defined and required in the model, UMS should not be equated with home schooling or home schooling cooperatives. Nor should UMS be understood as traditional classroom education that has simply reduced classroom time. Its significance lies in its ability to effectively utilize parents in partnership with highly qualified professional instructors to gain better academic results, especially among average students. This partnership is facilitated by using a university-type schedule, administrative system, and strong work ethic in age-appropriate ways for the elementary through high school grades. The result is an excellent, well-rounded education with less time in school, less cost for families, increased opportunities for positive parent-child interaction, and improved order and discipline in the classroom. It also results in the successful transition of students directly into college with minimal "culture shock" since they have already experienced a college-simulated work environment at the high school level.
  • UMS is designed to bring together the best attributes of traditional schooling with the best attributes of home schooling and integrate them into one model. The immediate goal is quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education accomplished in a way that gives parents more time for imparting the faith and values they hold precious. The ultimate goal is that of producing wholesome, competent men and women of character who make a positive difference in the next generation. It is also hoped that University-Model Schools, both public and private, can gain nationwide acceptance among parents and educators as a schooling alternative that is needed in every community. (Content from above 4 bullet points used with permission from the book Character Driven College Preparation by Dr. John William Turner, Jr. All content on this school overview is the trademarked property of NAUMS and is used with permission.) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    9.8 miles
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    (972) 617-1177
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  • Waxahachie
    First Christian Day School
    (Disciples of Christ)
    Grades: PK-7 | 93 students
    1.5 miles
    1109 Brown St
    Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (972) 937-1952
    1.5 PK-7
  • Desoto
    Grades: K-10 | 18 students
    13.1 miles
    1221 E. Parkerville Road
    Desoto, TX 75115
    (972) 230-1838
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Our family has been with WPA for over 6 years. We have two students, a 6th grader and a 3rd grader. We have had the priviledge of seeing what a University Model can do for your student and how it really works. Our 6th grader has developed into a motivated, independent and driven young individual. The fact that we are more involved in the teaching in the earlier years is very beneficial. We know that our student will not run the risk of being left behind. We get to concentrate on those areas that are more challenging for them and put adequate focus on those that they have mastered the days we are at home. The challenging academics put them at a higher level and keep them on their toes. It is an amazing and challenging school that helps them to strive to work harder and challenges them to be responsible for their own work. The high level of parental involvment allows parents to always know where their student is academically and how they are doing at all times. Teachers are informative, they truly care and are always a phone call away on your days at home! Finally, the Christian atmosphere is priceless and helps to encourage the priciples we instill in our children at home. WE LOVE WPA!
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Our family has attended WPA since our son was in the 1st grade. Now that he is in the 4th grade, we see how the university model helps him become an independent learner. He loves coming to school and we more time as a family. I cannot think of a better place for him to go to school and love the time it has given our family. Also, the character and Christian emphasis has mirrored what our family sees as important in education.
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