Wesley Prep

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Wesley Prep Photo #1 - Second grade students round out their study of the life cycle by observing the incubation process and hatching of baby chicks in their classroom.
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Wesley Prep Photo #1 - Second grade students round out their study of the life cycle by observing the incubation process and hatching of baby chicks in their classroom.
Wesley Prep Photo #2 - Wesley Prep believes the necessary tools for learning involve highly qualified teachers, appropriate curriculum, project-based learning, teamwork, exploration, problem solving, facts and conceptual learning, small classes that allow teachers to know the individual child, appropriate assessment, and continued student progress.
Wesley Prep Photo #3 - Wesley Prep offers a complete athletics program with sports such as basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading and track .
Wesley Prep Photo #4 - Fifth grade students research historical figures in US history, write a speech based on the figure of their choice, and enact a moment of the figure's life in Wesley Prep's annual Night At The Museum event.
Wesley Prep Photo #5 - Our MDO and preschool students learn pre-writing, pre-math, and social studies skills through structured play activities, both in the classroom and outdoors.
Wesley Prep Photo #6 - Fifth graders read The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow aloud by candlelight. The study of Washington Irving's classic novel propels the class into analysis of the story and synthesis in the writing of a play that is then performed at the annual Open House event.
Wesley Prep Photo #7 - Our smaller classes allow teachers to form a relationship with each student and provide a more individualized approach to learning. Our teachers design creative and personal lessons that spark the interest of students. On any given day, our students will be working cooperatively, individually, and with the teacher.
Wesley Prep Photo #8 - Wesley Prep preschool and elementary students develop a love of reading through their weekly library visit.
Wesley Prep Photo #9 - Wesley Prep's campus includes state-of-the-art playground space for MDO, Preschool, and Elementary students.
Wesley Prep Photo #10 - The story of Thanksgiving is brought to life as students dress as Pilgrims and Native Americans, and create crafts indicative of the time period.
Wesley Prep's mission is to develop joyful leaders empowered by academics and integrity.
We focus on the whole child, from strong academics to strong character, and our teachers inspire students to be engaged learners who exhibit character and joy in all that they do.
At every age level, from Toddlers through 6th Grade, our teachers bring learning to life through curriculum which is experiential, interactive, and immersive.
Our students participate in a wealth of enrichment classes from Studio Art and Music to Science and Robotics, which gives them the opportunity to explore and gain experience in a multitude of subjects.
By sixth grade, Wesley Prep students become leaders who are grounded in their identities and prepared for their next academic environment.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 434 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31 / Jan. 19 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Wesley Prep ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1968

Student Body

Total Students
434 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Wesley Prep Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki shorts and polo shirts for boys; plaid skirts and polo shirts for girls; dress uniform for events

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 31 / Jan. 19 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies for Early Childhood and Elementary. Please see wesleyprep.org for more information.
Admissions Director
Margaret Landis

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Common Ground Outreach, Dad's Club, Parent Teacher Fellowship, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
AfterSchool Activities, Musical Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletics

School Notes

  • Wesley Prep's mission is to develop joyful leaders empowered by academics and integrity. We are committed to prioritizing the education of the whole child: the social, emotional, spiritual, and academic growth of each of the children we serve. Our curriculum is both developmentally appropriate and challenging and builds from one grade to the next.
  • We have intentionally embedded signature learning moments at each level so that our students have opportunities to highlight and celebrate what they are learning. With a strong focus on both academics and character, we nurture and develop confident, capable leaders who are curious, collaborative, and creative problem solvers willing to take risks.
  • Athough our teachers use standards like the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and national standards in particular content areas to guide what students should learn at each level, each teacher goes further and deeper, thus creating a crucial need for communication and review across ages and disciplines.
  • Wesley Prep faculty and staff honor the dignity of childhood and believe that experiential learning is critical to engaging student curiosity, which leads to the development of life-long learners. Through rich and purposefully designed learning experiences at all grade levels, our students develop the skills and capacities needed to successfully navigate the world in which they live.
  • Early ChildhoodNursery & Toddlers
  • Our Nursery and Toddlers program is an introduction to school for our littlest learners. Teachers use knowledge of child development, experience and understanding of the power of play to design a school day experience that both nurtures and grows our students. Each class attends Early Childhood Music and Movement class daily in support of language and cognitive development. Students also practice their gross motor skills through time in the playroom and on the playground. Teachers plan lessons, games and read alouds to guide students through their next developmental stage and meet students where they are on the learning continuum.
  • Preschool
  • Our preschool program is play-based and utilizes a variety of methods to engage our students in the act of learning by doing. Manipulatives and hands-on activities are used by our teaching teams to bring relevance to the topics and units being taught in our preschool classrooms and to engage the children in meaningful and intentional ways, so the subject matter is known and experienced, rather than simply memorized. Circle time is a daily activity to introduce and teach concepts and skills, and teacher-designed centers can include science, art, math, blocks, and more. Formal curriculum is used in our PreK 3 and PreK 4 programs to introduce and reinforce foundational concepts in mathematics, pre-literacy, vocabulary, and handwriting instruction.
  • Elementary
  • Our educational philosophy continues into the elementary program with engaging and interactive approaches to teaching and learning. Instruction is delivered in a variety of ways, including hands-on, experiential, and project-based learning; cross-curricular projects; community outreach; and a variety of opportunities for our students to present and perform in front of an audience. To create such meaningful moments of learning, we must provide the bedrock of a solid curriculum. Formal curricular programs such as Everyday Math, Savvas myView, and Science Fusion create a foundational structure, and teachers research and innovate to complement their curricula, making learning robust, engaging, and authentic. Teachers collaborate across grade levels to ensure vertical alignment and appropriate building in content, skills, expectations, and independence.
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Wesley Prep places great importance on enrichment outside of the core strands. Beginning at the nursery level, students attend music class. Chapel, physical education, and library are introduced in Preschool, and PreK 4 students attend art and have regular visits from the school counselor for social-emotional guidance lessons. Elementary students attend additional enrichment classes, adding music, drama/theatre, technology, Spanish, and science lab. Fifth and sixth graders attend human spirituality and test preparation courses.All School students participate in these enrichment classes for the entirety of the academic year, so that students are participating in all enrichment subjects throughout the entire school year. This exposure promotes well-rounded students with a wide range of interests and experiences. There is also an emphasis on the importance of outdoor play, with outdoor recess held twice daily for Preschool and Kindergarten and at least once daily for Elementary students.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Wesley Prep offer?
Wesley Prep offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Wesley Prep's ranking?
Wesley Prep ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Wesley Prep?
The application deadline for Wesley Prep is Dec. 31 / Jan. 19 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 31 / Jan. 19 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 434 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31 / Jan. 19 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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