Looking for the best Private Schools near me in Plano, McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and North Dallas?
Do you have school-aged kids and are looking for the right option for their school? Plano and the surrounding areas have so many top-notch Private Schools for you to choose from.
There is no “one best” Private School in Plano — or anywhere for that matter. Not every school is right for every child.
That is why it is important for parents to look around to find what works for their child — and what works for their family. If you’ve recently relocated here, looking for the best Private School near me is a huge priority!
This guide covers Private Schools in Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Private Schools in Plano and surrounding cities.
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We have made a one-stop guide for parents in and around the Plano area to evaluate the vast selection of private schools this area offers and see which are the best private schools in Dallas.
If you’re looking for private schools for elementary-age kids there are some great options for elementary private schools nearby.
With the proximity of under a 20-mile radius to Plano, all of these schools listed should be easily commutable. Be sure to check out more information on these, also with Niche.com
Whether you are looking for information about enrollment, Religious Affiliation, Alternative Learning environments and much more, this list will point you in the right direction.
There is no “One size fits all” when it comes to education and looking for the best Private School near me.
We know deciding whether to send your child to private or public school is a big decision, both socially, financially, and emotionally. It has to be the right fit for your family, like it has been for ours.
We hope this guide will help the tiniest bit in making the correct decision for your child and family.
Should my Private School have a Religious Affiliation?
Do you want a Faith Based Private school? If so, do you want a specific religious influence, such as Lutheran or Jewish? If you want Christian Private schools near me, there are also many denominational and non-denominational options.
What type of Private School Learning Environment do I want?
Education is one size fits all.
It is important to determine which type of learning environment your child will be most successful and comfortable. Are you looking for a special type of curriculum and format like Montessori, IB, dedicated gifted? Or are you interested in an alternative learning environment like half days or even one on one learning?
What does the Application Process look like for Private Schools?
For most families, this is a very important piece of the decision-making process. Once you have made a list of schools you are most interested in, make sure you read through their admissions pages thoroughly.
How much do Private Schools cost?
What are their tuition fees? Are Financial Aid or Scholarships available?
Take note of extra fees, such as supplies, and application fees. Also, look at how the tuition may increase as your child grows into higher grade levels.
You do not want to be surprised that you are paying more once your child gets into Middle school or High School.
Private schools with uniforms are very common here in Dallas, so don’t forget to factor in the cost of providing uniforms for your private school student.
What are the Enrollment numbers?
Another factor to consider is the number of children enrolled in school. Some private schools are very small with less than 50 kids total enrolled.
Many have over 1000 children enrolled but you will also want to consider the grades offered when looking at these numbers.
There are some schools that offer grades 9-12 with over 1,000 children enrolled, while others are grades K-12 with only 50 enrolled. You will know whether your child will do better in a smaller school.
The St. Anthony School is an accredited private school in North Dallas, Texas, that specializes in a therapeutic and comprehensive teaching approach for students with academic, social, emotional and behavioral differences.
Wonderland Montessori of McKinney serves children from 8 weeks to 6 years in our core Montessori programs.
Pebblecreek Montessori provides authentic Montessori education to children from infant through elementary, facilitated by professionally trained guides certified by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) through training centers around the globe.
Lakeland Christian Academy partners with parents to provide an excellent education with Christian values for students ages two through tenth grade. Call for a tour or information today!
Learning Cube Academy is a preschool that offers a loving and safe environment to nurture the overall development of young kids before their journey into elementary school. We offer in-person programs – Half, Full and Extended day along with virtual enrichment programs for children 2-5 years of age.
Acton Academy Lakewood helps students ages 4-10 discover and grow their unique strengths. Find a calling. Change the world.
A modern orthodox, coed Jewish day school with an Early Childhood Program – High School in Dallas, Texas.
Alcuin School in Dallas is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school serving students in Montessori and International Baccalaureate programs.
All Saints Catholic School is a PK-8th grade school in the Diocese of Dallas. Located on 15 acres in North Dallas, we serve 300 students with an outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum, and extra-curricular offerings rooted in our Catholic faith.
Ann & Nate Levine Academy is an exceptional, dynamic, and progressive academic learning environment. Levine is an inclusive, dynamic community comprising the full spectrum of Jewish affiliations, the unaffiliated, many nationalities, and a diversity of socio-economic backgrounds.
Fully Accredited Christian based learning for Pre-K thru 12th grade.
Bishop Dunne Catholic School is a Catholic college preparatory school that serves a diverse, multicultural community in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
Montessori is a method of imparting knowledge in a way that builds a life-long love for learning. Its three main parts are:
The Child, The Environment, The Directress.
Most people know at least one student whose unique needs are not being met by the traditional education system. Bridge Builder Academy customizes all aspects of a student’s education to ensure that they are able to reach their full potential.
Calvary Lutheran School will be a thriving educational center offering excellent spiritual training and academic achievement to children from their early childhood years through 8th grade.
A Christ-Centered, Classical, College Preparatory School seeking to equip the minds and engage the hearts of students.
Campbell Christian Academy has been committed to teaching children the basics: reading, writing, and arithmetic. We use a unique and successful teaching method developed by our founder June Campbell.
Choices Leadership Academy is an independent, advanced college preparatory school that embraces diverse cultures of students and prepares them to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college
We offer Kindergarten through 8th grade classes. Our goal is to educate the whole student; heart, mind, & spirit.
Coram Deo Academy is a Christian, Classical, and Collaborative day school with campuses in Collin County, Dallas, and Flower Mound.
CCA offers strong Christian educational discipleship in a nurturing environment, aimed at developing students to become everything God made them to be.
Dallas Academy restores the promise of full academic enrichment to students with learning differences.
Dallas Christian Academy is a preK-12 grade private school located in Uptown Dallas.
Dallas International School educates students of all backgrounds to contribute to a dynamic world with its internationally renowned curriculum, multiple language instruction, and exposure to diverse cultural views.
Dallas Lutheran School is a 7-12th grade school that will help develop your child’s ability to think critically, live biblically, work collaboratively, lead righteously, communicate effectively, act responsibly, and become a lifelong learner.
Fairhill School specializes in educating students grades 1-12 who have diagnosed learning difference
Faith Lutheran School offers classes for students in preschool through grade 12 at its Plano, Texas campus and also offers live, online high school classes to students world-wide.
First Baptist Academy is a PK3 through 12th grade, Biblically-integrated, college preparatory day school.
Frisco Montessori Academy (FMA) offers a unique, quality year-round education to children 18 months through 8th grade.
Fusion Plano is a private school where classes are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. Our Teacher/Mentors can personalize curriculum and pacing for their students’ strengths, interests, and learning style.
German Immersion School program for children up to 10 years of age.
Good Shepherd Episcopal School serves students in grades PreK – 8th. We inspire children to learn with confidence, serve with compassion, and lead with courage!
Christ-Centered + Future-Focused. Grace Academy of Dallas proudly serves students in Pre-K3 through sixth grade.
Grace Covenant Academy partners with Christian families in North Texas to educate their K-12 children in a University-Model style.
Greenhill students learn to ask questions, voice opinions, and explore interests. They cultivate personal strengths, pursue what interests them, and prepare for whatever their futures may hold. Above all, they become people who choose to learn. Greenhill: a school for the inspired.
The Hillier School equips children with learning differences, academically and spiritually.
Hola Spanish Academy provides a fun and enriching environment for children to learn and become fluent in Spanish. Currently offering online classes and small group in-person classes for kids in Pre-K – 6th grades as well as turn key enrichment programs for preschools and mother’s day out programs.
Educating Dallas-area children since 1914, Holy Trinity Catholic School provides a Catholic education for children from Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. We successfully prepare students for future academic achievement at the most prominent area high schools.
Jesuit school provides a rigorous student-centered Jesuit education to approximately 1,100 students in grades 9-12 with a 9:1 student-teacher ratio.
John Paul II High School is a coeducational, Catholic, college preparatory school, sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas, that opened its doors in 2005.
Shelton is the largest private school in the world for intelligent students with learning differences.
At Kingdom Collegiate Academies, we cultivate an environment that’s conducive to higher learning, biblical truth and loving relationships.
Lakehill Preparatory School is a coeducational, college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12.
A Pre K-12, Christian, college-prep school, located in Frisco, TX, within minutes of McKinney, Prosper, Little Elm, The Colony, Aubrey, Pilot Point, & Plano.
MCA is a Christian, interdenominational, college preparatory school that draws students from numerous North Texas communities.
Christ-Centered, Classical (1st-8th), Montessori (3K-5K), and authentically Catholic. Mount St. Michael Catholic School collaborates with parents as primary educators to provide, through example and instruction, a Catholic community in which students experience the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
New Hope Education is an organization that strives to meet needs of families who desire care and education for children from a biblical perspective.
The goal of New Life Christian Academy is not to reform but to train Christian youth of every ability in the highest principles of Christian leadership Kindergarten-High School.
North Dallas Adventist Academy (NDAA) is celebrating 36 years of providing excellent Christian education in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Notre Dame School, recognizing that each person is created in the image of God, educates students with developmental disabilities and facilitates their integration into society.
Oak Crest Private School is a co-educational private school, founded in 1999 and located in Carrollton, Texas. We feel that it is vital that the children have a solid grounding in the basics from which they can expand into any field they may choose.
Sunday 16th of January 2022
Do you have any recommendations for private schools that people really love? I am looking for a bigger school as my children are athletic. I want them to have opportunities to play on teams. We are looking for Christian/non-denominational.
We may be moving to the area this summer so I am trying to figure out schools.
Sunday 5th of June 2022
@Lindsey, legacy Christian Academy. Incredibly high college bound percent and well developed athletic program. State Champions Softball 2022 school year. So many other awesome things to say but you should check it out yourself. Christian principles are integral in all parts of the school. We love the program and so do most if not all other families.
Monday 17th of January 2022
There are a lot of private schools that people really love. It just depends what type you're looking for. Prestonwood and Prince of Peace are both large schools with good athletic programs. Parish Episcopal is also a good choice and is inclusive of all types of religions.