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2023 Guide to 95+ Best Private Schools near me: Plano area

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!

More: The Ultimate Guide to Schools near me

This guide covers Private Schools in Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Private Schools in Plano and surrounding cities.

More: The Best Preschools near by

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  

Private schools near me

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.


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Lakeland Christian Academy

Age Range Served
1 - 18

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!

Rising Aviation High School: Educating Students for Careers in Aviation


Rising Aviation High School is an accredited, private aviation high school located at the Addison Airport. We use STEM education to prepare students in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex for aviation careers.

The St. Anthony School


The St. Anthony School is an accredited neurodivergent private school in North Dallas, Texas, that specializes in a therapeutic and comprehensive teaching approach for students with academic, social, emotional and behavioral differences.

Acton Academy Lakewood


Acton Academy Lakewood helps students ages 4-10 discover and grow their unique strengths. Find a calling. Change the world.

Akiba Yavneh Academy


A modern orthodox, coed Jewish day school with an Early Childhood Program – High School in Dallas, Texas.

Alcuin School


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


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


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.

Bethany Christian School

Age Range Served
19 - 100

Fully Accredited Christian based learning for Pre-K thru 12th grade.

Bishop Dunne Catholic School


Bishop Dunne Catholic School is a Catholic college preparatory school that serves a diverse, multicultural community in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Breckinridge Montessori School


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.

Bridge Builder Academy


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


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. 

Cambridge school of Dallas


A Christ-Centered, Classical, College Preparatory School seeking to equip the minds and engage the hearts of students.

Campbell Christian Academy


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


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

Christ the King Catholic School


We offer Kindergarten through 8th grade classes. Our goal is to educate the whole student; heart, mind, & spirit.

Coram Deo Academy


Coram Deo Academy is a Christian, Classical, and Collaborative day school with campuses in Collin County, Dallas, and Flower Mound.

Cornerstone Christian Academy


CCA offers strong Christian educational discipleship in a nurturing environment, aimed at developing students to become everything God made them to be.

Dallas Academy


Dallas Academy restores the promise of full academic enrichment to students with learning differences.

Dallas Christian Academy


Dallas Christian Academy is a preK-12 grade private school located in Uptown Dallas.

Dallas International School


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


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


Fairhill School specializes in educating students grades 1-12 who have diagnosed learning difference

Faith Lutheran School

Age Range Served
3 - 19

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 of Dallas


First Baptist Academy is a PK3 through 12th grade, Biblically-integrated, college preparatory day school.

Frisco Montessori Academy


Frisco Montessori Academy (FMA) offers a unique, quality year-round education to children 18 months through 8th grade.

Fusion Academy


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 International School

Farmers Branch

German Immersion School program for children up to 10 years of age.

Good Shepherd Episcopal School


Good Shepherd Episcopal School serves students in grades PreK – 8th. We inspire children to learn with confidence, serve with compassion, and lead with courage!

Grace Academy of Dallas


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 School


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.

Hillier School


The Hillier School equips children with learning differences, academically and spiritually.

Hola Spanish Academy

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.

Holy Trinity Catholic School


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 College Prep School of Dallas


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


John Paul II High School is a coeducational, Catholic, college preparatory school, sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas, that opened its doors in 2005.

June Shelton School & Evaluation Center


Shelton is the largest private school in the world for intelligent students with learning differences.

Kingdom Collegiate


At Kingdom Collegiate Academies, we cultivate an environment that’s conducive to higher learning, biblical truth and loving relationships.

Lakehill Preparatory School


Lakehill Preparatory School is a coeducational, college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

Legacy Christian Academy


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.

McKinney Christian Academy


MCA is a Christian, interdenominational, college preparatory school that draws students from numerous North Texas communities.

Mount St. Michael Catholic School


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 Christian Academy


They are a Christian school located in Plano that provides private education for grades Pre-k4-12th. They offer a high-quality education that is grounded in faith and values, and they are committed to helping each student reach their full potential.

New Life Christian Academy


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


North Dallas Adventist Academy (NDAA) is celebrating 36 years of providing excellent Christian education in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Notre Dame School of Dallas


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


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.

Oak Hill Academy


Oak Hill Academy is dedicated to serving the needs of children who might struggle in traditional classrooms.

Our Lady Perpetual Help Catholic School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is a Roman Catholic elementary and middle school located in the Love Field neighborhood of Dallas, Texas .


  • Abbie

    Hi, I’m Abbie, super mom, and busy-bee who moved to Plano from London, England with my husband and 2 kids, Jesse and Lucy, in the Summer of 2013. Plano Moms was my lifeline when I arrived as I didn’t know anyone or anything about my new city that I now called home. When I’m not being a Plano Mom or being a taxi service to my kids, working out, cooking and reading (when I find the time!)

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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.

Thank you!!

Kevin gebhardt

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.