History and Philosophy

Established in 1971, Lakehill Preparatory School continues to build on its original goal of establishing an independent, college preparatory school of outstanding quality and credentials in the Lakewood/East Dallas community.

Lakehill is a highly regarded, fully-accredited, co-educational school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. As an academic community dedicated to the whole student, Lakehill combines a robust, college preparatory curriculum with opportunities for personal growth, individual enrichment, and community engagement. Small class sizes ensure a supportive learning environment and personal attention. From kindergarten through high school, every Lakehill student is encouraged to strive, challenged to succeed, and inspired to excel.

Lakehill’s Main Campus is located in the heart of Lakewood and is within easy reach to all areas of Dallas. In May 2016, Lakehill broke ground on a 16,000 square foot expansion project. An additional 8,000 square feet of existing space will also be renovated. The entire project will be completed in time for the start of the 2017-18 school year. The expansion will produce new lab spaces for science, writing, and computer science, as well as an art studio. It will also provide new classrooms, meeting and event rooms, and administrative offices. A centerpiece of the project is a 5,000 square-foot inner courtyard that will provide outdoor classroom and performance space.

The Roger L. Perry Campus, located just four miles from the Main Campus, is home to the Warrior Athletic Complex and the LEED-certified Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. This facility houses athletic fields, a field house, laboratories, classrooms, and meeting space. With over 40 acres of land to explore, Lakehill students have the opportunity to experience nature in a pristine environment.

Finding the right environment for your child’s education makes a world of difference. At Lakehill, you’ll find an environment that nurtures intellectual curiosity, stimulates personal growth, and encourages critical thinking and innovation.

Lakehill is committed to providing students in kindergarten through high school with a unique and high-quality education and to helping young people develop – not only as students, but also as well-rounded individuals.

Lakehill students recognize the importance of involvement in their school and in the community. Athletics, the arts, and a wealth of student activities and organizations promote teamwork and help develop valuable leadership skills. Students also benefit from community service and are encouraged to embrace a spirit of volunteerism that will foster a life-long passion for service.

Lakehill is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS).

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