History and Philosophy

History and Philosophy

Lakehill Preparatory School guides motivated students to learn with curiosity, lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Our challenging and nurturing educational community inspires students to become collaborative problem-solvers who live with integrity.

Hand in hand we walk together,
Purpose, peace, and plans;
Taking all we’ve gained in knowledge,
Wisdom with us stands.
Weeping, laughing, mourning, dancing,

Memories prevail.
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater,
Lakehill Prep, we hail.

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 2017, Lakehill Preparatory School added 16,000 square feet to the Main Campus and renovated an additional 8,000 square feet of space. This vital effort produced new lab spaces for science, writing, and computer science, as well as an art studio. It also provided new classrooms, administrative offices, and meeting and event rooms. A dramatic 5,000 square foot inner courtyard offers 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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