Students enrolled 1160
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4101 Sigma Rd
Dallas, TX 75244

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(972) 991-1237
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4 stars
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October 01, 2014
Parish Episcopal has a great community of kids and parents brought together by an innovative faculty and administration. Parish is a newer upper school and - as such - is not bound by tradition for the sake of tradition and is keeping its programs, facilities and faculty on the cutting edge of learning. It provides opportunity for all students to excel and to find success for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2014
My daughter is in 6th grade and started at Parish as at three years. We have been very happy with the responsiveness of the head of school to concerns, which he made sure were addressed. I love how welcoming and inclusive the parents and kids are, I like that the HOS is constantly evaluating what's going on in education and incorporating cutting-edge theory into the curriculum. The after school program is great; my daughter takes piano and two dance classes after school. (not cheap, but worth it) I also like that they require the kids in middle school to take dance, band/choir, theater for a trimester. My daughter participated in the Robotics program last year against her will and ended up having a blast. The ramped up STEM program is so exciting. Finally, the emphasis on leadership and the programs used to teach and encourage it make me certain this is the right school for our daughter.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2013
I am a freshman at Parish this year and this is my second year attending parish. i was looking forward to having a great christian education. Although we do have a daily chapel, Christianity is a minority at parish and almost discouraged. We aren't allowed to have any sort of bible club of anything about christianity because it may "offend other religions" we cant even call the tree in our hallway, a christmas tree, we are forced to call it a "holiday tree." Despite the religion problem, i would say the best part about parish is its academics, MOST of the teachers are great at what they do, but alot of them arent too nice. But you do learn alot. The kids at parish arent all that accepting either. some of them are so nice though. It definately is a competetive crowd. I will not be attending parish next year.

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2013
Is ok, there are better private schools out there for the amount of money they ask.

- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2013
We have had a much different experience from the review below. We went through an extensive process to find the right fit for our kids in the Dallas private school circle. Parish offers the very appropriate high academic environment along with the ability for both my girls to experience some wonderful extracurricular activities, some of which are offered through their EXTEND program. My oldest is in Middle School this year for the first time, and we are very impressed with the honors curriculum to which she is being exposed. In our middle school, we have a steady flow of interested applicants, many of whom are coming to us from our competitors. Our Head of School, Dave Monaco, energizes and motivates both students and parents, and he has brought such creativity and innovation to our programs. I truly believe my kids will be better prepared for the real world with what they are being given at Parish. I am proud to say we are a family who intends to be lifers at Parish!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
The quality of the Parish Episcopal School experience has declined markedly in the past 2-3 years. It was at that time that a new Head of School took over and the mission of the school seems to have really changed since then. Our child changed schools in the interim and our family has been very pleased with that change. While there are many great families and kids at Parish, there are glaring problems with the quality of the educational experience and overall quality of student body. Again, there are some TERRIFIC kids at the school... but we found an alarming number of disciplinary problem kids at the lower High School level. At 24,000++, the experience doesn't come close to other Dallas area private schools asking the same fees. Instead of competing at the highest level, the school seems content to serve as a catch all... accepting students regardless of academic or disciplinary deficiencies. In fact, the school seems to pride itself on serving problem students... which only attracts more disciplinary problem kids. There has been a steady exodus from the MS & HS in the past 2-3 years. Those who can get into other private schools begin making the leap starting in middle school.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
The quality of the Parish Episcopal School experience has declined markedly in the past 2-3 years. It was at that time that a new Head of School took over and the mission of the school seems to have really changed since then. Our child changed schools in the interim and our family has been very pleased with that change. While there are many great families and kids at Parish, there are glaring problems with the quality of the educational experience and overall quality of student body. Again, there are some TERRIFIC kids at the school... but we found an alarming number of disciplinary problem kids at the lower High School level. At 24,000++, the experience doesn't come close to other Dallas area private schools asking the same fees. Instead of competing at the highest level, the school seems content to serve as a catch all... accepting students regardless of academic or disciplinary deficiencies. In fact, the school seems to pride itself on serving problem students... which only attracts more disciplinary problem kids. There has been a steady exodus from the MS & HS in the past 2-3 years. Those who can get into other private schools begin making the leap starting in middle school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2013
This school is great! Students are explained the new topics thoroughly and therefore learn a lot! I definitely recommend it to possible future students.

- submitted by a community member
April 01, 2013
Graduated from Parish a few years ago. Really the reason you should attend this school is for the teachers. The vast majority of teachers here are very good at what they do and try their best to give personal attention to each student. A lot of the techniques I use to study in college I learned from assignments I did in high school. Teachers are also so friendly and well-liked that it's very common to see students hanging out in a teacher's office just talking; students and teachers are pretty much one whole community. The school actively tries to foster a diverse and inclusive student body, which I think it does very well. I know at my current university I come from by far the most diverse school out of the vast majority of my friends. People also had a variety of interests in academics, athletics, arts, etc. If I had rated the school when I graduated, I'd give it a 4/5, but thanks to a lot of radical new changes I've heard about, I have to give it a 5/5. I'm seriously jealous of all the new things that current students have access to that I never did.

- submitted by a community member
December 03, 2012
Our children have attended Parish for 10 years. One child graduated in 2011, one is in high school and one is in lower elementary. So we have experienced every division and campus of this school multiple times over many years. We highly, highly recommend Parish. The academics, athletics and arts programs are excellent. And the school and administration are constantly looking for ways to improve and innovate. Of course, no school is perfect. But any issues we have experienced or heard about over the years have been addressed. And isn't that what you want in a school? When our older children were in middle school and we asked if they wanted to consider applying someplace else, they both said absolutely not. And when it came time to apply for our youngest, we looked nowhere else. When he graduates in 2023, we will have had a 20-year relationship with Parish. I think that speaks volumes about the kind of school Parish is.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2012
Our child just started this year. She loves going there. The teachers are engaging and dedicated. The faculty are very supportive. The faculty encourage the parents to be involved. The EXTEND program provides an amazing amount of opportunity for the children. The new STEM center is awesome. I have seen a positive change in my daughter since attending this school. The families have been inviting and helpful. The family organized activities helped my daughter adjust to the new school.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2012
I have a 6th grader and a junior at Parish. We love this school! Such a nurturing place for our boys! We came from large public Plano schools, where your kids are just a number. The athletic programs are phenomenal! I am so excited that we could give our children the incredible opportunity to attend this top tier school!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
Just had a '12 graduate and he's been at Parish since 5th grade. Now we have a future Aggie on our hands. He loves his graduating class with friends going from Claremont in California to Columbia in NY. Wonderful experience

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2011
This is our first year at Parish and we have a preK1 and Kindergarten student who both LOVE their school!! Such a nurturing and confidence building school with outstanding teachers! My kids leave for school everyday with a smile and excitement and come home just as happy! We are so grateful to be a part of such an outstanding school and would highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
LOVE PARISH! Our children started as a Junior and a Freshman and they immediately were welcomed in. Parish has very strong academics and a great athletic program. We now have 2 graduates of Parish, and a freshman and an eighth grader! Things are done with class all around. Graduation is simply beautiful and Friday night football games are awesome for all.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2011
This is a top-notch school. The headmaster and all faculty are on the same page -- committed to your child's success. The culture of the school is a healthy one, and the students seem so happy. Our child has been so appreciative of the chance to attend such a great school. In addition, Parish provides a rigorous academic program, and the homework level is appropriate.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
I have a second grader at Parish, and think that it is a wonderful academic and social environment. We have be so pleased with the teachers, facilities, and overall environment. It is a wonderful place to send your young children.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
I am a former parent who spent 3 years (1-3 rd grade) at this school. We relocated cities so moved schools. Parish was a very good experience in the lower campus (1st and 2nd) for our son. Appropriate homework, awesome teachers, good feedback and small nurturing environment. 3rd grade at upper campus was disappointing.... Some of it had to do with bad luck but the overall experience was completely underwhelming and had we remained in Dallas we would have considered moving. Issues we dealt with: new teacher hire for 3rd grade was weak and school asked her to leave halfway through. Revolving door of teachers and subs after. Very poor management and communication with parents. Too much homework and a lot of busy work. Math is weak...skips around a lot and nothing is taught to mastery. Too many transitions in the day for a third grader....change classes every 45 mins!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2010
I have decided to withdraw my child from Parish this year; my child has been made to learn some painful and unnecessary lessons. I was impressed initially with the educational reputation but there is more to a child's education than academics. Maybe I'm biased, but I think my child is a wonderful human being. Nonetheless, 5 weeks into the summer there have been no invitations for play dates and that has been painful. I can't tell you how many times I"ve called other parents to set up play dates and been completely rebuffed. Academics have been generally good (but should be great for the money) with mathematics being strong and science being distinctly mediocre. Lags behind in reading.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2010
I still have not made up my mind about this school since we have been at the school only a couple of yrs. Academically - I have not seen anything stellar in elementary school. The kids who are ahead do not have any advanced material to work with. Music and Visual Arts - I think elementary kids get enough exposure. Socially - The elementary teachers are nurturing, some more some less. The parents who volunteer do an awesome job of taking care of all events and activites. However there seems to be a big divide between families from different backgrounds. This impacts the children because they don't get to spend as much time with each other as kids should. The kids are left to find a niche for themselves on their own. In summary if I had a choice I would consider changing schools.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 28, 2010
I'm currently a Senior at Parish and have been here since I was a Sixth Grader. Parish has been an incredible experience you cannot find a more loving yet challeging experience anywhere, especially in Dallas. I have many friends at various other private schools in Dallas, who are always complaining about their schools. I love Parish and would recommend anyone to send their child here!

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2010
Our child is in middle school at Parish and couldn't be happier. The academics are excellent and the teachers have been nurturing, attentive and nothing short of phenomenal. Our child has made great friendships, thoroughly enjoys school and comes home smiling. Parish has been a wonderful experience for all of us. As another poster said, worth every penny!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2009
i love parish i am in seventh grade and 13 years old! its soooooo fun and the day goes by so fast!

- submitted by a student
no rating March 05, 2009
I have a daughter in Pre-K II and she just loves this school! She also attends the aftercare program which has been wonderful for 2 working parents. The teachers are really top notch and I have yet to hear of a bad experience. We feel this school is worth every penny!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
I'm currently in 7th grade attending Parish. I absolutely love Parish. Its teachers and administrators are always out there looking out for you. Parish also has a strict rule against bullying. If you want your child to have a great academic foundation, Parish, I hope, can and should be your child's future school.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 05, 2009
I can't say enought good things about Parish from parental involvement to teacher expertise.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
Hate to be a negative Nancy, but I don't recommend this school. I attended Parish for eight years, and left unhappy. The elementary school is satisfactory for those looking for a Christian-oriented (and highly moralistic) education. The middle and high school experience, however, was truly a let-down. While students attempt to broaden their understanding of the world and grow into your adults, the teachers and administration make a point of hovering. They are overly-involved, and go out of their way to impose their own conservative viewpoint. On paper, Parish is an open, accepting environment. In practice, diversity is usually tolerated, sometimes stifled, but occasionally held on a pedestal and photographed for the newsletter. To top it off, after leaving the school, I was left with a below-average GPA and a mediocre education. Once I transfered, My GPA and class rank soared (despite the continual drag from my Parish grades)

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2008
My children are in K and 2nd, and have been at PES since PreK-I. I cannot say enough good things about the high quality of their education, the tremendous teachers (seasoned - and loving what they do), and the spiritual leadership/foundation. We are now looking to move to another city, and have found that leaving the PES community will be the most difficult part of our move.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
We find moral and spiritual assistance to what our parents are trying to teach us. And we are challenged by the courses. We have amazing teachers! GO PARISH!

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2008
We no longer have our kids at this school. While I think they received a good education (equal to or exceeding good public schools), we got none of the other benefits we were looking for. We were looking for a moral and spiritual assistance to what we are trying to teach our kids and found a school without a proper moral compass.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2007
Our child is in 4th grade and is having a wonderful school experience at Parish. We are so thankful to be a part of such a fantastic school full of committed teachers and caring parents.The facilities are amazing and the parental involvement is unsurpassed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2007
I am a student at the parish episcopal school. I think every teacher has taken the students under their wing. They gave each student individual attention. I couldn't be happier then where I am right now!

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2007
My two daughters' first year at the school was a great experience--caring administration, caring and experienced teachers, quality education, nice and well behaved classmates and involved parents. We couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2007
We have a 5 year history with Parish Episcopal now and we love it more every year. Our three children range from Pre-K to Middle School and each is receiving what we think is the highest quality education in Dallas. The teachers and parents are wonderful and all associated communicate very well. Beginning at 3rd grade they move to the upper campus and the facilities are amazing. We are so appreciative of the school and are thankful every day.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2007
It is a great learning experience.

- submitted by a administrator
February 27, 2007
We love this school! Wonderful parent envolvement, caring teachers, challenging academics, great extracurricular activities. Has expanded to 12th grade and is a great school all the way up! Would recommend for anyone who is looking for a down to earth school with wonderful families.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2006
PES now offers a high-quality upper school program with teachers who stretch our children to learn more and be more. In addition, the athletic and fine arts programs have excelled beyond initial plans and have produced excellent athletes and artists. Would recommend this school to families who want to be involved in their children's education as well as developing young adults with purpose. These students will be able to go out into the world with brains and hearts.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2006
great pre-k program, underrated before and afterschool programs, highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2006
pre-k program exceptional, before and after-care are top notch programs

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
Parents are so active at the school, prgrams are excellent and facilities are top notch

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
School is very nuturing and really takes the individual child into consideration. The children are excited about going to school and take their studies very seriously. Success of the child is the goal.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
Very positive experience. Our daughter has been very happy in her pre-k class. Ms. Wilson and Mrs. Jackson are very caring and supportive.

- submitted by a parent
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