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Wesley Prep

Private | 1-6 | 375 students


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Posted October 1, 2013

I have two sons at Wesley Prep. Aside from tuition being much more reasonable than most private schools, the academic, social, and spiritual environment at WP is incomparable. My oldest son recently scored in the 99 percentile on the standardized test taken at many commensurable private and public schools (although standardized testing is only a small portion of the curriculum - the course study is both rigorous and creative with attention given to each individual student). The teachers and staff are committed and the class size is small. The families are welcoming and involved, and the kids' peers are fun and compassionate. Sports are adequately competitive for the respective grades (no high school rankings applicable here). My sons enjoy athletics and are involved in football, baseball, basketball, soccer and lacrosse. The parents are very involved in academics, athletics and social functions. We are confident our children will place in any of the upper schools they apply to. Wesley Prep is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 13, 2012

We have been very impressed with the love and attention our children have been shown at Wesley Prep. They both started in the Mother's Day Out program. The teachers are amazing and truly love the kids. My boys love going to school here and we look forward to another amazing year!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 23, 2012

Wesley Prep has a phenomenal Mother s Day Out program. The school delivers on its promises to love and meet the needs of each child. We couldn t be happier with our decision to begin our daughter s transition to preschool here. We are looking forward to another great year!
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Posted July 20, 2012

Exceptional school with a truly amazing staff. Director Linda Altick has created a nurturing environment focused on academics and relationship building. My two children are having the experience of their lives at WP. Please add 7th and 8th Linda...we'll be there!
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Posted July 5, 2012

We love Wesley Prep! My child is very confident and loves learning because of the opportunities he has had at Wesley Prep. He is extremely well prepared to move on to middle school (both academically and socially). The graduating students are very well received. The attention that each child gets from teachers and administration is amazing! The staff knows each child - it feels like a family. The teachers have a passion for teaching and go above and beyond both inside the classroom and outside. The environment at Wesley Prep allows the students to focus on school and what is important without all the outside pressures that they will face when they get older. AND it is the best deal in town - very affordable compared to all the private schools in the Dallas area!!!
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Posted July 3, 2012

It is a shame that reviews tend to be skewed toward those folks with an isolated issue versus the hundreds who are very pleased but don't take the time to write. We are huge fans of the school! We have two children who have been at the school a combined 11 years (since 2005) and we could not be happier with the quality of academics, both for preschool and elementary. When our sixth graders graduate from WP, they go to the top middle schools in the area. The teachers at the school are so smart, talented, and passionate about their students and the curriculum is outstanding. Preschool is "right-sized" - giving the children the skills they need while allowing them to do it at the right time in their little lives. We have no doubt that our children are learning to be the best and have a solid foundation for their lives. You owe it to your child and your family to tour the school. You will know whether it is the right fit for you!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 5, 2012

Terrible year. Terrible academics. Our child is so far behind we are now paying upwards of $200 per month to catch him up. Thought it would be a good year but only focus is on program and play and musical and open house etc... should have know from prior year but gave it a shot. Lower grades are fine, upper grades severely lacking. Whole school runs around a few teachers. The rest are left to try to teach in between performance rehearsals etc. save your money.
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Posted May 28, 2011

We had a horrible experience at this school. The teachers are highly variable so one year may be great and the next may be terrible. There are several new teachers who are wading their way through learning to teach so that is troublesome. The punishment is very heavy handed at all grade levels and there seems to be a culture of making small kids feel badly and not listening to the reasoning behind their actions. Subject matter taught is highly variable. Younger grades are great, higher grades lacking. We are moving our child to a different private school to ensure she is taught the basics as this school is heavy on performances, open houses, programs etc... but lacking in academics. If you care that you child have a somewhat classical education, look elsewhere. Lower tuition cannot make up for lack of learning that other places are offering.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 8, 2009

So much can happen when you have stellar teachers, great curriculum, a nurturing environment and small class sizes. Wesley Prep has built an environment that is unmatched by any other school in Dallas. My children consider WP a home away from home. I challenge anyone to visit other private schools in Dallas and then come to Wesley Prep. It's unfortunate that the recent reviewer had a negative experience - If one is taking these views into consideration, I would strongly suggest a tour of the school. There are certainly no props and the smiles on students faces will speak for themselves. You too will see what I have experienced first hand..
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Posted May 8, 2009

This is a wonderful school. It provides students with great acdemics and a loving environment.
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Posted May 8, 2009

We are about to complete our 7th year at Wesley Prep and have been extremely pleased with the school. Our children entered the program in Preschool and have continued on through elementary. We have considered other schools but have not found any that offer a comparable value from a cost benefit standpoint. The academic, social and moral foundation that this school provides is unparalleled in North Dallas. Most importantly, our kids love this school! They mourn the end of each school year and always look forward to returning after every break.
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Posted April 29, 2009

We had a very bad experience at Wesley Prep, and I think this school is not a very nurturing, caring place.
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Posted February 9, 2009

Wesley Prep prides themselves on creating a learning environment that focuses on teaching kids confidence and a love for the learning process, and it really shows in my 8 year old daughter. After a misguided year in DISD, we came back and have never been happier. She loves the school, she loves the teachers, and the her confidence and scholastic abilities increase each and every day.
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Posted January 15, 2009

Wesley Prep has been such a nurturing, caring environment for my children for the past five years. The teachers are amazing, and the staff knows every child in the school. We plan on staying until 6th grade!
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Posted January 14, 2009

Wesley Prep is an exceptional school. The Mother's Day Out and Pre-School programs are fabulous. The Kindergarten and Elementary programs are very solid. You can count on small classroom size, excellent, passionate teachers and exposure to art, music, Spanish, computer, library and even a Science Lab for Elementary. The school mission and culture are dedicated to inspiring a life long love of learning within the child and preparing him for his next stage of life whatever that may be. The staff takes their jobs seriously, but they know learning can and should be fun. There is a whole child approach here - academics are key, but emotional, physical and spiritual growth are also valued and you can tell. These kids are well-rounded, self-confident, and willing to take risks. I have had children in each level and have been very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 1, 2008

We feel so lucky to have found The Weekday School. Amazing teachers, facility, playground, PTA and more.
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Posted January 24, 2008

This is a wonderful school with excellent nurturing teachers. It's one of the best kept secrets in Dallas. The academics are strong and the class sizes are still small enough to allow the teacher to work with each individual student as needed The new Elementary Director, Carol Johnson, is very knowledgeable and is working on making it an even better program.The director, Linda Altick, has been with the school for a long time and is always thinking about what is best for the children. My kids love going to school which means everything.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 19, 2008

The Weekday School is an amazing learning environment. The classes sizes are small. The teachers are experienced and love their jobs. And the tuition is very reasonable.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 31%
Hispanic 3% 51%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
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9200 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75220
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