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2720 Hillside Dr
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August 26, 2014
The comment below "You don't see Lakehill seniors moving on to the very top schools as you'd expect for the $ (very rarely do you see a Duke. Stanford, Ivy League)" was obviously written by someone who did not attend Lakehill's graduation ceremony: Lakehill's 26 graduates received 174 acceptances to 137 colleges and universities, and earned $6,500,000 in academic scholarships - that's an average of $250,000 per graduate! Ivy League - you bet - including Brown, Columbia, Penn, and Yale - as well as Duke, Williams College, Oberlin College, and Cal Berkeley, just to name a few!

- submitted by a teacher
July 10, 2014
We have two children at Lakehill. Both have attended from lower school to high school. We found upon our move to Lakehill that the parents and children were friendly and welcoming. In all those years, we have never witnessed bullying. The school does a fine job of balancing appropriate responses to parents who complain about everything to those who are positive, and rather than complain, commit their volunteer time and energy to making it a better place for everyone. Academically, Lakehill is very challenging.Occasionally, the projects and workload become overwhelming (especially the middle school group projects), but high school is considerably more relaxed. Overall, it has been a wonderful experience and we know our children are exceptionally well-prepared for an elite college experience. Another reviewer mentioned that the students are more like siblings - agreed on that! We perceive they will keep their good friends for life. Lakehill is a neighborhood gem, with open arms for those who drive a long distance for the experience. It's not always perfect, but it IS the perfect size for parents who appreciate teachers and administrators who care. Lakehill is a caring community.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2014
Sent two kids there K - 8, both wanted to go on to larger schools for 9 - 12. Pros: - Very small school - small classrooms, good teacher interaction - Diversity in student body for a private school - Seems teachers have a lot of free rein for creative instruction methods - Did a fantastic job preparing kids for high school. Instilled creative and critical thinking skills - Great focus on encouraging reading from K - onward Cons: - The "family" aspect noted in other reviews becomes a bit inbred over time - not a lot of variety of thought/social difference tolerated by the tribe by the time they hit 7/8th grade. This is a critical developmental time and it may be hard to find acceptance if your child is different from the gene pool - Some teachers are there for their kids' free/discounted tuition - School can't offer the same depth/breadth of classes, athletics and extracurricular activities of larger schools - Some parents and kids believe themselves large fish in a very teeny pond and try to wield undue influence - You don't see Lakehill seniors moving on to the very top schools as you'd expect for the $ (very rarely do you see a Duke. Stanford, Ivy League)

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
This is an outstanding independent school with excellent academic programs in the lower, middle and upper schools. The academic programs are designed to fit the needs of the students who attent this small private school. Dedicated teachers and administration along with strong support from the families make this school one of the best in Dallas. I have children who have graduated from Lakehill and a current student. These students are challenged academically and have so many opportunities to participate in the arts, athletic programs, community service programs and take part in leadership opportunities. You name it. These students work very hard and are well prepared to succeed in college and to be future leaders when they graduate from Lakehill. The respect the students have for their classmates and for teachers is very admirable. The headmaster is one of the most respected headmasters in the country. He greets each child as they enter the school every morning.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
The school can be a good environment for some classes/grades and not for others. I have heard this consistently from the teachers, administrators and the parents. We made a decision to move our child because they did not thrive and bloom as we expected and hoped. They entered the school a happy, healthy child but withered there over time. The administration really does not make the effort to instill character and kindness in the students and do not intervene when it's needed. Our child was not bullied but many are and very little is done to address those types of issues or inappropriate behavior toward eachother. It's a bit of a gamble here.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2013
I have attended Lakehill since 3rd grade. In lower school, I had amazing teachers and I enjoyed school. In middle school, however I was bullied, and because of the size of the school, I could not make any new friends or escape bullies. Rumors also spread fast in a school so small. I am more excited than I should be to attend a different high school. There are some amazing teachers, but I would not recommend Lakehill for middle or high school.

- submitted by a community member
November 19, 2013
Lakehill is a wonderful school. It is incredibly inclusive. As a Lower School parent, I have found myself going to the Upper School athletic events, and my kids couldn't wait to see the musical this weekend which was fabulous! My kids came home excited to have made stocking stuffers in their Tribes (family groups than span K-12) for the stockings that are given to the 150 senior citizen guests that come for lunch in December. This week they are looking forward to performing for their grandparents in the annual Grandparents Day celebration. Their grandparents travel many, many miles for this event and love every minute of it!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2013
This school has been everything my family and I could have wished for when searching for a school seven years ago. The teachers are top notch, in fact ten of them were selected as finalists for the Greater East Dallas Chamber's Teacher of the Year awards and two Lakehill teachers will be honored tomorrow as East Dallas Teacher of the Year (Elementary and Middle School categories). The children who attend Lakehill are truly fortunate to have such outstanding educators. We as parents benefit greatly as well. But a review is just one person's opinion. Don't take my word for it - visit the school, meet the teachers, and see how engaged the students at Lakehill are. I suspect, that like us, it might just be everything you are looking for!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2013
I really had to laugh out loud at some of the negative posts I've read below. Lakehill is such a small, close-knit community that when someone leaves a negative review, everyone knows who is behind the keyboard and everyone knows the real story. As the father of a middle schooler who just passed through lower school, and an upper schooler, I hear a lot about what goes on between kids! I've yet to encounter a school where kids were never mean to each other, for example. But bullying? Please! Parents who call every disagreement "bullying" are laughable. If anything, the occasional spats kids have are more like arguments between siblings, because the kids spend so much time around each other that they really are like family. I've always felt that my kids were well-respected and supported at Lakehill, and they've always felt that teachers have helped them solve their problems with maturity and support. Don't believe the negative posts; visit the school, talk to the teachers, talk to the kids. You've never encountered a school with such warmth and genuine care, I promise you. You'll feel it walking through the door. Other schools are bigger, but no place has more heart.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2013
I am a Middle School student at Lakehill who has attended here since kindergarten. I think Lakehill is a great school for a lot of reasons: the teachers are so helpful and I feel like we learn so much! Also the kids are very nice to each other and there is a lot of friendly socializing after class. The teachers will give you lots of personal attention and are available before and after school. In class you will learn a lot of interesting and very important material. I have had a great time being at Lakehill and I look forward to many more fun years here.

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2013
We had been at Lakehill for years and removed our child because the students are cliquish and tend to be extremely negative toward each other. This is the normal way of socializing. Many kids are excluded and at such a small school, that is lethal for a young person's self image. My child got a major education in what not to do, watch or talk about from classmates - not mildly offensive but completely over the top. Their social experience was not good tho we were lucky and didn't experience bullying as several others have. We have choices in Dallas and we made a poor one sending our child here.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
I went to two different schools throughout my high school career, but Lakehill was truly a blessing. The teachers are amazing and I was more than prepared for college. I got into many top tier schools, INCLUDING state schools (UT, UC'S, etc.) and I can attribute that to hard work, dedication, and preparation from a great school. I have been to both Hillcrest, which I loved, but was too big for my liking, and Greenhill School which was lacking in many areas such as kindness, morals, preparation, and much more. The kids were so sweet except for the occasional bully, but that's part of school. I loved Lakehill and received a wonderful high school experience.

- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2013
I knew I wanted my children to attend this school the first time I stepped through the doors. I remember how it made me smile each morning to see the Headmaster standing at the door and greeting each child by name as I dropped them off for lower school. My eldest child is a member of the "13 Year Club" (having attended from Kindergarten through Graduation); my younger child will join that club in just a few (too) short years. My graduate is living proof of the benefits of a consistent 13 year education and philosophy, earning top grades and multiple scholarships in college and making a seamless transition from "small school" to "huge university". Most of the negative statements I've seen / heard are about middle school. This age is frequently an awkward, difficult time for any kid no matter where they attend school (I know it was for me). The good news is that Lakehill provides a safe, caring environment for those lessons and they emerge from middle school as amazing young adults. At this school my children have learned to excel, participate in team sports, cheer, sing and act loudly and proudly on stage in front of hundreds of people. I could not ask for a better school.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
My daughter is in Middle School at Lakehill and we are thrilled with the school! She is challenged academically, yet very supported socially. We have excellent communication with the teachers and the parents are very involved. The graduating classes continue to impress with their scholastic achievements and their invitations to top tier colleges. This school shows respect towards their students and visa versa. Lakehill handles their business! If anything does come up - they handle it in a swift, professional manner. Couldn't ask for anything more. The only thing I've ever heard is some kids want to leave and go to a larger high school. I've also seen a lot of these kids come back a year later! Bigger doesn't mean better. We're staying and feel very honored to be able to be a part of the Lakehill experience!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
I have a son in Upper School and a son in Middle School at Lakehill. They have both been at Lakehill since Kindergarten and will graduate from Lakehill. Our experience has been top notch. Lakehill has an excellent administration that swiftly deals with issues and is proactive with their thinking. I could not imagine my boys at any other school.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
My kids came home the other day raving about Senior Day--and they are lower school children. Senior Day recognizes each senior, where they were accepted to college and where they will be going to college. The seniors are also asked questions about their favorite memories, their favorite classes, and advice they would give to younger kids. Seniors raffle some of their favorite items to the other kids from books to shirts to art supplies to sports items--the little kids love this tradition and I suspect, even though they may not realize it now, the bigger kids will miss having the little ones around. It is a neat family dynamic to see--there is respect and admiration from both sides.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
Unfortunately, the few bad reviews on this site seem to originate from the few families who have not been asked back. One of the best reasons to attend this school is that the administrators do not tolerate bullying or inappropriate behavior. We love this school for that reason alone! Not to mention the quality of the education and the dedication of the teachers - you simply won't find a more family-like atmosphere. Our family highly recommends that anyone interested in Lakehill come see for themselves. The 2013 graduates are headed to Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Tufts, Berkeley, UC-Davis, and USC to name a few! The best part about Lakehill is that the kids are not stressed out on their journey to excellence. They enjoy their time at the school, benefiting from the one-on-one teacher attention and a milieu of respect and high expectations. This is the only affordable private school in Dallas that trumps the Highland Park and other private & public schools, including the gifted programs (be careful of IB programs, as colleges do not accept those credits!); where students can be themselves; and where family matters.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
I am middle school student at Lakehill. I am in touch with teachers at Lakehill because it is small. The teachers give one-on-one attention to any student who needs it. The school is set up to allow students to succeed. I also have great friends. I have not seen any bullying during my entire time at Lakehill. The school is pretty strict. The teachers do not put up with any bad behavior. I recommend Lakehill to students who care about their classes and homework and who like individual attention and praise for hard work. The high school seniors who are graduating are going to Stanford, Harvard, SMU, and many other good schools. A bunch of 7th grade kids took the SATs and tested into the Duke Gifted and Talented program. I think Lakehill is a great place to grow up.

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2013
I love Lakehill and its small size. The small size comes with a lot of perks. Perks like a lot of attention from teachers, getting to know people from various grade-levels, and being able to participate in all sports.

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2013
I attended Lakehill from kindergarten through eighth grade and loved it, but then I switched to a bigger school for high school. This new school was not what I expected it to be like. I spent a lot of my time there comparing it to my old school and missing my close friends. I missed the small class sizes, the personal attention, and the sense of family. So, I ended up coming back to Lakehill my junior year. It was a very easy transition and I'm so glad to be back where I belong.

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2013
Lakehill Preparatory, I can start off by saying that i love the school and its education program. At Lakehill everyone knows everyone so the small size benefits all. One great thing is that the students are able to get as much individual time with teachers as needed which never lets them fall behind. There is always a friendly atmosphere and smiling faces, the food is good and the lunch ladies always brighten my day!! LPS has a great sports department and all students get the chance to play, also a great volunteer program to give to the community. Since its K-12 the upper school always does fun activities with the lower school to set a great example. Lakehill is all around a fun place to be and a very relaxed environment which makes school something to look forward to in the student's eyes!!

- submitted by a community member
March 22, 2013
Both of my children attended Lakehill beginning in Kindergarten. One chose to stay for high school. The other chose to attend the local high school (Woodrow pre-AP courses) to be in a larger environment. Each of my children was in the best environment for them. That being said, the college preparation at Lakehill was significantly better than the pre-AP and AP program at Woodrow. The overall level of caring and involvement of the teachers at Lakehill was greater. The response of administration to parent concerns was stronger at Lakehill. The amount of parent involvement was much higher at Lakehill. The sports at Woodrow were more competitive than at Lakehill. My child who attended Lakehill was able to participate with much success in a variety of activities achieving All-State status in football, basketball, and debate. I would highly recommend this school. However, it is a small school. So if your child is looking for a larger environment, Lakehill might not be the place for him/her.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2013
There are a few good things about this school if you like to be sequestered in a tiny environment with little excitement. Most people are here because they don't want to be somewhere else. If the parents will let them, the kids leave. The ones living in the neighborhood have jumped ship to the DISD schools. Shocking, it would appear. However the middle and high school (Long and Woodrow) offer International Baccalaureate and a myriad of extracurricular activities and sports. I think half the sophomore class left for Woodrow. Some Lakehill veterans are freaked to learn that they can't handle the rigor of IB at Woodrow. Also WW has a very strong AP program with twice the course selections of Lakehill.

- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2013
I was excited to go on to Lakehill. I was transfered from Greenhill to Lakehill because of convenience. Looking back however I would have stayed at Greenhill. The school has significant bullying and the kids are not only obstreperous and arrogant, but they are also ignorant. As a former student of Greenhill, the contrast of students and their behaviors couldn't be bigger. They are much more cruel and unaccepting on things such as religion and race. The school staff is not near as informative as they were at Greenhill. I am a student who asks many questions and most of my more critical and in-depth thinking questions go unanswered. The school and its students absorbs enthusiasm and liveliness from people effectively turning them into "zombies". The school lacks most amenities, giving students superfluous electives and forces kids to limit most of their expectations in life. Their "claims" of connections and their students going on to high ranking colleges are simply bogus. Rarely does a student at Lakehill even leave the state for college. Lakehill is one of the weakess ISAS, SPC,SACS schools in all of Dallas and Fort Worth. No wonder all of the middle schoolers want to leave.

- submitted by a community member
July 03, 2012
I can honestly say that this is four years of my life I will never get back. My year in lower school was amazing, I had the best teacher and everything was going fine. Then the horrible middle school days kicked in. I've seen some reviews addressing bullying, which in fact is completely true. The school is so small and profligates their money on an unnecessary environmental science center, money that could be used to make the middle school students actually want to stay for high school. I am overjoyed that I am leaving for high school. I am super disappointed in my overall Lakehill experience. Look elsewhere for a good private school!

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2012
What a wonderful college preparatory school nestled in the Lakewood community in Dallas, Texas. My son drove all the way from Plano to attend this well directed college preparatory school! The administrative and academic leadership is fantastic. The school s academic program is challenging and offers upper school students a variety of quality AP courses. The student body is very inclusive and fun! My son was able to fit immediately which is a testament to the school. The school's community service programs are wonderful! Students giving back to the community are a tradition at the school. In addition, there are all kinds of competitive sports teams available for students. The school s baseball coach was awesome with his players, too!! Way to go R.C.! I can't say enough good things about this school!!! Thank you Headmaster, Perry!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
I completely agree with other parent's comments about bullying, catering to higher income parents and lack of educational opportunities. Bullying is ongoing and there is very little intervention from administration. Lower school is wonderful and is led by the most amazing head of lower school. Im thrilled my child went through those years. Middle school has been a mixed bag and there was NO way I would send my child to HS there. There is ALOT of pressure from staff to stay for HS and anyone who visits another school is made an example of. Very few (somewhere around 15 at last count) out of 40 are actually staying. Its a shame that the administration cant spend more of their money taking care of the middle school kids to make them want to stay or rather relocate the high school so that it is longer than a hallway. Alot of money was spent on an environmental science center and a football field named after the principal while other things were ignored. The sports are only important to faculty if you are in HS and only mildly so. Parents have to pick up a lot of the slack here in terms of extracurricular activities. Also, in middle school they are offered meaningless electives.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2012
Lakehill has many unaddressed problems with bullying. The administration ignores parental input on curriculum and prefers parents focus on fund raising only. The administration treats higher income parents more favorably than lower income parents. Lakehill's test scores are mediocre at best and certainly not what they should be for the tuition. Certain staff members frown upon working moms. Your child can get a much better education elsewhere and for less money.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2012
If you're dreams for you child are for them to get into a good high school, you will find yourself spending several thousand on tutors as a Lakehill Education will not provide what they need on the entrance exams. Expect to either dish out thousands or stay the entire twelve years. They are TINY and the bullying that goes on is awful and with so few students there is no where for your child to go when they need to try to seek new friendships and get away from the trouble makers. Again.. get tutors (GOOD ONES) if you plan on your child excelling. It's sad but true.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2012
My two children have gone to Lakehill since Kindergarten. I have been very happy with the experience. It is the right balance between vigor and allowing the kids to still be kids. You can expect 30 minutes to 2.5 hours of homework in lower and middle school. It is a little strange but you will find 4th grade has more homework that 5th and 6th. The high school has a slew of AP credit courses. The school has proven to take feedback well and the school does address issues as they arise. If you want your son or daughter to get a sports scholarship for College, Lakehill will not work for you. Instead your child will probably be involved in a fall, winter and spring sport.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2012
Ive been at lakehill for 4 years, and honestly, this school has done nothing for me. Ive been bullied every year and have told the school but they have done nothing about it.

- submitted by a community member
December 28, 2011
If your child is smart, creative, outgoing, inquisitive, do NOT send your child to this school, as they will systematically ruin all your childs' self -esteem. This is our child as described above, and the administration might as well have painted a target on her chest. She was constantly being singled out as the "perpertrator", even when she clearly wasn't. Discipline was so illogical, I as the parent stopped going along with it. IT TOOK MY CHILD 4 YEARS OF THERAPY TO REBUILD HER SELF-ESTEEM. Stay away.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2011
I'm the parent of a child in Lower School at Lakehill and it warms my heart there are schools such as Lakehill in the Dallas area. Lakehill is so nurturing and provides such a safe haven for my son while really stretching him academically. We are so fortunate to have found Lakehill and will indeed be "lifers"!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
I am a parent of a child who attended Lakehill for seven years. We had to remove our child because she was consistently picked on to the extent it affected her mental outlook on going to school and academics. We addressed this with the teachers over several years--one teacher advised us to remove her before we did because the school would not do anything to stop the harassment of children. On several occasions we had to intervene in situations involving children at the school where school officials were present. The principal is the worst offender. In addition, the academics and teachers were hit or miss. Math was lagging for our child and each time we would ask about how this could be addressed, we were told we needed to spend time with her at home (we were already spending 10 weeks during the summer doing the summer math workbook). No extra effort on the part of the school was offered. Our child finished at a very competitive high school and did very well in college, but still is angry about her Lakehill experience. Knowing what we do today, we feel keeping here there was a serious mistake on our part. If you are considering Lakehill as an option, please reconsider.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2010
I have attended Lakehill for 11 years and have had a great experience. This school has challenged me and has allowed me to develop greatly as a student and a community leader. The best thing about Lakehill is that it is so small. All of the teachers are willing to help the students on a one-on-one basis and the individual attention excellent. The students at this school are very active. I love Lakehill because I have had the chance to be involved in everything that I want and still keep up with my challenging classes. I play 3 sports and am active and many clubs and community activities. Students at Lakehill are eager to learn and Lakehill really is a great school communtiy.

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2010
My child attended Kindergarten at Lakehill last year and is in first grade this year. We have had a very positive experience so far. We love the small class sizes (12 students). It IS academically rigorous with homework 4 days a week as well as nightly reading. But, our son is a bright boy and is being challenged at Lakehill. He is really thriving and we are just thrilled about that. Right now, I feel that we are giving him the best education in Dallas.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2010
I attended Lakehill for grades 9-12 and was thoroughly impressed by the experience. The intimate classroom environment provided many opportunites that larger schools don't have available. I was in numerous school sponsored clubs and events. Lakehill encourages free thought and individuality.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2010
I am an alumni of Lakehill. I cannot tell you what a wonderful highschool experience I had. There was always so much going on and offered in terms of extracurricular. I have felt so prepared as a Freshman in college. My friends from Lakehill will be lifelong. I am so happy my parents moved me to Lakehill for Upper School, it has afforded me many opportunities i life.

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2010
It was the worst experience I've ever had. I attended this school for a while and it was awful!!!!! I wanted to get out of there as fast as possible!!! The academics were outrageously rigorous, and if you aren't willing to give up your whole social life for school, it is not for you. The students at lakehill were not very good people to be around. Don't waste your time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2010
I am a student in and I just want to say that Mr. Perry is the nicest man in the world and some of the teachers are great. I am active in every sport because there are no try-outs so you can imagine the range of students' athletic abilities on the team. If you get just a tad behind its almost impossible to catch back up. Almost every student has been exposed and or tried to do drugs. The computers class is the biggest joke I've ever seen. I arrived into sophomore year, needed to know how to use excel and power point clueless. I dread every day of school and beg my parents to let me out. Don't be fooled by these parents comments because they are oblivious to what actually goes on. Every one of my friends does not like going to school here.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 23, 2009
As a parent of a child who has been at Lakehill for 5 years since kindergarten, the most glaring problem would be the lack of oversight of the teachers. There is definitely a lack in consistency from grade to grade (each grade as only 2 teachers). There is no oversight. Some teachers arrive at 7:30, some at 8:00. Some teachers have the children doing a lot more work at school and at home than others. Each one tends to run their classroom according to their own desires. There don't seem to be any classroom rules and curriculum guidelines for the teachers to follow to ensure a smooth transition from one grade to another. Also, about half of the lower school classrooms, and most of the upper school classrooms are extremely cramped. They need to add an addition to the building to acommodate everyone.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2009
My child has attended this school since Kindergarten and now in middle school I have found the academics seriously lacking. In addition, the lack of clubs and extracurricular activities for the students is far underpar from that of other private schools of similar tuition value. My child will be moving onto another school in the very near future where they can have the opportunities that a private school should afford you.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
Both of my sons graduated from Lakehill, and while some teacher experiences were lacking, overall they are both are caring, tolerant, thinking young men with a love of reading. I attribute much of this to the family atmosphere of Lakehill, the guidance of their teachers, and leadership of Headmaster Roger Perry.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
I am currently attending Lakehill Preparatory School. The environment of the school is very cramped. The school is way too small. Secondly, the athletic department is absolutely repulsive. In physical education classes, the students do not do anything productive and essential for a well-rounded student's being. The student and coach relationship is purely favoritism. As for the academic teachers, some of them are great and truly care about our succession in life and in college. On the other hand, some of the teachers are not in any shape, way, or form, involved with the students on a one-on-one basis. I think it's great for elementary school but the middle and high school are not worth the tuition asked. I wouldn't recommend my high school to any parent who wants a well-balanced school.

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2009
I am a former student at Lakehill. I went to Lakehill from K-8. Im now at Bishop Lynch HS and it is so much better than Lakehill. Lakehill does not have near as many opportunities as other schools.

- submitted by a student
July 31, 2008
My children attend Lakehill Prep and we are so pleased with the academic and social environment. The school is just the right size and the community is very familial. The teachers are very dedicated and know each child and how to challenge them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 30, 2008
I am a graduate of Lakehill prep school and I think that their english and math departments are very strong; foreign language anc science were a little lacking by the time i graduated. Overall i was well prepared for college and had the tools and experience I needed to become involved in college academics and life.

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2008
I am currently a student at Lakehill and I am looking at greatschools.org to find a new school to attend. Lakehill's teachers are wonderful, most of them really do care a lot about our education and want to see us succeed in every way possible. The athletics system at Lakehill however is horrible. The coaches are judgemental, overly involved with students and cross a lot of boundaries. A lot of my fellow students say that they wish their parents didn't make them go there. Lakehill is too small. Lakehill is quick to harshly punish, suspend, or expell a student that is not well liked by other students, has a 'C' or below in any of their classes, or is on financial aid. They just casually look the other way if it one of their advanced or full tuition paying students that is acting up.

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2007
I have a child who would be lost at a large public school. Everyone at Lakehill has gone out of their way to capitalize on her strengths and improve on her weak areas. The fact that she has literally grown up with the other kids in her class has resulted in them all having more tolerances for each others differences and less teasing and clique culture than one would find in other environments. When the inevitable conflicts have occured at school we have always found the staff and faculty reasonable and easy to work things out with. One of the strongest points about LPS is the sense of community we have found there.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2007
Fabulous school. My child is challenged, yet nurtured. Emphasis on the child's education, not state mandated tests. Extraordinary civic involvement and preparation for life out of high school. Teachers are genuinely involved with each child's success and it shows. There is so much respect between everyone involved, from faculty and administration down to children and parents. Best school in Texas!

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2007
While Lakehill is a great community of parents, there seems to be little parental involvement when it comes to the important core values of a school like academics, teacher quality and extra-curricular activities. For the price of tuition, parents should demand more from the school rather than resort to paying outside tutors to make up for a lack of teaching quality. Teacher quality varies from grade to grade. Some of Lakehill's teachers are excellent while some should seriously consider a career change. Where Lakehill falters is a lack of consistency. Also, the administration does not heed parents' requests for change and accountability.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
We are very pleased with the education our children are receiving at Lakehill. They are nurtured, challenged, excited about their accomplishments and most of all they are happy! I have career opportunities out of state, but have turned them down -- Lakehill keeps us in Dallas.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2006
We love this school. Lakehill has challenged and nutured both of our children and we have watched them succeed and grow in ways we never imagined. We moved and changed jobs to make the commute to Lakehill easier on our kids because we have no doubts about the excellent quality of the education they are receiving at Lakehill.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2006
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June 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2006
EXCELLENT SCHOOL! My kids love it. The academics here are fantastic. It is a diverse School too. They just need to hire at least one counselor for a private School, that goes from K to 12th. They need to find a way to put it in the budget. Counselor should be there every day all day. I love this school other than that. great teachers and administrators. The parents are very involved and so nice. I recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2006
As an alumnus of Lakehill, I appreciate the foundation it provided me both academically and socially. As a college administrator, I appreciate the strong college preparation Lakehill students undergo. Lakehill graduates are easily acclimated to the demands and challenges presented in college.

- submitted by a former student
February 13, 2006
Wonderful small private school. Outstanding resources. Older buildings, but don't be put off -- this school is top-notch, and an absolute bargain.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
Academic opportunities are top notch. Teacher involvement is unmatched.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2005
We sent our son to Lakehill Prep from the 7th grade to graduation.We believe he received a superior education. He is now attending UT as an honor student majoring in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on thermal fluid systems. He graduated from Lakehill second in his class. Not only was the curriculum advanced it was also challenging. Lakehill also places high importance on citizenship and students bad behavior is not tolerated. My son also believes it helped him in many social skills areas. The faculty is very much loved and adored by students. He also feels his course work has helped him excel at UT he feels he is further along than students from other schools. He was involved in various sports and extracurricular activities, although the music dept. was not so strong. Parent involvement is extremely high at lakehill

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
Most teachers are highly educated with a doctrine. most kids graduate high school with acceptance and a scholarship. advanced and gear kids to be prepared for college. anyone can do any thing whether it be football golf acting ect.

- submitted by a student
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Lakehill Preparatory
2720 Hillside Dr, Dallas, TX  75214
(214) 826-2931
Last modified Lakehill Preparatory is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Lakehill Preparatory Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 64 reviews.