Don't be mislead by the dropping rates in enrollment at TSCA over the past decade. There are very good reasons for it. TSCA is NOT appropriate for high school students on a college track. Except for the Math program, the teachers are sub-par. While the class sizes are small and the environment safe, the lack of attention to basic college prep is astonishing. These past two years have been a complete waste of money for our daughter and have required more spending on tutors just to get her ready. Also, contrary to the 'speech' we got during our application process, the religious program at TSCA tends to follow personal dogma rather than the straight text from the Bible. The lessons taught in the compulsory Bible class are more appropriate for the Sci-Fi channel than any religious class I've come across in an academic environment. Given the gaps at the public schools in this area, it is sad that TSCA does not take better care to improve their competitive edge.
My child has been attending for almost a year now, and we've decided to start our other child next year. Private school is expensive in general, but TSCA is more than competitive for the Dallas area. If you visit you will like this school. The leadership and administration are emotionally and academically invested in the children. No school is perfect, and TSCA does have issues with communication. For instance, the school's website does not promote itself very well, and some of the many programs available fail in terms of communicating with the parents about places and times, etc. However, this is more than likely due to the teachers having so much going on. If you visit this school it will make a difference, and should be at the top of your list. They really try to work with you if you're having trouble financially and the atmosphere is very caring and respectful, and they are committed to the community.
I have two out of three children who have attended TSCA and my grandchild now attends. I will always regret that my oldest child was not given this opportunity because we had always gone to public school. He succeeded in Dallas, at the best campuses, but the difference is the Christian Foundation. My two graduates received a college preparatory education. One struggled and the teachers and staff nurtured her along and she was very successful in college. My other child attended TSCA his whole life, was well prepared for the large university experience, had an rewarding educational athletic experience at TSCA and graduated university in 4 years. The Christian famliy focus cannot be downplayed. It provides a strong internal preparation for your child. The athletic program focuses on character first, committment, participation, and parental support that leads to rewarding MS and HS athletic experiences. My grandchild is happy and learning the Bible, socialization, technology, music, Spanish and more. She is very happy at TSCA. The price is more than competitive and I believe our children are worth it. No school is perfect but TSCA has 40 years of experience. A good choice!
My child had attended TSCA since the beginning of elementary thru middle school. Once MS ended, I knew I would put her somewhere else for high school. So I would only recommend the school if your child is of elementary age, anything beyond that is not worth the money (academically speaking). The Administrative staff are very caring and great. But I feel that the teachers are lacking for the secondary portion, perhaps due to their workload. I just felt like there was no effort to help my child with tutoring (she even asked for help), no before or afterschool tutorials, no notification to my child if she had an incomplete for homework. I don't feel like I got what I paid for, and I don't think I'm asking for too much from a private "college preparatory" school. I'm happy to pay double the tuition for a quality secondary education, which I do. And the athletic dept is seriously is lacking.
Two of my boys attended Tyler Street and I couldn't have asked for a more caring, nurturing, and academically challenging environment. I was so excited when my granddaughter finally became old enough to attend. Things are even better now than they were 10 years ago.
Two of my sons attended Tyler Street for many years as well as my Bruce and nephew. My Bruce and nephew came to live with my family after their grandmother died. Tyler Street embraced them like family and made the transition as easy as possible. All of my "kids" were challenged academically as well as receiving a strong moral and Christian foundation. I credit TSCA for giving them an attitude to always put God and their service to him at the top of their priorities in life. They are the strong, successful young adults today because Tyler Street.
I am currently a Senior at Tyler Street. I have attended since K-5. This school has become my second home. I love the teachers, the staff, faculty and students dearly. They all have truly made a great impact on my life. I have some of my fondest memories at that school. Through the close and loving environment I have made some of the closest and dearest friends I could ever ask for. Having the oppurtunity to literally grow up with some of these people from K-5 unil now has been a true blessing in my life. Academically I have been challenged and stretched. My teachers have always been willing to take time out of there day to make sure I fully understand the subject. I am confident that I will be fully prepared for college next year.
Great facilities, excellent faculty, AP and dual credit courses for high school students. My daughter is taking both -- she will have finished two years of college English when she graduates this year.
Nice school with good intentions. Large number of children are on 'scholarship' which is financially driven, not scholastically. Those parents who do not qualify for free or reduced tuition pay a hefty amount compared to other private schools in Dallas.
TSCA is a good school, but has lately been lacking in keeping up with the times. The school must begin to include more differentiated instruction for brighter students and it must buy into a Pre-AP and AP program for its students; otherwise, it may be wiser and cheaper to enroll your child in a public school where these programs are available, or find a better Christian school.
Good school. Good community: students, parents, teachers. Great education system. Great discipline. Good enviroment: inter-racial, kind people, religious people.
Tsca is one of the best private schools you could go to in Dallas,Tx, not only is their quality of academic programs are great, the parent involvment is terrific! their extra curricular activities are awesome featuring CHRISTIAN programs for the parents, spectacular art, including the wonderful teacher. sports include: track, football, golf, cheerleading, volleyball and basketball. if you are looking for a wonderful school, pick TSCA, you'll be glad!
I graduated from Tyler Street many years ago. When I had children of my own I could not think of a better place to send my kids to school. I benifited greatly from my personal experience there as a student, and now my children are able to share in that special 'family' at Tyler Street. They really care and are with God's help are shaping our leaders of tomorrow.
This was my son's first year at TSCA as a kindergartner and I can honestly say it has been thus far his best school year. The atmosphere of family and the attention and care that my son has received has not only boosted his acedmic confidence but his spiritual confidence as well. Not only do I highly recommend TSCA, but I'm confident that my 6 year old would also. My son is now looking forward to 1st grade with confidence and excitement!
My daughter has been attending at Tyler Street since the Kindergarteen. I beleive that she has received the best education. From the front office staff to the teachers everyone really cares for the children and it shows. I really think Tyler Street is a great school for my daughter.
I have had two children graduate from TSCA; both have gone on to college with excellent scholarship packages. Both were very well prepared for their college experiences, academically and socially. A great school.
We love this school. Have had four children attend over the last 15 years and they are getting a high quality education in a wonderful, secure, and loving atmosphere.
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