"Merit Academy was voted "Best of Carrollton" in Education in 2013"
Students enrolled 17
Hours 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Charity Purcell
Transportation options None
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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2825 Valley View Lane #100
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

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(214) 736-8375
(214) 377-4942
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4 stars
Based on 7 ratings

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September 25, 2014
I have been so impressed with Merit Academy. They have designed an amazing program combining individualized academic programs and caring meeting the needs for each of their students. Their academics are based on TEKS, but individualized for the child's needs! You can see that the teachers truly care for their students and LOVE their jobs!

- submitted by a community member
September 24, 2014
Merit Academy is one of best schools for children with special needs in the DFW area. I have witnessed time and again the dedication and passion for teaching that the teachers and administration have! I cannot wait for the brand new school to open this month complete with an amazing new playground! And best of all, Thrive Therapy is located in the same building so children that need ABA, Speech or OT can receive those services too.

- submitted by a community member
September 24, 2014
City of Carrollton got it right, Merit Academy is the best in education! I am an administrator for Thrive Therapy. We work with several Merit Academy students and collaborate with Merit teachers/staff. The teachers are highly trained and have experience with children with special needs. All Merit staff is CPI(Crisis Prevention) certified and only use restraint as a last resort. They perform assessments on all students so that they can customize each child's curriculum to fit their unique needs. I refer families to Merit Academy because I know their child will thrive in Merit's academic program.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2014
Best education for children with special needs in the Dallas area! My child has been enrolled in Merit Academy for two years and making the transition was the smartest move I ever made! My son is now speaking, writing, and doing basic math. Before I enrolled him, he was non verbal and had several other severe issues. Great school for any child with special needs!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2014
Academics are poor. With no real curriculum. Staff is not trained well. They restrain kids!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
As an administrator of the school I am saddened to read such a review. Merit Academy strives to accomodate all families and provide quality education in a therapeutic environment, with degreed, professional teachers who have previous experience with children with special needs. Unfortunately, when a parent does not abide by school policies and is confronted on them by an administrator, they have the option to not be accountable and withdrawal their children from the program. They also have the freedom to post things that are frankly not true about that program. This is unfortunately the case with the former parent review. Our school prides itself on learning from our mistakes, and we welcome feedback from parents and the community. However, it would be helpful and constructive if actual facts were provided rather than false allegations. We hope for nothing but the best for these children.

- submitted by a teacher
August 12, 2014
Merit Academy has been such a blessing for us. My son was diagnosed with classic autism at the age of 3. It was my worry that we would never find a place for him to get the education, care and student teacher ratio that he needed. Merit provides all of that and so much more! This will be his second year at Merit and we are looking forward to another successful year. In the first year he began to read, take an active part in group work and is excelling I'm math! I cannot say enough about the staff! To top it off they will now have a therapy center on the school property! The children will be able to get therapy while at school! Highly recommend!!

- submitted by a parent
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Merit Academy
2825 Valley View Lane #100, Farmers Branch, TX  75234
(214) 736-8375
Last modified Merit Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Merit Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top