No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Trinity Valley School

Private | K-12


Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:


Living in Fort Worth

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $220,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $810.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
Based on 2 ratings
Based on 2 ratings
Based on 4 ratings
Based on 2 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

30 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted October 20, 2014

This is our first year at TVS, our daughter is in kindergarten. I must say that the school has met and exceeded our expectations. As long as we can afford it we plan to stay. The staff has been excellent from top to bottom. Parent involvement is huge and encouraged. Just a great group of educators and a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 8, 2014

Teachers, administrative staffs are beyond amazing!!!!!!!! I love our family's experience there. Can't wait for the second one to get in. I would recommend to anybody who is looking for the best private school at DFW area. Money well spent! My schedule is booked with my kids' school activity, and I LOVE IT!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 1, 2013

The "proof is in the pudding" as the saying goes. I have four children who have either completed thier upper school education at TVS or are currently enrolled in the middle and upper school. The two graduates include a 26 year old daughter who is now practing law in Texas and a 22 year old son who attended a top 25 private liberal arts college and is now working in the oil and gas industry. The instruction and academic atmosphere are excellent at TVS. Each child is able to find thier own stride and pursue academic and athletic interests that helped to develop a well rounded individual. Peers are an important factor in character development and we have found that the parents at TVS are great at communicating with each other with concerns about group activities. We would rate this school in its totallity as "superior" in the DFW area.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 7, 2013

I have been going to TVS since 1st grade. I love my school and could not imagine going anywhere else. I am very close with my teachers and they want to help me be the best student I can be. They are very understanding and also seem happy with their job. They are excellent and I feel that they have prepared me for life. They have shown us leadership and make us ask questions that are outside of the box. TVS challenges its students making us go beyond what we think is possible. Academics, Athletics, Arts, and Theater are all very strong. The School along with its classrooms are beautiful, and it is a comfortable environment where people are not afraid to be themselves. Due to the size of the school we know everyone in the grade which makes us like one big family :). Never in my TVS experience have I been bullied or putdown. TVS is a wonderful school and I would recommend it anyone

Posted August 16, 2012

We love Trinity Valley School's lower school. We've been here for 4 years with two kids with very different personalities and the teaching staff has been amazing at working with both of them. The teachers are constantly learning and working on being better. You can tell they are truly called to teach. Same thing with the lower school principal who is AMAZING. She takes the time to say hello and give her full attention to every child who approaches her and makes them feel like they are her #1 student. It is an amazing ability. She runs the lower school like a well-oiled machine but in a way that makes it feel like a loving family. We are also big fans of the head of school----he has made some staffing changes in the middle and upper school which apparently have upset some parents, but it is clear that he has a vision for the school and is not afraid to shake things up to meet his goal. I personally like that----too many schools keep on people who need to go just because they don't want to rock the boat. The teachers who have been brought on are fabulous and dedicated to keeping the academic standards high. It is well worth the financial sacrifice for my children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 21, 2012

Many many people like the current Headmaster, as well as the Middle School Head. These current Heads of schools are always available whenever you need to talk. They truly are very qualified, but very humble and approachable. Their causes may be misunderstood, but ethically, they are good people. They are especially kind, friendly, and respectful and towards the children. The goal is evident--to bring out the best in TVS community. It may a challenging task, but anything worthwhile always requires fortitude.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 20, 2012

The Lower School at TVS is excellent! There is a supportive, healthy environment. The curriculum is very solid.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 20, 2012

The Upper school is a real nightmare: administration cares most about keeping parents happy, but at a real cost to the integrity of educational standards. Grades are inflated beyond belief. Teachers who are understandably frustrated are afraid to speak up. The leadership is awful: there are significant disparities between what is said and what is done - both in terms of programs and in terms of philosophy. If you want to send your child to a country club where they learn the skills of manipulation, duplicity and cohersion, TVS upper school should be your choice. If you want your child to learn to think critically and to truly be encouraged to develop character, you may want to consider another option.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted March 21, 2011

I feel that Trinity Valley has really pushed me to do my best and study as hard as I can to get an A. I learned that you can't become a millionare by sitting around and doing nothing: you have to work hard. I also learned that disipline is vital. I belive there are wonderful teachers at Trinity Valley and they are always willing to help the children and their parents. The teachers make it fun and educational. I have wonderful friends a Trinity Valley and they are all kind and considerate (as well as their parnents). I feel that none can contend with the great enviorment, staff and beautiful campus that Trinity Valley has.

Posted March 17, 2011

My daughter attended TVS from K thru 8. We moved to Houston and had her enrolled at the Awty International School. I can say that this was the best education she could have received. She had many academic scholarship offers in her senior year. So she was able to choose the college that she thought was the best fit. She woud up having a zest for learning. She decided to stay in college until she received her PhD. Now that she is married and has two children, she is planning to send them to a private preparatory school. I consider TVS tjhe best investment I made. That is why the Yale admissions office considers it the best private preparatory school in the Ft. Wiorth-Dallas area.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 1, 2010

The parents at this school are terrible human beings. And this directly correllates to the children. They all suffer from eliteism and treat others extremely poorly. The tuition is ridiculous and increases every year. I am moving and taking my kids away from this unhealthy atmosphere. SO DISAPPOINTED!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 23, 2009

Trinity Valley School is a school with a unique combination of high expectations, strict academic standards, caring teachers and fun. My son, who has attended the school for four years feels appreciated, special and cared for. We as parents feel that he is getting an excellent education which will open up educational opportunities that most local public schools cannot provide. The small atmosphere creates a family environment in which everyone from the headmaster on down knows each student and family. We feel very forturnate to have found such a special school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 6, 2009

Though my children have only attended here for summer camp. I have to say that the experience and academics from the camp was great. The teachers super nice and equally as wonderful along with the staff. Knowledge of the material covered was great. I would say this is a great school and my children plan to attend here for high school. I do feel this school is top notch, just as wonderful organized as our school of current choice. Academics great, staff great and quality of life great.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 25, 2009

We attended TVS for one year. We were so excited that our child was going to an elite school. However, after being there for a year, we decided the stodgy school was not for our family. It wasn t until we moved to a new school that we realized just how stifling the environment was for our child s personality. I m glad our child has regained a personality in a different environment. There are plenty of good private schools in the area. Take time to find out what is right for your family.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 15, 2009

Great teachers. Great values being instilled, great academics. Great desire to make TVS a National recognized school. Promoting a very well rounded child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 15, 2009

I am an alum of TVS and it was the best school! I found myself totally prepared for college and still have a connection with all of my teachers. I can't wait for my kids to attend.

Posted September 27, 2008

Trinity Valley really is a great academic school. Top of the line. Athletics are great with coaches and trainers that really care. Now the rest of the staff I cannot say the same. There are some great teachers there who really care and want to help, understand and get to know their students. On the other hand, it seems as if some of the staff wants to stop the students from being themselves. They expect everyone to be the same and just fall in line. The school takes the little things too serious, and can at times take situations out of proportion. The staff does not seem to care about what the student thinks or hear their voices. It really takes the diversity out of the school. There are moments where no one can express themselves freely.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 9, 2008

I had 4 out of 5 children graduate from TVS and I couldn't say enough good things about it. It is not a perfect school, but it was wonderful for my family. My children have lifelong friends with almost all of their classmates, they have done well in college, and they were so thankful to have had the wonderful background and foundation for college and life. It was worth every penny.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 4, 2008

It's a great school but there is very little diversity
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 30, 2008

TVS is an exceptional educational institution. Although highly competitive, TVS fosters the developement of both exceptional scholars and citizens. Trinity Valley has more than exceeded my family's expectations and educational goals.
—Submitted by a parent

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 31%
Asian or Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 4% 51%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (817) 321-0105


School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...


To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

7500 Dutch Branch Road
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Phone: (817) 321-0100


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Fort Worth Academy
Fort Worth, TX