Preston Hollow Presbyterian School

Mission Statement

The mission of the Preston Hollow Presbyterian School is to provide a caring and vital learning community for bright, learning different students that cherishes and supports them while challenging them to achieve their full potential and preparing them for a strong academic future.

In the video below, you can hear from a former student about the positive impact PHPS made on his life.


 


 

Overview

For over half a century, Preston Hollow Presbyterian School has been dedicated to educating children of average to superior intelligence with mild to moderate learning differences. The types of learning differences served by our school include reading disorder (dyslexia), auditory processing disorder, oral language disorder, written language disorder, and mathematical disability.

The school was founded in 1962 in response to the needs of the Dallas community as the first outreach mission of the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. PHPS is a private coeducational day school, housed in the north wing of the church, which enrolls 133 students each year in thirteen classes in grades K-6. PHPS is a non-profit school, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to which students are accepted without regard to race, sex, religion or national origin.

Philosophy

Preston Hollow Presbyterian School provides a positive, nurturing, individualized approach to teaching to remediate a child’s weaknesses and build on his strengths. We are a small school and will remain so because it is our belief that by having a small, close community our highly trained and caring faculty can more fully respond to the needs of our children. Our small, nurturing community also enables our children to become more comfortable and secure in order to take the intellectual risks necessary for academic achievement and excellence.

Small classes of from eight to twelve children, seven “floating” remedial specialists and numerous teacher aides insure small group instruction and many opportunities for one on one instruction. Multi-sensory, research based curriculum provides an opportunity for each student to be challenged and to excel. Besides his classroom instruction, each child also receives P.E., music, art, drama, and computer instruction. Students in grades K-2 also attend a fine-motor lab. Speech and language therapy are available at school but are not included in the tuition. Students attend a chapel service once a week.

Our school program is designed to help each child grow academically, personally, socially and spiritually in a positive and supportive atmosphere. It is our goal to return children to the mainstream of education as quickly as possible, with all the tools they need to be a happy, successful student.

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