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Mission Statement

Preston Hollow Presbyterian School provides a nurturing, highly personalized school environment that cherishes and supports qualified students with learning differences while challenging them to achieve their full potential. We are committed to facilitating our students' return to mainstream education equipped with strategies for future learning experiences.   

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




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 elementary 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 AdvancEd, to which students are accepted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. PHPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or age in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.


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, with additional support provided by “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, and technology 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.