There are more than 80 private schools in Fort Worth and its surrounding suburbs—making the chances of finding just the right fit for your kid pretty high. But tuition can be high, too, ranging from $3,500 to $22,000 a year for one child. That’s a huge range, and each school offers different benefits and curricula.
Fort Worth private institutions include a mix of faith-based schools, fine art academies, Montessori programs, and schools for the gifted and talented. When it’s time to make the choice, parents should consider tuition costs, student-to-teacher ratios, extracurricular activities (such as sports teams), and educational requirements for teachers.
Fort Worth Country Day is one of the premier private secular schools in the area, and it’s one of the most expensive, with tuition topping out at over $22,000 a year. It offers education for kindergarten through 12th grade, and its teachers are required to have at least a bachelor’s degree (over half have advanced degrees). The school has vibrant arts and athletics programs, with everything from ceramics to ballet and even lacrosse.
Notable faith-based private schools in Fort Worth include Nolan Catholic High School and, for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, All Saints’ Episcopal School, Southwest Christian School, and Covenant Christian Academy in Colleyville. Montessori schools are also plentiful throughout the area. The Montessori School of Fort Worth provides education for students through middle school, and North Richland Hills Montessori, located in a suburb northeast of downtown, administers quality, creative instruction for kids three months through age six.
Waiting lists and lengthy application processes are typical in private education, so be ready to invest a lot of time and energy up front to give your child the gift of a wonderful education for life.