15 Parent Reviews for Episcopal School Of Dallas Pk-1
Truely one of Dallas' best private schools. Our son has attended ESD for the past two years. We looked at a few other top private schools in Dallas - St. Marks and Greenhill. Both St. Marks and Greenhill are excellent schools, but wasn't the right fit for our son. ESD had a great community that made
... Read more our family feel instantly welcome. Our son started in K in an already established social group from pre-K. But, the teachers and parents worked to integrate our son into the school. Within months he felt as if he had been with the other students since pre-K. Also, the teaching in excellent. We have seen our son excel both socially and academically. I couldn't imagine sending our son to any other school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/15/12
Hockaday, St. Mark's, and Greenhill are vastly superior. Why opt for the Christian school experience? It does not open you up to other cultures.
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Posted by a parent on 02/18/12
The academics at this school are superb. My son is highly gifted and we were unable to find the courses he was interested in at other schools. Most of the teachers are very knowledgeable and good educators (there are exceptions at every school). Going to the school, I believe, has made our son a strong
... Read more candidates for every college he has applied to and we expect to be accepted at 80-100% of the top notch universities selected. Leadership has done a good job of establishing excellence in academics. Where leadership is not strong is in creating the kind of social environment that young people need to develop good character. Admittedly part of this is a parenting issue as well, but there is too much tolerance of overly entitled attitiudes that will not serve these students well in the long run. I don't think some of the parent gifts excepted by some of the staff are appropriate and that role modeling starts at the top. They would do well to instill a more humble attitude and become servant leaders as a Christian school. If we are rated it as a learning institution it is 5 star; if we are rating it as a social or religious institution I would only give it 2. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/12/10
The Episcopal School of Dallas is by far the best private school available in the state of Texas. My daughter graduated from Ursuline, and my Son from ESD.The difference was tremendous ESD turns students into well rounded individuals. This is achieved by superb teachers, most with some for of masters
... Read more degree or PhD, a beautiful and highly effective campus, the very best technologie, and an equal social status among students in which culture, travel, and academics are common tabble topics at lunch. ESD is a comunity in which respect comes first, it teaches young men and women how to not only enjoy life but to get the very most out of every oportunity. The only problem I can think of with ESD is the tuition, it is extremley expencive, but ESD offers large amounts of financial aids. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/06/10
As a student currently at E.S.D. I believe what some of the things said in the other reviews are completely inaccurate. New kids are always welcomed to E.S.D. with open hearts and arms and are offered help and comfort from both students and teachers. If a 9th grade child goes all 4 years through E.S.D.
... Read more without making close friends, so be it. It is their own fault, but E.S.D. does give each and every person the opportunity to become great unlike other schools like ursuline. Read less
Posted by a student on 10/28/09
Our daughter has been attending ESD since kindergarten. She has been so blessed to receive the best education available, certainly in the DFW area, probably in Texas and possibly in the nation. The school's balanced focus on academics, athletics, faith, community and service, etc, create an unmatch
... Read more learning environment. The social opportunities are plentiful, inclusive and available for all, including a thriving parent community supporting the school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/11/08
My children have been enrolled at ESD for the past year. Rigorous academics, close personal attention, satisfying extracurricular opportunities, and a warm and continuing welcome have characterized their experience. ESD has exceeded our high hopes and expectations.
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Posted by a parent on 09/10/08
Attending ESD has been the best choice I have ever made in my life. The faculty are great and are always there to teach the students. The students themselves are open and very accepting of new students. The campus is beautiful, and the school spirit is phenomonal.
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Posted by a student on 07/06/08
ESD is overrated. Our child entered ESD in 9th grade. Accademically, good challenge for our bright child and, plenty of AP courses. Socially, ESD does a poor job of assimilating new students - limited social events, mostly on campus in Commons area which is too small for social events. In 3 years,
... Read more our child has not made any close friends like he did in prior school. Long-attending students seem to stick together. Disappointed in administration response to concerns. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/16/08
When we relocated to Dallas, we considered St. Marks and ESD. Son chose ESD ;as it was coed. Excellent experience, but there seems to be a tendency to look the other way in the admissions process and in discipline to wealthy children. Not conducive to a superior academic environment. It is good, but
... Read more not great. Read less
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Computer Programming, General
Softball, General, Soccer, Wrestling, Track, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Football, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Baseball
Social Studies / Social Sciences
Foreign Language, Spanish, French
English / Language Arts
Health, Phys Ed, Business and Technology
Orchestra, Music, Choral
Early Childhood Special Needs, Speech/Language Pathologists, Learning Differences, Emotionally Challenged
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Dallas schools — Episcopal School Of Dallas Pk-1 is located at 4100 Merrell Rd, Dallas TX 75229. 4100 Merrell Rd is in the 75229 ZIP code in Dallas, TX Episcopal School Of Dallas Pk-1 is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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