Parish at a Glance
Mission: Parish Episcopal School provides an enriching and challenging educational experience within a Christian community of service and worship.
Parish Tenets: Wisdom, Honor, Service
Episcopal Tradition: All students and faculty attend daily chapel. Parish welcomes students of all faiths and embraces the Episcopal traditions while emphasizing the value and dignity of diverse individual religious practices.
Grades: pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, co-educational, college preparatory, day school
Cost: $10,000 - $22,400 annually
Accreditations/Memberships: ISAS, SAES*, NAIS, NAES
Hillcrest Campus – prekindergarten through 2nd grade
Located at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration at Hillcrest and Spring Valley
Midway Campus – third through 12th grade
Located on 30 acres in North Dallas at the former Exxon/Mobil Research Facility
designed by I.M. Pei at Midway and Alpha
School History: Founded as the Parish Day School by Mary Blair in 1972, the School started as a prekindergarten through 6th grade day school at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. Mrs. Gloria Snyder served as head of school from 1980 to 2009 and fostered the growth from Parish Day to Parish Episcopal - a leading, prekindergarten through 12th grade, independent school. In 2009, Mr. Dave Monaco joined Parish as the third head of school in Parish history.
Academics: Parish offers a traditional, academic college-prep curriculum with a variety of vigorous and diverse course offerings as deemed appropriate.
College Placement: College guidance counseling begins in 9th grade. 100% of Parish graduates have been accepted into four-year college and universities.
Athletics: Eighteen sports (9 boys, 9 girls), 3 club sports, cheerleading, sports medicine and sports management.
Visual & Performing Arts: Choral and instrumental music, drama, film, journalism, speech, photography, ceramics, studio art and sculpture
Community Service: fifteen hours is required per year
Technology: 21st century technology is currently integrated throughout the curriculum including labs, smartboards and wi-fi throughout the Midway Campus
Middle School: Catalina Island and Washington, DC
Upper School: Class retreats for all grade levels
*The Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) is a member in good standing of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Commission on Accreditation. It has voluntarily agreed to abide by the Commission’s Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices and to submit to a thorough review and evaluation of its accreditation standards, criteria, and procedures. SAES is recognized by three state agencies and by eleven Episcopal dioceses within the six states served by the association.