DFW School Guide

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DFW School Guide

A great school inspires the greatness in every kid. This guide can not only help you find the right school for your little Marie Curie or Albert Einstein — it could also lead you to your next home, in the neighborhood where your budding genius will flourish.

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Akiba Academy of Dallas

Mission Akiba Academy provides a superior general and Judaic education to children in preschool through eighth grade. As a Modern Orthodox school, Akiba Academy develops ethical and responsible members of the Jewish people and American society, knowledgeable about and committed to their Jewish heritage and the State of Israel. Philosophy Akiba Academy is committed to academic distinction through a program of general and Jewish scholarship. Within a progressive and nurturing environment, Akiba prepares students to meet the responsibilities and challenges of our complex world by recognizing the strengths and needs of each learner and by teaching the enduring ethics and values of our Jewish heritage. At Akiba, academic excellence is built upon high expectations based on individual student profiles, a meaningfully integrated curriculum, a culture of collaboration, and a commitment to community outreach. Guiding the actions of our faculty, staff, students and parents is rooted in promoting integrity, caring, responsibility and respect. Together, these factors ensure Akiba graduates are today’s accomplished, innovative thinkers and tomorrow’s compassionate problem-solvers and leaders. THE AKIBA PHILOSOPHY:  SEVEN PILLARS AHAVAT YISRAEL To instill a love for all Jewish people, a commitment to the land and State of Israel, and an appreciation of Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people, through its study and application. AL PI DARKO To recognize the individuality of our students and to provide for the equal educational needs of boys and girls. DERECH ERETZ To teach our children the importance of respecting the dignity of all people by acting and speaking in a way that enhances each person's self worth. KEDUSHA To understand and appreciate G-d's presence in the world and sanctify our lives through the study and practice of mitzvot. TIKKUN OLAM To develop leaders who possess a strong sense of responsibility to the Jewish community and society as a whole. TORAH L'SHMA To create life-long learners who value learning for its own sake through a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes critical thought, independence and creativity. TORAH U'MADAH To promote the belief that the acquisition of all knowledge both Judaic and general is of intrinsic value and is essential to the growth of our students.

All Saint's Episcopal School

All Saints’ Episcopal School embraces a community of diverse learners in an innovative and supportive, college-preparatory environment within the framework of the Anglican tradition. It is a place where servants, scholars, artists, and athletes are recognized for their unique gifts and are prepared exceptionally well for the challenges of college and the world ahead of them. Located on an expansive 147-acre gated campus in west Fort Worth, All Saints’ is known for its balanced, well-rounded curriculum and programming that develops the genius within each student. Whether a student begins the All Saints’ journey in Kindergarten, sixth grade, freshman year, or anywhere along the way, he is continuously growing in depth and independence so that when the time comes to explore, analyze, and apply to colleges and universities, he is ready. The All Saints’ Class of 2016 graduated in May with remarkable distinction and honors. The class of 85 seniors received acceptances to more than 115 different colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. More than 165 merit scholarships, totaling $8 million, were extended to 77 percent of the seniors. This year, 15 seniors graduated with distinction reflective of the Tad Bird Honors College, the upper school program designed for the most highly engaged and intellectually curious students. All Saints’ Episcopal School is the only private school in Tarrant County that is dual-accredited by nationally recognized accreditation agencies.

Andrews Elementary School

Achievements Texas Exemplary school; Gold Performance acknowledgements with increased “Commended Performance” in reading, writing, mathematics and science; Excellence in Teaching award; District and Regional Science fair winners; WordMasters National placement; State / International Destination ImagiNation (DI) and Math Olympiad awards; district Geography Bee winner; district / regional Spelling Bee winner; Award Winning Parent / Teacher Association (PTA); PTA Reflections state winners. Campus Programs Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; English as a Second Language (ESL); technology in every classroom; flexible reading, science, and math groups; science fair; Geography Bee; Spelling Bee; history fair; tutorials; portfolio assessment (kindergarten - second grade); special education inclusion; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); multi-sensory reading program, instructional specialist; Campus Monitoring and Intervention team; spirit assemblies; character education; Red Ribbon week activities; safety patrol; Student Council; S.T.O.P; Math Olympiad; WordMasters; Eagles Nest for incoming kindergartners; televised morning announcements; field day; and PASAR (after-school childcare). Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent/Teacher Association (PTA) and Dad's Club; Parent Academy, classroom instructional volunteers; office and library volunteers; newcomers breakfast; volunteer orientation; Collin County Adventure camp parent counselors (fifth-grade); School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators; cafeteria volunteers; Pumpkin Math with Dads; classroom guest readers; PTA Volunteer Opportunities; Reflections; chess club; fifth-grade graduation committee; field trips; yearbook; book fairs and Multi-Cultural Family night. Community/Business PartnershipsChick-fil-A; Kroger and Mooyah Burgers. History of Andrews Thomas Andrews was born on December 29, 1852, in Tylertown, Mississippi. He was the fifth child born to Thompson and Lizzie Pearson Andrews. At age 14, his mother died. That same year he migrated to Texas with relatives. During his early years in Texas he worked as a clerk in a dry goods store and also on a farm near Plano. In 1886, Tom married Susan Ora Forman, daughter of William Forman, who gave the couple 300 acres of farmland as a wedding gift. Tom purchased another 200 acres where he and Ora raised their family. The farm was located where the Huffines Chevrolet dealership stands today. In addition to farming, Tom was an original stockholder in Farmers and Merchants National Bank. In 1913, he and three other men applied for a charter for The Farmers Gin Company of Plano of which he became a stockholder and board of directors member. He was also a member of the First Christian Church of Plano and served on their board of elders.
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