Cistercian Preparatory School

School Profile

  • Cistercian Preparatory School opened in 1962 with 50 boys in grades 4 and 5.
  • Today, enrollment totals 352 students in grades 5-12 with 1,305 alumni.
  • The school graduated its first class in 1970.
  • Our student to faculty ratio is 7:1, with 54% of our faculty holding advanced degrees and 17% holding a PhD or an equivalent degree.
  • Our student body is culturally and economically diverse, historically representing around 25 different elementary schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
  • 24% of our student body is of a race or ethnicity other than Caucasian.
  • One in five families receives some form of financial aid.
  • Cistercian Preparatory School is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS). ISAS, a member of the NAIS Commission on Accreditation that has voluntarily submitted to a rigorous and impartial review of its accreditation program and demonstrated its adherence to the Commission’s Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices. ISAS is commended by NAIS for the quality of the Association’s accreditation program for its Member Schools.

    Cistercian Preparatory School is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department. In cooperation with the diocesan school offices, the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department oversees the accreditation of Catholic elementary and secondary schools of Texas. The Education Department is assisted by the Texas Catholic Conference Accreditation Commission and is a part of the state-approved Texas Private School Accreditation Commission.

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Cistercian Preparatory School does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin.