Alcuin School

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Basic Information

Address: 6144 Churchill Way Dallas, TX 75230
County: Dallas
School District: Independent
Phone Number: (972) 239-1745
Fax Number: (972) 934-8727

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Additional Information

President: Walter Sorensen
School Type: Montessori and International Baccalaureate; Independent Private School
Founded: 1964
Ages/Grades: Toddler - Upper School
School Setting:

Alcuin School inspires its students to reach their highest levels of personal and academic achievement, guides them to become compassionate global citizens, and prepares them to embrace challenges with confidence and innovation by providing the ideal Montessori and International Baccalaureate education.

School Size: Approx. 530
Classroom Size: Varies per grade level
Student/Teacher Ratio: STUDENT/FACULTY Toddler: 7:1; Primary/Elementary: 13:1; Middle School: 8:1; Upper School (9th-12th): 8:1
Tuition:

COST $13,800 - $22,895

Financial Aid:

Assistance is available

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Integrated Technology at Alcuin School

The Alcuin School and International Baccalaureate curriculum is deepened with many rich, educational opportunities enhanced by the integration of technology.

Our students take advantage of the opportunities that the latest technology provides in an array of activities.
•Video chat sessions with students abroad ◦Collaborating to solve global issues
◦Sharing cultural information

•School wide-mock elections utilizing a student-built website.
•Making use of software to design, market and layout the financial structure of restaurants.
•Designing games with visual programming language.
•Writing and publishing books on iPads.
•Conversing with experts in Science, Math, Business, Art and the Environment.
•Creating Digital portfolios employing a web based structure.
•Producing Digital Music and Art

Integrated Technology at Alcuin School

The Alcuin School and International Baccalaureate curriculum is deepened with many rich, educational opportunities enhanced by the integration of technology.

Our students take advantage of the opportunities that the latest technology provides in an array of activities.
•Video chat sessions with students abroad ◦Collaborating to solve global issues
◦Sharing cultural information

•School wide-mock elections utilizing a student-built website.
•Making use of software to design, market and layout the financial structure of restaurants.
•Designing games with visual programming language.
•Writing and publishing books on iPads.
•Conversing with experts in Science, Math, Business, Art and the Environment.
•Creating Digital portfolios employing a web based structure.
•Producing Digital Music and Art

Every Middle and Upper School student is given a laptop and is connected to programs on and off our campus. Learning is not contained to the classroom.

iPads, iPod touches, Flip cameras and other recording devices are all tools utilized to help create, investigate, research and collaborate.

Students use our video conferencing equipment to make connections from any room in our school and conduct interactive two-way audio/video collaboration. The unit is mobile, contains a LCD panel and can be rolled into any classroom or community space that has power and an internet port. We can visit and confer with new friends around the world and experts in any field on the big screen or small screen. A single class or multiple classes can conference together to enrich life and maximize learning potential.

At Alcuin School, the world is our classroom when you consider the possibilities and potential that integrated technology provides to our students every day.

iPads, iPod touches, Flip cameras and other recording devices are all tools utilized to help create, investigate, research and collaborate.

Students use our video conferencing equipment to make connections from any room in our school and conduct interactive two-way audio/video collaboration. The unit is mobile, contains a LCD panel and can be rolled into any classroom or community space that has power and an internet port. We can visit and confer with new friends around the world and experts in any field on the big screen or small screen. A single class or multiple classes can conference together to enrich life and maximize learning potential.

At Alcuin School, the world is our classroom when you consider the possibilities and potential that integrated technology provides to our students every day.

School Clubs:

Various sports teams, developmental leagues, scouting and arts activities. Competitive and non-competitive activities for all age levels.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Ample parking for parents, visitors, faculty and staff.

Uniform Guidelines:

No uniforms.

Mission Statement:

Mission Statement

Alcuin School inspires its students to reach their highest levels of personal and academic achievement, guides them to become compassionate global citizens, and prepares them to embrace challenges with confidence and innovation by providing the ideal Montessori and International Baccalaureate education.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Alcuin School Philosophy

Our primary educational purpose is to provide an enriched academic and creative environment that features strong Montessori and International Baccalaureate programs that enhance our students’ intellectual, social, aesthetic and physical development enabling them to live happy, rewarding and productive lives.

Our Goals

In order to accomplish our philosophy, we work toward the following goals:
•To provide a solid educational foundation for our students, beginning with early childhood and continuing through the middle school years.

•To create a Montessori environment and institute a strong International Baccalaureate curriculum that supports the developmental needs of our students.

•To support the faculty and staff in the development of quality programs.

•To support our parent community in understanding our mission, school programs and the developing needs of our children.

•We are committed to our school’s philosophy as a means of establishing an effective Montessori and International Baccalaureate environment throughout our community.

School History:

Our History
Alcuin School, one of the largest accredited Montessori schools in the U.S., provides an ideal learning environment and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme that guides and nurtures the full development of the child from 18 months through 8th 10th grade. Alcuin School will opened an Upper School in the fall of 2014, beginning with a 9th grade class. Each year thereafter, a grade will be added, culminating in the first graduating class in May 2018.
Founded in 1964 by Episcopal priest Albert A. Taliaferro, the Montessori School of Dallas occupied part of a two-story house in Highland Park with 68 students between the ages of two and five. At the end of that first year, Alcuin School purchased two acres far across town, where they were located for almost twenty years. As the school continued to grow, its academic development paralleled its physical evolution.
Farsighted parents, aware of the school’s growing reputation and enrollment, purchased more land in 1980. Alcuin School’s 225 students, along with its staff of over twenty, relocated into thirteen classrooms at 6144 Churchill Way in the summer of 1983.
If the direction of Alcuin School from the 1960s through the 1980s was toward outward growth, the 1990s saw the school look more inward. In addition to the three-level academic program, Alcuin School established an endowment fund, formalized board governance, and aligned admissions with mission. Acquisitions included additional land, a Performing Arts Center, and exterior landscaping. Professional development flourished; science, foreign language and technology programs evolved.
In recent years, the Middle School has been recognized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). Alcuin School’s IB program has serves students in 6th through 10th grade. IBMYP is a rigorous academic program that prepares them for not only high school but college as well. The school is currently in the process of seeking recognizaiotn from IBO to offer the IB Diploma Progamme. The IB Diploma Programme will serve students in grades 11 and 12. Both IB Programmes are committed to promoting independent learning, critical thinking, and inquisitiveness.
Despite many changes over the years, Alcuin School still remains deeply committed to its founder's vision of educational excellence. Today, Alcuin School sits on a beautifully scenic 12-acre campus and has grown to accommodate more than 480 students. Construction of new facilities expanded the campus to include an Upper Elementary and Middle School, Upper School classrooms, gymnasium, library, state of the art science lab, and an Innovation Studio which all provide the ideal environment for students today and tomorrow to live, learn and play.