Blog - DFW Private Education


Why choose a non-sectarian, independent, and experiential school?

By: Selwyn School The Creation of the Lightbulb: A History of Trial & Error If you ask a historian if Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, you are probably going to get one of these answers: No, his work would have been impossible without Nikola Tesla’s inventions. Yes, he invented a highly successful incandescent lightbulb, […]


The Benefits of Uniforms

Back to school means back in uniforms for some and new to uniforms for others. My daughter is not growing up like my husband and I did.  She is young but on our current path, she will not know what it is to walk to the bus stop and see what everyone is wearing, or […]


Cistercian Preparatory 2018 Salutatorian

Salutatorian full name: Benjamin Lawrence FitzGerald Parents’ names:  Shannon and Rob FitzGerald University attending:  University of Notre Dame Extra-curricular activities, sports and non-sports, and special honors: Student Counsel Treasurer, Genesis Woman’s Shelter Teen Board, Academic Quiz Bowl, Young Men’s Service League, Rosary Club, Big Brothers, Eagle Scout, Lector, Junior Patron’s Guild, Service Trip to Zimbabwe, […]


Cistercian Preparatory 2018 Valedictorian

Valedictorian full name: Marshall Edward Comeaux Parents’ names: Gabrielle and Paul Comeaux University attending: The University of Texas at Austin Extra-curricular activities, sports and non-sports, and special honors: Robotics Club, Academic Quiz Bowl, Math Club, Eagle Scout, Student Ambassadors, Big Brothers, Wesley Rankin Community Service, Altar Server, Cross Country, Soccer, Baseball, National Merit Finalist, Cum Laude Society, […]


Our First Year

With every school or parent I meet I am always asked the same question.  “Where do your kids go to school?” So I thought now would be a good time to share that my daughter attends Prestonwood Christian Academy and what our experience has been thus far.   What Have I Realized? I am not […]


An Autistic Manager Makes a Team Better

Dr. Bucher Almost one in three young adults with autism is not involved in volunteer, community, or educational activities.  They do not interact with friends, nor are they invited to join social activities.  This data comes from a nationwide survey by Drexel University’s Autism Institute.  The survey focused on what happens when autistic youth transition […]


Why Vision Skills are Critical for Learning

Annette Wilkes, MOT, OTR/Owner As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for the past 18 years, I have seen children with an array of challenges. One thing we have noticed in recent years is a huge increase in children coming into the clinic with Vision deficits. These vision difficulties manifest themselves in many different ways in the […]


When African Americans Choose Private Education

I currently run a group on FaceBook that has inspired me to create this website.  In the group, the topic of diversity and the struggles African American families face for their choice in private education has often come up.  The common thing that some of us have faced as a result of our choice is […]


Where Are the Fathers of Autistic Children?

By Dr. Bucher For the last two years, I have been immersing myself in the research on autism.  One area of interest to me is what research can tell us about the role of fathers in raising children with autism.  A few observations: Researchers tend to gloss over or totally ignore the contributions of dads.  […]


Will The “Real” Montessori School Please Stand Up?

By Athirai Baskaran After careful research, you are convinced that a Montessori school is the best fit for your child. Next, how to find a real Montessori school. But then, you realize… “Wait, what? There are fake ones too? Since the benefit of Montessori method of education in children was made known to the world, […]


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To promote & highlight DFW based private schools and other family resources.  We strive to help connect schools, businesses, and families together so that parents may make an informed decision about their child's needs.  DFWPE hopes to bring the community together in education, diversity, mental health and other areas that involve caring for the whole child.