Cistercian Preparatory School - DFW Private Education

Cistercian Preparatory School

Cistercian Preparatory School

Head of School: Fr. Paul McCormick

Grades 5th - 12th
3660 Cistercian Rd, Irving, TX 75039, USA


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    Cistercian Preparatory School is an all-boys Catholic school offering an all-honors curriculum in grades 5-12. Our school motto, Ardere et Lucere, means “to be enkindled and to enlighten.” We accept creative, inspiring and enthusiastic boys who seek knowledge and understanding of the world around them while pursuing activities outside the classroom that make them unique.

    • 100% of our graduates are accepted into college.
    • Centrally located at SH 114 and Loop 12, we have morning and afternoon bus service available daily from certain areas.
    • With 350 students in grades 5-12, many students play more than one sport and have the opportunity to participate meaningfully in activities including quiz bowl, robotics, drama, photography, and publications.
    • Financial aid is available, and 23% of our students currently receive scholarship aid.
    • We offer a four-week summer recreation camp for students entering grades 3-6 which is open to students from other schools as well.

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    4 thoughts on “Cistercian Preparatory School

    1. Did you ever have that feeling you are a part of something remarkable, but you do not yet fully comprehend or appreciate it? I feel that when I drop the boys off at school in the mornings. This captures well the edges of that feeling

    2. Great camp experience!

      This was an amazing camp for my son. I really love the fact that he had the opportunity to be exposed to a diverse group of people. This was an amazing opportunity that we were so grateful for the experience

    3. A unique and special education center

      As an alumnus of Cistercian, I think this is one of the best educations you can get anywhere in America. The teachers, faculty and staff all strive their best everyday to provide a supportive environment for each and every student so they can succeed and become more and more of who they were created to be. The academics, based on a European model, are all honors and far advanced from most curriculum in the current American schooling system. If you want you child to bloom, grow and far exceed any or all of your expectations, send them to this school and you will not be disappointed.

    4. Great comradeship at the school.

      My son, Amar Vajja started at Cistercian in his 5th grade. In spite of their rigorous academics, he loves everything about school and would never like to miss school even if he was very sick. We are Hindus yet my son nor us ever felt out of place in this Catholic school, ever. Great environment to share love. They mould all the boys to be excellent God loving young men who can give back to their families, friends and the community.

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