School Profile


Located in Dallas, Texas, Highland Park Presbyterian Day School (HPPDS) was founded in 1952 as a Week Day School of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church. The Day School was founded on the belief that the early childhood years are the most crucial to the establishment of sound educational practices and biblical values. Today, Highland Park Presbyterian Church and School remain in a productive and symbiotic relationship. In recent years, HPPDS has chosen to focus solely on the early childhood years, and currently provides classes for children ages 12 months - Kindergarten.


The Day School is fully accredited by the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS), an organization recognized by the Texas Education Agency as a valid accrediting authority.


Methodist Nursery Kindergarten Association (MNKA)
Texas Association of Non-Public Schools (TANS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA)


"HPPDS has created an incredible environment for our children to learn and grow that is centered on Christian values. The teachers and staff are humble, servant-minded, and dedicated to building relationships with the families of these children that they pour their love and energy into every day." – Paul Rowsey

"Natasha & I were slightly concerned if Bailey would be ready for this structure as she was the second youngest in her class. After just a few short days in Ms. Fadda & Smiths class she was a little light bulb. Making friends in a proactive approach and genuinely having fun. She constantly asked is today school day daddy? We have been blessed in many ways by the love and direction our daughter has been given at HPPDS and are looking forward to next fall!" - Joe and Natasha Shannon

"Our family has been much blessed by the Day School. The same warmth and Christian nurturing that I experienced as a child at the Day School continues today and has given each of our children an incredible foundation in their early years of development. We most appreciate and value the way the Day School teaches curriculum through play and instills an early love for learning in its students". – Maryjane Bonfield

"Highland Park Presbyterian Day School has provided a nurturing, educational experience for our two young sons. It has been such a blessing and a school where my children have grown and matured in their academics, as well as in the Christian faith. The teachers are dedicated and whole heartedly interested in each child. We are so thankful for HPPDS!" - Janel Perez

Our Mission & Philosophy

Highland Park Presbyterian Day School believes that the years of early childhood are the most crucial to the establishment of sound educational practices and biblical values. The school strives to meet the academic, spiritual, emotional, creative, social, and physical needs of the young child through a developmentally appropriate approach to learning. Learn about our mission.