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  • Founded in 1959 as an outreach ministry of the Episcopal

    Church of the Good Shepherd, Good Shepherd Episcopal

    School (GSES) is an independent school in Dallas, Texas,

    serving more than 585 students from Pre-K through 8th grade.

    We believe every child possesses unique gifts and offers

    infinite value, so we focus on the intellectual, emotional,

    physical and spiritual growth of every student. As a faith-

    based community, GSES fosters the importance of family

    while celebrating individual growth and achievement.

  • good shepherd episcopal school

    inspires children to learn with confidence

    serve with compassionand lead with courage.


  • Located on the corner of Midway and Northaven, Good Shepherd

    Episcopal School serves 585 students in PreK 8th grade. Within

    these pages, you will get a glimpse into a school where each

    student gets the kind of dynamic school experience parents should

    expect in Dallas. With signature programs in Spanish, Fine Arts,

    Technology, and Classroom of the Earth, our vision goes far beyond

    a vigorous academic curriculum, though we are equally proud that

    98% OF OUR GRADUATES are admitted to one or more of their top

    high school choices.

    At Good Shepherd, we start and end with children. Your children,

    who we share with you for a few years. We help them figure out

    their biggest question: WHY? WHY are they here? We help them

    discover their own joy and confidence in how they learn. We

    ensure that their spiritual side is given the chance to serve with

    compassion. We provide leadership opportunities to instill respect,

    courage, and acceptance so they can make and have a positive

    impact on the world around them.

    We are lucky because we get your children in their early years,

    when it seems like things will be this way forever. When their

    actual growing up is a distant, hazy prospect - rather than a stark

    reality staring you and us in the face. We have the luxury of time

    here. We are the 8-year advantage. Your children come to us as

    children and leave as leaders (and amazing people). Just ask

    Ursuline, Jesuit, ESD, Greenhill, Bishop Lynch, Hockaday, Parish, St.

    Marks and the other top schools our students graduate from.

    Use this as your first opportunity to get to know us. But then come

    and visit. Our door is always open..

    the real us.

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  • Our Early Childhood and Lower School

    knows better than most that there is

    no crystal ball that predicts the future

    or what the future holds. So we teach

    our kids to think and do for themselves.

    We give our students the skills and

    substance to be adaptable, versatile,

    and able to think on their feet.

    I GSES because it

    was my childrens

    second home- Alumni Parent

  • i my teachers hugs and she lets me run and play- Andrew, PreK student

    early childhood

  • I GSES because we are a family

    here. I have fun each and every

    day, and I always look forward to

    coming to work. I am lucky enough

    to have the opportunity to share

    my love of learning, and I truly

    feel honored to be a part of this

    community! Its a dream job for me!

    - First grade Lower School Faculty


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    Everything we do academically at Good Shepherd is intentional and deliberate, and intended to be customizable to the unique learning styles of each child. Our faculty is gifted and exceptional and, through ongoing professional development, they have perfected a delicate balance between telling their students what they need to know and letting them figure things out

    for themselves.

  • The classroom environment allows for a space

    of creativity, exploration, and adaptability.

    Tables for facilitating teamwork replace

    traditional desks. Technology is ubiquitous and

    integrated for meaningful, productive learning.

    Our student-centered learning incorporates

    plenty of time for play, movement, and

    collaboration. Students work together to create,

    produce, and construct, not consume.

  • Up and down the curriculum we encourage

    teamwork, partnership, and camaraderie among

    our students. From the class-wide Classroom

    of the Earth trips, where our kids tame the

    wilderness together, to the ensemble music-

    making of an Orff class, to the new SPARQ

    Innovation Space in the Library that is designed

    to foster collaboration and a sense of shared

    purpose, each of our programs encourages the

    development of these habits of mind.

    We GSES because the

    teachers are dedicated to

    helping students achieve

    both their personal and

    academic best. The schools

    dedication to a solid

    academic program, the arts,

    daily physical education, and

    chapel make it a nurturing

    place where young people

    can thrive and grow into

    confident, compassionate


    - Current Family

  • Our nurturing environment ensures that all Lower School children are ready for their next

    step in our Middle School and to follow their own path to reach their greatest potential -

    and blossom into engaged, enthusiastic scholars with a diverse range of talents. At Good

    Shepherd, the school day doesnt end after the last bell rings. Many of our students fill that

    most dicey time of day, after school but before dinner, with something fun and interesting. Our

    Capers extended day program and our Encore enrichment offerings provide numerous grade-

    level activites and a head start on homework.

    my teacher taught me that in this world you have to

    go with your gut and look for what is true.- Jack, Fourth grade student

    Lower school

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    GSESs Middle School academic program

    is unbridled vigor! Our objective is to bring

    out the BEST in each student. What

    does the best mean? We define it as

    celebrating and fine-tuning the unique

    qualities inherent in each student and

    guiding them to discover and employ

    their diverse strengths to develop their

    full potential. Being a GSES middle

    schooler means taking academic risks,

    asking questions, even falling down once

    in a while, because we are in a setting

    where it is understood we are still learning.

    It is through the total experience that each

    student receives the type of education that

    is ideally suited to their aptitude and their

    passions in preparation for high school.

  • what I about gses

    is that it provides

    the quality education

    I am looking for in a

    private school and

    at the same time

    is small enough

    that every child is

    nurtured and treated

    special in their

    own way! Whether

    athletic, artistic,

    or mathematic,

    my sons talents

    are cultivated.

    The entire school

    is a community.

    students, faculty,

    and parents. It is a

    great place to call


    - Current Parent

    Without the influence of a high school

    program, our middle school students

    have the freedom to discover their

    own strengths. Through a variety

    of designed learning experiences,

    students are surrounded by

    opportunities to learn individually and

    collectively. Students are challenged

    and supported as they navigate

    the pathway to becoming lifelong

    learners. Perhaps most importantly,

    as they prepare for high school, our

    middle school students regularly

    grapple with higher levels of thinking

    and complex problem solving.

  • The classrooms in our middle school will look and feel

    different than surrounding schools. They are mobile

    and modular. Round tables for group discussions,

    rolling desks for project partners, traditional desks

    for teacher instructed learning at GSES we have

    it all. Apple TVs in every room and iPads in every

    students hand. Why? Because the real world is about

    being adaptable and flexible to any situation, and our

    faculty ensure that each student is equipped with

    the tools and skills they will need to succeed in

    whatever high school they attend.

    GSES is a tremendous gift

    to our family. The strong

    sense of community, the

    support our children receive

    from their teachers, and

    the confidence that has

    blossomed in them are

    outstanding. GSES has

    created a bond between the

    school and our children that

    gives them so much happiness

    every day and memories that

    will last a lifetime.

    - Current Parent

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    It is no wonder that our students go on to attend

    the top high schools in the area and many receive

    scholarships for their academic achievements.

    Recent graduates have been accepted to:

    Ursuline Academy of Dallas

    Jesuit College Prep. School of Dallas

    The Episcopal School of Dallas

    Greenhill School

    The Hockaday School

    Parish Episcopal School

    Cistercian Preparatory School

    St. Marks School of Texas

    Bishop Lynch High School

    School of Science & Engineering Magnet

    Duchesne Academy of th