Our Story

Tyler Street Christian Academy was founded in 1972, as a ministry of Tyler Street United Methodist Church. Dr. Paul Morrell, then pastor of Tyler Street United Methodist Church, saw that families within the church and the community lacked the choice for a local, private school centered on Christian principles and values.

During the early years of the school’s establishment, classes were held at Tyler Street United Methodist Church.  Fundraising in 1970’s resulted in the construction of a high school wing and gymnasium across the street from the church. In 1998, the Board of Directors saw the need to construct a building which would centralize the entire student body. With the support of the community and many Dallas philanthropic foundations, a new building was completed in 2001.

Today, as a mature and established school, we continue to serve our community as the only private, Christian Preschool-12th grade school in the southern sector of Dallas.