Message From Our Head of School

Message From Our Head of School

Dr. Ladona Clayton

One doesn’t have to look very far to understand that American institutions—entertainment, politics, economics, media, and education—are shaped by the culture we live in. However, we are not called to be shaped by it but to be the shapers of it. We are called to be in the world, but not of the world: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing, and perfect will” (Romans 12:2, NIV). We have been set apart. We “are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that [we] may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called [us] out of darkness into His marvelous light” (I Pet. 2:9, ESV). At TSCA, we have been asking ourselves if we really believe this. Are we actively seeking to shape our culture for Christ? Do we recognize and live our lives as a chosen race . . . a people for His own possession? We want our scholars and families to recapture their role as culture makers—shapers of a culture that reflects the love and hope of Christ. Therefore, we must endeavor to “put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and . . . forgiving each other” (Col. 3:12-14, ESV). Rather than staying on the periphery of God’s plan for their lives, TSCA scholars are gravitating to the center of that plan. And, embracing it knowing that God equips, positions, and empowers them to fulfill His plan. God has placed visionary leaders, committed teachers, and God-fearing parents in our scholars’ path to prepare them for an extraordinary life of service to God and society. He has given them His WORD as the road map for such a life. He has blessed them with talents and abilities. We desire our scholars to be exceptional academicians who can use their minds well for the glory of God—employing logic, knowledge, understanding, and Godly wisdom to address societal issues and create innovative solutions to complex challenges. We want them to reach the lost and serve people through mission-centered ministry. We want them to be self-disciplined in their study of the Word and their commitment to fitness for life. We are exhorting our scholars to tap into every opportunity afforded to them and to seek every day to become . . .

Spiritually Alert
Physically Disciplined
Intellectually Acute
Socially Connected

It is our vision that TSCA scholars be Truth Seekers and Culture Shapers. We want them to KNOW and SPEAK Truth in the marketplace of ideas, in the mission-focused ministries, and in the circles of influence where they live and breathe every day. Come join us in making this vision a reality!



We LOVE our Teachers

Want to join our team?



If you have a passion for teaching, a knack for engaging learners, and a talent for bringing the classroom to life, then look no further – TSCA is the place for you! A group of talented, inquisitive, and dedicated scholars is seeking engaging Christian teachers who set high expectations for student learning through a variety of teaching methods and strategies. Full-time hours are 7:45-4:00 (unless applying for part-time position.) Bachelor’s degree required. Current teaching license preferred, but not required. Must apply for ACSI certification within one year of employment if you do not hold a teaching license. Beginning school year 2020-2021: August 1 – May 28. 



  • Grades 1, 2, and 3 (POSITIONS FILLED)


  • High School Math (Grades 9-12) (POSITION FILLED)
  • Middle School Math & Science (Grades 6-8) (POSITION FILLED)
  • Yearbook (High School) ( POSITION FILLED)
  • Entrepreneurship (High School) ( POSITION FILLED)


  • Full-Time Spanish Teacher (or part time for grades 9-12) ( POSITION FILLED)

Any part-time position can be matched with other positions to create a full-time position if desired.



SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS. Tyler Street Christian Academy continues to need substitute teachers in grades PK-12 for the 2020-2021 school year. Must have at least your high school diploma or GED to apply.


To apply for any of these teaching or support staff positions, please access an online Employment Application at either of these LINKS: PDF Application or WORD DOC Application Please submit your completed application to Dr. Ladona Clayton, 915 W. 9th Street, Dallas, TX 75208, or via email ( For further information, please contact Dr. Clayton at 575-760-3098.

Our Story

The Beginning

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.

Because the founders of TSCA brought the school into being based on principles set down by the Word, TSCA is dedicated to a strict program of exceptional educational opportunity and the preservation of Christian ideals. TSCA faculty are unique among others because their thoughtful, spiritual insights are as much a part of the daily curriculum as the subjects they instruct.

The Dream

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.

Dr. Morell and his wife Ann envisioned an academy that would promote a spirit of excellence, and would work alongside families in building up the whole person of each child­: intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. They envisioned a place that would become a model academy for other Christian organizations, and help students to see all things as God sees them – with justice, love and mercy.

Here We are

Tyler Street Christian Academy educates by inspiring students to love learning, strengthening students with Christ-like character and Biblical foundations for living, and encouraging students to pursue their dreams and callings.

As a result, it is our objective to produce graduates who are intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually mature. We place a high value on servant-leadership, and strive to instill in our students a sense of responsibility for their community.

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.

School Profile

Goals for Students

  1. Develop the whole person (spiritual, mental, physical) along biblical principles.
  2. Accept the Holy Bible as the foundation of truth and life.
  3. Desire a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
  4. Develop a system of decision making that will morally and ethically guide them through a changing world.
  5. Build a desire to reach their highest potential as responsible citizens.
  6. Develop a lifelong intention to apply the Christian faith through service to the community.
  7. Accept and appreciate themselves and others as valuable individuals regardless of social, political, racial, physical, or ethnic differences.
  8. Select a vocational role that reflects their individuality in thought, ability, personality, and desire.
  9. Develop the necessary skills required for meaningful participation in society as an adult.
  10. Develop competency in communication and research skills, and in the ability to make mature decisions.
  11. Develop a love for learning and the skills necessary to pursue that love effectively throughout life.

Student Population

Advanced Degrees

Students to Teachers

Faculty Members


Tyler Street Christian Academy has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (now called AdvancED SACS CASI)  since 1988 and was previously accredited by the Texas Education Agency in 1975. The Academy is recognized by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission and holds membership in the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Texas Association of Non-Public Schools (TANS).

Portrait of a Graduate

Jordan Favors, Class of 2019

Jordan Favors graduated in May of 2019 as the senior class Salutatorian and is a a student in Howard Payne University’s Honors Academy. Jordan was selected as a Gen. MacArthur Scholar, a prestigious title and scholarship awarded to only five students. This scholarship includes full tuition for all four years as she studies in the program of Civil Leadership and Public Policy. While at Tyler Street, Jordan was a stellar student-athlete, earning the roles of varsity cheer and varsity basketball captain. She also ran varsity track her sophomore through senior year of high school. While participating in athletics, Jordan maintained a 4.34 GPA, participated in NJHS and NHS, the TSCA Ambassador program, and served as Student Council Vice President. Jordan also received awards like the Rotary Youth Leadership award her junior year, and the Crusader of the Year award her 8th grade year. Jordan’s accomplishments are many, and as a result, she was awarded 6 different offers and scholarships her senior year.

“I appreciate the teachers who have impacted my life. I truly feel prepared for college and my future, because of the foundation this school gave me. There were many ups and downs, but I know why I am a Christian, and I know how I am going to positively impact the world. I found my purpose here. That is what matters most. Thank you, TSCA.”

Jordan Favors


College Offers

  • Offer from Southern Methodist University
  • Offer from Texas Christian University
  • General MacArthur Honors Full Tuition Scholarship offer from Howard Payne University
  • Offer from Mountain View College
  • Offer from El Centro College
  • Offer from Tarleton State University


Extra Curriculars


Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 915 W Ninth St. Dallas, TX 75208

Telephone: (214) 941-9717


School Hours: M-F: 8am - 3:45pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Tyler Street Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship program, and athletic and other school-administered programs. (Galatians 3:28)


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