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Small Classes. Big Spaces. Award-Winning Curriculum. Choose Format Weekly. THE CLARIDEN SCHOOL HELPS LAUNCH INNOVATORS. We are a not-for-profit, private, fully-accredited, college-preparatory school serving students PreK – Grade 12 in North Texas. Clariden works to ignite student curiosity and problem-solving skills by first providing a program that addresses the whole student. With a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), character-based kindness, and hands-on field study, our goal is to equip students for the jobs of tomorrow and to be contributing citizens in their local & global communities.


Our award-winning curriculum is built on project-based learning. The best way to learn about us is to see our beautiful 23-acre campus on our virtual tour.

Contact us for a private, personalized virtual meeting. We can’t wait to meet you!
– Angela Naples, Head of School



Award-Winning Project-Based Learning

Odyssey of the Mind 2020

2020 — 1st Place at Regional Competition, High School Team A, Problem #1; 2020 — 2nd Place at Regional Competition- High School Team B, Problem #2; 2020 — 3rd…

VEX Robotics IQ Challenge

VEX IQ Robotics Challenge

2019-2020 Clariden’s Middle School Team Receives Excellence Award at VEX IQ Robotics Competition – Team Skyward on 2/1/2020 Learn more 2018-2019 Clariden’s Middle School All-Girls Team Ranked 4th Place…

Odyssey of the Mind 2019

2019 1st Place at State Competition – High School, 2019 1st Place at Regional Tournament – High School, 2019 3rd Place at Regional Tournament – Middle School. Clariden 2019…

US Super STEM Competition 2018 logo

U.S. Super STEM Competition 2019

2019 Winner: Clean Energy, 2018 Winner: Biomimicry, 2017 Winner: Architecture Clean Energy Division Super Wind Turbine  Congratulations to our 2019 Division Winner! Middle School Team: Grant Sears, Benji Weisser,…

Odyssey of the Mind 2018

2018 Middle School State Champions, 2018 High School State Champions, 2018 Middle School World Finalists, 2018 High School World Finalists Read more  

U.S. Super STEM Competition

U.S. Super STEM Competition 2017

2017 Winner – Architecture Division: Clariden’s middle school and high school team’s “Tiny House” project met the specific criteria for the architectural division of the United States Super STEM…

Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge

2015-2016 Best in State: Four Clariden students were recently named Best in State Winners in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.  The nationwide contest challenged middle and high school students to come…

Team America Rocketry Challenge

Team America Rocketry Competition

2017 National Finalist; 2015 National Finalist; 2015 3rd Place for Presentation, Nationals: CLARIDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL – HIGH SCHOOL TEAM HEADS TO WASHINGTON, D.C. Southlake, TX – April 19, 2017…

Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

Odyssey of the Mind 2017

2017 High School State Champions, 2017 High School World Finalists HIGH SCHOOL TEAM HEADS TO WORLD FINALS IN MAY 2017 Southlake, TX – April 19, 2017 – The Clariden…

Tops in Tarrant 2017

Society Life Magazine

2020 Tops in Tarrant — Best in Industry for Project Based Learning, 2019 Tops in Tarrant — Best in Industry for Private Schooling, 2018 Tops in Tarrant — Best…

Enrichment Programs


Students experience a variety of art forms from theater, music, graphic design, to fine arts in our state of the art facilities.

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Healthy Bodies

Students learn how to fuel their bodies in order to fuel their minds. Exercise, healthy habits, and safety training are all part of it.

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Character Education

Our goal is to help our students find their voice and respect the voice of others. Our Cougar Pride is ingrained in all our curriculum.

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Before & After School

Our extra-curricular activities expand upon the skills built in class and push our students outside their comfort zone.

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Field Study

We believe travel is an integral part of building independence, expanding our world view and deepening our knowledge through hands-on study.

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College Prep

We offer personalized college prep counseling. This includes testing prep, scholarship research, application help & overall mentoring.

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Take a Virtual Tour of Our 23-Acre Campus

Our Talented Educators

Casey Smith


Anne Todd


Elaine Gibson


Loved by Students. Applauded by Parents.

Latest News



Clariden Names New Head of School Starting SY 2021-2022: Dr. Jamie Segraves

Dr. Segraves to Begin with the 2021-2022 School Year Southlake, TX – December 18, 2020 – The Clariden School, a North Texas leader in…

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Clariden Welcomes New Interim Head of School, Angela Naples

Sallie Wells to Become Clariden’s Head of Strategic Planning Southlake, TX – July 16, 2020 – The Clariden School, a North Texas leader in…

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National Geographic Society’s GeoChallenge Recognizes Two Clariden Teams!

On April 20, 2020 the National Geographic Society recognized these two teams as regional qualifiers for their solutions in this year’s GeoChallenge. The 2019-2020 GeoChallenge theme…

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