We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

The Clariden School accepts students who have a strong desire to learn, encompass good moral character, have exemplary behavior and attendance records, exhibit evidence of success in a school program and defined academic goals. Previous school records, entrance interviews, assessments and a student’s application are used to determine admission.

The Clariden School does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation in regards to admission, employment, and financial aid decisions.

Admissions Overview

Cougar Prep Preschool

  • Ages: Three through five years of age.
  • Admission Dates: Rolling Admissions.
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Admission Requirements: Gesell Developmental Assessment ($175 fee due when application is submitted.)
Class Student Age Student to Teacher Ratio School Days per Week
Cougar Prep 3 yrs 3 10:1 3 days a week
3/4 10:1 5 days a week
Cougar Prep 4 yrs 4/5 12:1 5 days a week

Elementary School

  • Grades: Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Admission Dates: Rolling admissions throughout the school year.
  • Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Admission Requirements: Student records, interview and full-day visit in classroom ($175 fee due when application is submitted.) Previous school records must be submitted.

Middle School

  • Grades: 6th grade through 8th grade
  • Admissions Dates: Rolling admissions throughout the year.
  • Times: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Admissions Requirements: Student records, interview and full-day visit.  ($175 application fee due when application is submitted.) Previous school and test records must be submitted as well.

High School

  • Grades: 9th grade through 12th grade
  • Admissions Dates: Students may join the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semester only.
  • Times: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Admissions Requirements: Student records/interview and full day visit.($175 application fee due when application is submitted.) Previous school and test records must be submitted as well.

Admissions Process

Step 1: Prospective families should tour the school.

Step 2: Submit the following:

  • Completed application and non-refundable application fee of $175
  • Copy of applicant’s birth certificate
  • Copy of applicant’s immunization records
  • Photocopies of driver’s license(s) of parents/guardians
  • Copy of most recent report card and standardized test results (Grades K-12)
  • Transcript for high school students (Grades 9-12)
  • Signed “Request for records” document and a current teacher’s contact information for recommendation letter/questionnaire
  • If applicable, a copy of any medical or educational-diagnostic reports

Step 3:  Records from current/previous schools reviewed. Teacher questionnaire reviewed. If acceptable, applicant moves to Step 4.

Step 4: Student interview and assessment are scheduled by the administration office. If acceptable, applicant moves to Step 5.

Step 5: Invitation to visit. The Admission Committee invites prospective students to visit the school for a shadow day. (K-12)

Step 6: An Admissions Committee reviews the applicant’s file. Families are notified of admission decision. All decisions are final.



“We understand that relocation can be a scary and exciting time for a child. Clariden’s project-based learning (PBL) environment is academically challenging and fosters relationships and connectedness — all essential to a student’s transition in a new environment.” Sallie Wells, M.S., CFLE Head of School

Financial Assistance

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The Clariden School is proud to offer financial assistance to qualifying students. We are a non-profit, private school which means we do not receive funding from the State or Federal government. Our tuition is competitively priced and is designed to cover our operating costs each school year. However, we recognize that the cost of a private education can be a barrier to some families. This program is designed to help bridge the gap for families to enable a robust and economically diverse student population. We adhere to federal, state, and local laws that require non-discriminatory practice in the administration of our school’s financial assistance policies.

We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Thank you for your interest in The Clariden School. For your convenience, you may download the application form below and then email, mail or fax it back to us. A nonrefundable application fee of $175 is due upon submission of application documents.

  • Email completed application to:
  • Print and mail to: 100 Clariden Ranch Road. Southlake, Texas 76092
  • Fax to: 682-831-0300