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US Curriculum

Parish’s Upper School features a challenging college preparatory curriculum with advanced programs in core subjects:

  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • World Languages
  • Religious Studies
  • Visual & Performing Arts
Parish has a unique blend of innovation and nurture that creates confident, articulate and passionate students.
– Andrea Mayfield, Alumni Parent

Parish allows our Upper School students to pursue exceptional opportunities tailored for their individual strengths and interests through innovative, unique programs such as those listed here:

Academy of Global Studies

A vigorous, outcomes-based academic program that complements our Advanced Placement and college prep paths with a specialization in global affairs. Learn More.

Leadership Institute

Specialized instruction and experiences in leadership for a select group of Upper School students with a recognized aptitude in this area. The Leadership Institute is a component of ParishLeads, our leadership program that includes every Parish student, beginning in PreK and continuing through senior year. Learn more.


An innovative program of blended courses that combine traditional classroom instruction with leading-edge online course work. ParishVirtual offers a range of courses both for credit and for enrichment. Learn More. 


An exciting, hands-on, collaborative and competitive program that cultivates critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills as it involves real-world application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Learn More.


ParishBridge provides an opportunity for students to design personalized learning experiences and nurture individual passions. Students create a third trimester curriculum that incorporates interdisciplinary learning and real world application, resulting in a culminating high school experience that prepares them for life beyond graduation. Like the Academy of Global Studies and the Leadership Institute, ParishBridge engages students in independent thinking and problem solving, directs students to explore areas of passion, builds students' networking and communication skills, and develops confident, self-reliant individuals who take ownership of their own learning. 

Driver's Education

As part of its innovative and tailored approach to accommodate students regardless of the subject area, Parish secured its position as a licensed driver's education provider, one of the few independent schools in the DFW area with such a license. There's no need to go through a third party to get your classroom instruction and driving hours; everything can be taken care of in one place, during the school day, leaving weekends and evenings for students and families to enjoy other activities. Learn More.

Center for College and Life Planning

Our award-winning college counselors help students discover college or university communities that will best serve their academic and personal growth.