About Us

Wylie Preparatory Academy currently serves Kindergarten through 12th grade. Wylie Prep is a certified University-Model® School and received re-accreditation through AdvancED accrediting agency in spring 2015.

A University-Model® school is a blend of the most positive aspects from traditional public and private schools as well as home schools, to give elementary through high school a highly successful, college-preparatory education, set in a Christian environment. The key is professional classroom instruction partnered with caring parenting at home.

The immediate goal of the University-Model® school is quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education accomplished in a way that gives parents more time for imparting the faith and values they hold precious. The ultimate goal is that of producing wholesome, competent men and women of character who make a positive difference for Christ in the next generation.

Vision Statement

Developing Christian Character through Excellence in Education.

Mission Statement

Wylie Preparatory Academy is a college-preparatory school that partners with families to provide a Christian based academic and social experience, developing servant leaders with strong Christian character and the skills needed to answer God’s call.

Accreditation & Certification

Wylie Preparatory Academy is internationally accredited through AdvancED and regionally accredited through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI).

Wylie Preparatory Academy is a certified University-Model® school through National Association of University-Model Schools (NAUMS).

History and Concept

In the summer of 2000, a group of families met together to discuss the need for a new alternative in education. At that time, several of the families agreed to work together to start a new school that would meet the educational needs in our community. They envisioned a school where students are taught and discipled in a caring Christian environment by a team of professional Christian educators and parents who value higher moral and academic standards.

Through prayer and research, an educational model, called the University-Model® School (UM), was found.   This model was being used at Grace Preparatory Academy (GPA) in Arlington, Texas, which opened its doors in 1992. After much prayer and consideration, and the willingness of GPA to share their wealth of information, the decision was made to open the doors of Wylie Preparatory Academy in the fall of 2001. Since that time, the continued interest in University Model® schooling necessitated the creation of the National Association of University Model® Schools (NAUMS). This association was organized to help network, resource, and serve the growing number of schools. There are currently over 80 University-Model® Schools across the country.

Wylie Prep is a concrete expression of this new educational model, University-Model® Schooling, in which two proven elements of educational success – the professional instruction of a classroom teacher and the one-on-one instruction and/or guidance of each student’s parent – are combined in a single, unified, college-simulated program. Other proven elements, which are part of this school’s programming, include low student/teacher ratios, hands-on learning, a strong work ethic for students, effective curriculum, and local school operation and management. The school serves elementary, middle school, and high school academic needs as well as providing extra-curricular opportunities. Wylie Preparatory Academy started in 2001 with grades 1 – 6, adding one level per year to establish a fully developed program of grades 1 – 12 in the fall of 2007. The addition of kindergarten in the fall of 2011 gave Wylie Preparatory Academy a full program serving grades K – 12.

Wylie Preparatory Academy demonstrates that it is indeed possible for both parents and teachers to effectively work together for the common goal of providing God’s children with a quality education.

Wylie Preparatory Academy is recognized as a Foundational Charter School through NAUMS. This title is given to those University-Model® schools who received their certification status during the first, or foundational, year of the NAUMS certification process. Wylie Preparatory Academy was awarded SACS CASI accreditation through the AdvancED accrediting agency in June 2010 and reaccredited June 2015.

Statement of Faith

This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of Wylie Preparatory Academy’s beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. In regards to faith, doctrine, practice, policy and discipline, the Board of Trustees is Wylie Preparatory Academy’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God and the basis for our sincerely held beliefs (2 Timothy 3:15; 2 Peter 1:21).

2. We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).

3. We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).

4. We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the
exceeding sinfulness of human nature, and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith we are saved (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).

6. We believe God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male (man) or female (woman). These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27).

7. We believe that since each person is made in the image of God, every person has value, and must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31).

8. We believe all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Psalms 139).

9. We believe in the biblical definition of marriage as the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union for life (Genesis 2:18-25) and that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that any form of sexual immorality, as Biblically defined, is sinful and offensive to God (Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10).

10. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).

11. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, by seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

12. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).

13. We believe that all followers of Christ are under the mandate of Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel to the world (Matthew 28:19).

Non-Denominational Position

This ministry’s Statement of Faith is fundamental to basic Christian tenets and contains those doctrines to which we unreservedly adhere and teach. Wylie Preparatory Academy does not promote or endorse any particular denomination. It is our desire to maintain this position and to do so in all fairness to each family. There shall be no attempt made by parents, students, staff, or school board members to promote or disparage any doctrinal or denominational beliefs, practices, or positions regarding issues upon which the ministry itself has assumed no official stance: church-government authority, time and mode of baptism, security of the believer, timing of future events, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, sinless perfection and gifts of the Spirit. In the event secondary doctrine is brought up, students will be referred back to the family and church for final authority. Additionally, we will require respectful dialogue when subjects naturally arise pertaining to denominational doctrine, recognizing God’s inspired Word as our standard for truth.

The Cornerstones of our Community

Jesus said He came into the world to “testify to the truth” (John 18:37). He broke into this present evil age to point the way to truth and freedom. That is why He said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). In the scriptures, truth is connected to freedom, character, hope, true worship and authentic love. Obeying Jesus’ teaching is the mark of all true disciples: “If you hold to my teaching,” He said, “you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 14:31).

When students are put in touch with Truth, Virtue cannot be far behind. It is the transforming power of the Holy Spirit that cultivates virtue—God’s very own nature—into the hearts of our students until they own them for themselves. Becoming virtuous is becoming Christ-­like: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love which binds them all together in perfect unity” (Colossians 3:12­‐14).

Fortified by Truth and redeemed by Virtue, the Family reflects the very nature of God and serves as the bedrock of all civil society. Though fallen, the family can be restored. With God’s grace, Dads can become more affirming of their children and more loving toward their wives. With the Holy Spirit, Moms can learn to love and respect their husbands and provide warm, nurturing home environments for their children. Through revelation, repentance, and forgiveness Christian parents can successfully reach their common goal—to love their children with the love they themselves have received from God so that their children become whole, truth-­‐centered, secure lovers of God and others.

We cannot achieve our purpose apart from community. We are all colorful and very beautiful puzzle pieces; no two are alike but each must interlock with others to fulfill the sovereign plan of God. We discover our purpose when certainty of our design and knowledge of our calling intersects with the release of God’s grace in His perfect timing. “For we are God’s workmanship (our design), created in Christ Jesus (God’s grace) to do good works (our calling) which God prepared in advance (God’s timing) for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10). Purpose completes a coherent and logical sequence of core values at Wylie Prep: Truth is our infallible guide, Virtue is our confident hope, Family is our first and eternal community, and Purpose is our divine mission in the world.