Life School, a nonprofit network of tuition-free, public charter schools in Texas, was founded in 1998 to serve families in southern Dallas. Sparked by the vision of Dr. Tom Wilson, Life School opened its doors in Oak Cliff with 15 staff and 266 students. Dr. Wilson’s vision was to provide a quality education and give parents educational choice regardless of their ability to pay.
Today, Life School operates 10 schools at 7 locations serving more than 5,600 students in Carrollton (K-5), Cedar Hill (K-6), Lancaster (K-6), Mountain Creek (K-6), Oak Cliff (K-12), Red Oak (K-6) and Waxahachie (7-12).
Life School educates students and builds leaders through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community. Families access abundant opportunities, including strong athletics, dual credit, science education, and a strong focus on character and leadership.