Program Highlights

  • Two infant rooms, two toddler rooms, one 3's room, and 1 PreK room
  • Approximately 18 teachers
  • Infant Ratios 1:4
  • Toddler Ratios 1:6
  • Preschool and Pre K Ratios 1:8

The Community School of the Park Cities is a small preschool offering full-time and part-time child care for working parents. We offer programs for children aged six weeks to five years old.

Established 21 years ago, The Community School began as a school for parents of the Highland Park Independent School District and then opened to the general public after a year as a nonprofit school. The school is housed in a building that is over 100 years old, providing a cozy feel which  helps parents feel comfortable leaving their young children in our care.  We pride ourselves on being a Community.

Our teachers are loving, caring, and well educated. They have either a college education or many years of experience working with young children. The average tenure of the full-time teachers at our school is 5 or more years, with many working with us for much longer. Our 

non-profit status enables us to provide our teachers with opportunities for continued education as well as paid time off and healthcare benefits, which accounts for their longer tenure with us.