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The History of Dexter

Dexter was founded in 2018 by a group of engineers, and named after the word Dexterity, which means readiness and grace in physical and mental activity. Dexter started as an after-school and summer program to promote STEM learning. Our camps centered around intensifying the learning experience for students who are interested in STEM.

In 2018, our first cohort of 20 students (grades 3-10) began in the historic "Big Blue" building in downtown Wichita Falls. In 2021, we acquired the campus we currently use. Through much staff dedication and hard work, we have risen to a student population of about 130 on-campus students and received accreditation to offer high school diplomas to graduating students.

The Dexter Shield

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The 4 HOUSES of Dexter represented on this shield are:
ASTRO, DATOS, MAR and TERRA

Astro represents space, Datos represents artificial intelligence, Mar represents the sea, and Terra represents the Earth... but it goes far beyond that.

While you are at Dexter, your triumphs will earn your House points, while any rule-breaking will lose House points. At the end of the year, the House with the most points is awarded the House Cup, a great honor.

The Dexter Ethos

These are the fundamental characteristics that all Dexter students and faculty should embody.

HONESTY
Be truthful. Being deceptive hurts you and others, own up to your mistakes.

INTEGRITY
Demonstrate sound moral and ethical principles, living your values in relationships with others.
Honesty and trust are central to integrity.

KINDNESS
Treat others as you’d like to be treated. A little kindness goes a long way.

EXCELLENCE
Go the extra mile, do more than is expected of you.

SELF-CONTROL
Exercise restraint over your own impulses, emotions and desires.

RESPECT
Have regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others.

PERSEVERANCE
Persist with tasks, dreams, ideas, and passions despite difficulties or opposition.
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

RESILIENCE
Coping with setbacks, barriers, or limited resources.
Determination to overcome obstacles. Emotional strength.

HONOR
Do what you say you're going to do.

HUMILITY
Be humble, put others before yourself.

We're building spaces for young people to thrive.

Dexter's Vision, Mission, and Motto:

Vision

The vision of Dexter provides students with a challenging, learning environment to inspire joy at the prospect of discovery, and foster a culture of innovation based on ethical behavior and the shared interests of humanity.

Mission

The mission of Dexter is to hyper-focus on acquiring and building basic, universal, core knowledge within our students. Through a rigorous curriculum, we will equip students with problem-solving skills that will enable them to become tomorrow’s leading citizens: engineers, scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs. Small class sizes, high teacher-to-student ratios, and lessons that balance classical education with modern technology provide the structure and space for students to develop the discipline, diligence, and attention to detail necessary for lives of productivity, creativity, and lifelong learning.

Our Motto

Acta Non Verba | Action, Not Words

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Dexter accredited?

Yes, Dexter is accredited through Cognia with NCA CASI, NWAC and SACS CASI; and is recognized by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC).

What is Dexter’s purpose?

Our purpose is to help students realize their full potential by systematically developing strong foundations in reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, computer science, art, music, and design. Our vision is to create a STEAM school system that empowers and inspires the engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and artists of tomorrow.

What type of students attend Dexter?

Dexter was designed for students that love to paint, sing, draw, build, code, and make. It’s a school for the artists, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Our kids are kind, smart, funny, and they want to learn. Dexter is a place for gifted and talented students to thrive and fully realize their potential. Through Dexter, students can become the shapers and changers of their generation.

What grade levels do you accept?

Dexter is a Pre-K thru grade 12 school. Our preschool program accepts students into the enrollment process at the age of 4.

What curriculum does Dexter follow?

Dexter aligns with TEKS standards, and we follow the Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™, which provides comprehensive, content-rich learning materials based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. The Core Knowledge Sequence is a detailed outline of recommended content knowledge and skills to be taught in language arts, history and geography, visual arts, music, mathematics, and science. The Sequence complements the general skills and objectives typically found in state and local curriculum guides, along with knowledge-based learning. Knowledge-based schooling puts the emphasis of early education on teaching and learning an enabling core of broadly shared knowledge—enabling because it builds strong foundations for later learning and opens doors to effective participation and mutual understanding in the wider society.

Does Dexter have sports?

Currently, we do not offer sports. We are looking to implement a tennis and cross country program next school year. At this time, we do offer a standard Physical Education class.

Does Dexter have electives?

All of our electives focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Our Fall 2022 electives include, but are not limited to: VEX Robotics, Egyptology, Computer Science Applications, Creative Writing, Forensic Science, Theater, and Math Counts.

What time does the school open and close?

Our doors open Monday - Friday at 7:15am and school closes daily at 3:30pm.

Do you offer an after school program?

Yes, our after school program runs from 3:30 - 5:15pm

Does Dexter offer breakfast and lunch?

Yes, we have a fantastic cook who creates a menu for breakfast and lunch. We offer a healthy and fun variety for the kids that is never frozen and always delicious! Look for the Dexter Diner tab for the meals menu and pricing.

How do we apply?

The first step in the application process is to schedule a tour. We'd love to show you around our campus, introduce you to some of our fantastic staff and faculty members, and tell you more about Dexter.

Give us a call today: 940-613-0123.
We can't wait to meet you!

ACCREDITATION

Dexter is accredited through Cognia with NCA CASI, NWAC and SACS CASI; and is recognized by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC); and therefore recognized with the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

DEXTER SCHOOL

Pre-K through Grade 12

Dexter

2201 Speedway Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 3:30pm

Main Office Phone

(940) 613-0123