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Our History

Early classes at Waxahachie Bible Church

After observing and learning about the successful Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas, in July, 2000, two families began planning and working to start a new school.  With prayer and excitement, they decided to begin a similar school here in Ellis County.  That decision resulted in the formation of Waxahachie Preparatory Academy, a Christian University-Model® school in Waxahachie, Texas.  The school opened in the fall of 2001 in the Waxahachie Bible Church.

WPA was a charter member of the National Association of University-Model® Schools (NAUMS) in 2003, certified by NAUMS in 2004 and recertified in 2010 and 2017. The school achieved accreditation through SACS CASI in 2008 and re-accredited by an expanded AdvancED in 2013 and 2018.  In June of 2012, the school moved to Heritage Baptist Church.

Class dismissal at WBC

WPA is a unique private Christian school that has two proven elements of educational success - the professional instruction of a classroom teacher and one-on-one instruction from parents. These components are combined in a college-simulated program. Other proven elements are low student/teacher ratios, a strong work ethic for students, effective curriculum, focus on character development, and oversight by an independent local Board. This approach produces a high degree of academic achievement.

Rehersal in the early years