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Phase Two of Construction at Shelton

The second phase of construction at Shelton will include a field house and completion of the football stadium, including more bleachers. The main theatre in the Moody Fine Arts Center will also be finished to seat 450. In addition, our large clock tower at the front entrance of the school will be finished as well as the Charger Plaza in the back of the school near the field house. If you are interested in funding these projects, please contact  Senior Director Capital Campaign Christi Contreras at

In the second phase of construction at Shelton, a large clock tower will be installed at the school's front entrance.  



Shelton Pride: Tour Our New Campus  


Campus Updates

November 8, 2021: The main theater in the Moody Fine Arts Center and the field house/new stadium will be completed in the second phase of construction.

September 25, 2020: Updated pictures from around our new campus can be seen in the below photo gallery. For older progress photos, please scroll down. 

Athletic Training Room 

Upper School Hallway 

Outreach Lounge Area

Main Entrance 

Main Gymnasium

Lower School / Upper Elementary Library  

Library Lounge Area 

Middle School Commons

Wellness path and Lower School/Upper Elementary playground

Main Entrance 

Senior Lounge 

Upper School Commons

Dining Area 

Lower School/Upper Elementary Gym

Track and Football Field 

Track and Football Field 

June 5, 2020: Updated pictures from construction of our new campus can be seen in the below photo gallery. For older progress photos, please scroll down. 

Updated Construction Progress Photo Gallery

May 13, 2020: We’ve added an updated photo gallery below so that you can follow along with the progress being made at the new campus. Please take a look at what is going on at our future home.

Construction Progress Photo Gallery

Shelton Momentum: Energy, Enthusiasm and Expectation

As Shelton opens its doors for its 43rd first day of school, there is energy, enthusiasm and expectation. Energy, because the students bring a palpable force through the doors with them. Enthusiasm, because the beginning of the year means a contagious excitement. Expectation, because we are moving forward with a dream long in the making. This time next year, we anticipate being relocated at a new and unified campus on 17301 Preston Road in North Dallas. Shelton offers a unique world-class educational model for intelligent students who just happen to have a learning difference. It will be a great addition in its new neighborhood and to the City of Dallas at large.

When we open in August 2020, we will have more than we have at our current campus, but certain areas will be phased in over the next several years.

With academics first, the new campus will have:

  • 125 classrooms
  • 12 hands-on science labs
  • 1 robotics lab
  • 4 dedicated STEM rooms
  • Makerspace for libraries 
  • A dedicated teacher training classroom for adult learners

Together, these spaces create the setting for many learning opportunities that are deemed essential in today’s educational environment.

New construction will include a fine arts center and three gymnasiums.

  • Performing arts theatre
  • Black box theatre
  • Band hall
  • Choir room
  • Scene shop
  • Studios for film, ceramics, sculpture and more
  • Art gallery
  • Labs for digital photography and music 
  • Dance studio 
  • Multipurpose room for wrestling and other activities 

Our Groundbreaking Moment


Outdoor athletic facilities will include: 

  • A football / soccer field with stadium
  • A fieldhouse with weight room 
  • Track and field facilities
  • Baseball park
  • Fitness path 

Alongside school operations, Shelton will continue to offer services through its:

  • Evaluation Center (housed nearby the school)
  • Speech / Language / Hearing Program
  • Outreach / Training Program

Architectural and educational designers alike believe these spaces in North Dallas will enhance the creative exchanges, interactions and experiences of future entrepreneurs, problem-solvers, project managers, artists and leaders. We look forward to serving students, families, professionals and the community in new classrooms and through vibrant public spaces.

Learn more in our newsletter, The Horizon.