Parent Information

Dining Services

SAGE is a premier dining service contractor for some 200 independent private schools nationwide. They are strong in Texas, serving such schools as Greenhill, Episcopal School of Dallas, The Winston School, Fort Worth Country Day, Kincaid-­‐ Houston, Duchesne-­‐Houston, and many others.

SAGE operates on three basic principles:
  1. Great food – prepared on site
  2. Education – they will help us teach students how to eat, not tell them what to eat
  3. Fiscal responsibility – they will ensure that our community is receiving the best value for every dollar spent.

Shelton’s program is headed by Chef Tom Flannery. He will be on site daily, making sure that your children have the best menu options possible.

We believe everyone will enjoy the quality, convenience and customer satisfaction that SAGE will offer.

Tuition, Payment Information, & Tuition Assistance

See the 2019 - 2020 Tuition Schedule

Tuition and Payment Policy

All payments must be made using the FACTS Payment System including payment made-in-full. (Please Note  that entry into FACTS will occur as one of the steps in the online enrollment process.)

Within FACTS, each family (or each parent or guardian making separate payment) will:  

  • Establish a FACTS account
  • Select a payment plan for 2019-2020
  • Make an initial (non-refundable) payment for $2,500 for each student

Full tuition is due on or before June 3, 2019 to avoid additional charges.  All other payment plans carry  additional processing/convenience fees as outlined below.

Following are Payment Plan Options for 2019-2020:

  1. Payment-in-Full – due on or before June 3, 2019 with no additional processing fee.  Credit card, check (payable to FACTS) or electronic check may be used.  A fee of 2.85% will be charged for all credit card payments. 
  2. Two Payments – one payment in June 2019 and one payment in January 2020 with a $200 convenience fee added to each of these payments for a total of $400.  Credit card, check (payable to FACTS) or electronic check may be used.  An additional fee of 2.85% will be charged for all credit card payments.  This plan requires purchase of the Tuition Refund Plan of $300.
  3. Monthly Payments – payment will begin in May 2019 and must end in January 2020, with a $75 convenience fee added to each of these payments.  Credit card, check (payable to FACTS) or electronic check may be used.  An additional fee of 2.85% will be charged for all credit card payments.  This plan requires purchase of the Tuition Refund Plan of $300.

PLEASE NOTE that accounts must be current on 8/15/2019 in order for student(s) to begin school. In addition, accounts must be current on 12/15/2019 in order for student(s) to return to school in 

If you have any questions regarding the payment plans, please contact the Business Office at 972-774-1772, x2235.  

Failure to meet the selected schedule of payments will give Shelton certain rights which may be 
executed at Shelton’s sole discretion including:

  1. The right to withhold official and unofficial transcripts.
  2. he right to withhold diplomas.
  3. The right to withhold grades, credits, and all other educational records.
  4. The right to prevent students from attending classes, taking examinations, or walking for graduation.
  5. The right to prevent students from participating in extracurricular activities.
  6. The right to impose probations, suspensions, or dismissals.

We appreciate the opportunity to educate your student and look forward to an outstanding year!

Third Party Loans

There are several companies that provide loans for K-12 students. One of these is Sallie Mae. Their Loan information is available at Another is You must go through their loan approval process and not through Shelton. Once your loan is approved and funded, Shelton will receive your Tuition from one of these sources and you repay them on the agreed upon terms. We do not know their requirements as to timing. These links are provided as information only. Shelton is not endorsing or recommending either of these sources.

Download a Sallie Mae Informational PDF

Tuition Refund Plan

If purchased, the Tuition Refund Plan will refund 60% of the unused portion of the paid tuition should you decide to withdraw your student from the school for any reason, and 75% for medical reasons. The Tuition Refund Plam is an optional fee unless it was made a condition on your student's contract.

If you do not want to purchase the tuition refund plan for $300, please notify Leslie Cashdollar in the Business Office:

To receive a refund, you must have paid for the Tuition Refund Plan when your tuition was paid and your student must have attended at least 14 consecutive days of school. Please contact the Business Office to begin the refund process.

Tuition Assistance 

Through its tuition assistance program, Shelton strives to make a student’s education both accessible and affordable.  Shelton uses a third-party program, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, to aid in determining a family’s ability to pay their student’s tuition.  The availability of school funds is also a factor in tuition assistance decisions.  All applications are reviewed by the tuition assistance committee and kept in strict confidence.  Every effort is made to award some amount of tuition assistance to eligible candidates.  Applications must be submitted annually with the required information for a family to be eligible for assistance each year. Please note that all financially responsible parties must submit financial information when one party is applying for tuition assistance.

Applications for 2020-2021 School Year:

     January 31, 2020           FACTS Grant & Aid application will be available for returning students                                                                    through online re-enrollment.  Families MUST have completed the re-                                                                    enrollment process and have a FACTS account set up to be eligible for                                                                  tuition assistance.

     February 28, 2020         FACTS Grant & Aid application will close for the 2020-2021 school year.                                                                You MUST complete your application by this date to be considered for                                                                    assistance.

     Mid- April, 2020             Families will be notified of tuition assistance awards.


            For questions, please contact Diana Liese or 972-774-1772 ext 2236.

Inclement Weather & Crisis Plans

Inclement Weather Plan

Information will be provided by the following methods:

  • Shelton's Website
  • Shelton's Facebook Page
  • Shelton's Twitter Account
  • Telephone Notification System
  • Parent Email Lists


Crisis Plan

Action Plan Regarding Military or Terrorist Activity
Shelton has in place many procedures that pertain to emergencies, natural or manmade. Should we experience a crisis related to military or terrorist activity during the school / work day, we will basically respond as described below. Our response will be based on the best information available at the time, the nature of the activity, and the amount of time we have to respond.

In the event of an emergency, and assuming that we are able to do so, we will post updates and instructions on our website, We will also notify families and staff through our web-based notification system.

If any of the situations in bold below, the following will occur:

  • Allow student drivers to leave only with parental permission and if possible without jeopardizing others.
  • In the event of any emergency, the school will dismiss students to their parents if conditions make it possible. This will be done in an orderly manner by division. The dismissal plan will be posted on our website immediately. Parents will also receive a broadcast instructional email or phone call via our web-based notification system, if conditions allow. Other communication chain measures will be employed, depending on the situation.
  • Shelton will dismiss clients / trainees of the Evaluation Center, Speech and Language Therapy, or Teacher Training department if conditions are possible.

Military Action limited to foreign country, but with U.S. ramifications

  • Continue school / therapy / business as usual.
  • Increase campus security.

Terrorist action in U.S.

  • Increase campus security.
  • Restrict campus access.
  • Suspend off-campus privileges for Upper School students & staff.
  • Allow students to leave only with parental permission.
  • Decide which, if any, extra-curricular activities will continue.

Terrorist activity in Dallas

  • Increase campus security.
  • Restrict campus access.
  • Suspend off-campus privileges for Upper School students & staff.
  • Allow students to leave only with parental permission.
  • Decide which, if any, extra-curricular activities will continue.
  • Suspend activities on athletics fields or at other athletic centers.
  • Restrict school functions to classrooms.
  • Be ready for lock-down.
  • If evacuation is necessary, and it is practical to do so, students will be escorted to the Dallas Bible Church.
  • If advised by emergency and law enforcement agencies, students will be escorted to other locations.
  • Decide which, if any, services will continue by the Evaluation Center, Speech & Language Therapy, or Outreach / Teacher Training.

Terrorist activity in Dallas involving biological or chemical weapons

  • Lock down campus.
  • Students, staff and clients will remain in classrooms / offices unless directed to gym for extended in-place shelter.
  • Advisors will remain with students.
  • Shut off HVAC units.
  • Suspend off-campus privileges for Upper School students & staff.


Preparedness: Shelton has water and food on hand for a short-term emergency. It has battery-powered radios and first aid kits. We encourage each Shelton family to determine its own meeting place and to communicate its whereabouts with all extended family members.


Technology Information

Information Technology (and Tekhelp Helpdesk)

The office is open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm and Friday 8:00 am until 4:00pm. If your student is having difficulties with his or her MacBook, please encourage him or her to go to the Tekhelp Office ASAP. If we don't know that your student is having difficulties, it is impossible for us to help resolve issues. You may also email the Tech Support Staff at

Information Technology includes managing our network, maintaining hardware and software, and providing technical support to students and staff.

Questions about the Technology Department may be directed to:
Tina Larson
Director of Technology
972-774-1772 ext. 2273

Educational Technology

Teachers and students have access to an array of educational technology tools including:

  • MacBooks and iPads
  • SmartBoards
  • Online subscription databases
  • Software for productivity and creativity

Teachers regularly receive technology related in-service and professional development.

Beginning in 5th grade, students receive direct instruction in computer skills such as:

  • keyboarding/typing
  • organization
  • word processing
  • presentation software
  • photo editing
  • movie making
  • coding

All 6th - 12th grade students are supplied with a laptop computer (currently MacBook Air). Students use these for research, note-taking, productivity, creative projects, and organization. Assistive features that help LD students learn and produce are emphasized. These include:

  • Dictation which converts spoken words into typed text.
  • Text-to-speech which allows the computer to read text out loud to the student.
  • Audio books available for individual purchase online or on loan from the Library.
  • Scanning and OCR (optical character recognition) equipment to convert paper documents and books into electronic format, then used with text-to-speech.
  • Parents may provide any additional software or device that provides productive assistance to their child after approval from Administration, Technology, and his or her teacher.

In Upper School, students are required to take 1 full credit (2 semesters) of technology. The first semester is a general computer applications survey course. The second semester is chosen from several options including Web Design, Creative Digital Media, Advanced Photo Editing, Coding/Robotics, and Yearbook. For detailed course descriptions, see the Upper School Course Catalog.

Quick Info

School Uniform & PE Uniform Info

Medical Forms

Parent Handbook

After School Care

After School Care Registration

Shelton offers After School Care to parents who cannot pick their student up by 3:40 pm, Monday through Thursday, or by 2:40 pm on Fridays.

Parent Support Meeting Schedule

Dates for the 2019-20 School Year:
(held on Thursday evenings in the Dining Hall)

September 5, 2019, 7:00 pm
Overview of Learning Differences

October 3, 2019, 7:00 pm
Simulations of Learning Differences

November 7, 2019, 7:00 pm
Social Skills / Organization & Study Skills

December 5, 2019, 7:00 pm
Oral & Written Language: Decoding, Spelling, Comprehension & Composition

January 16, 2020, 7:00 pm
Freedom From Chemical Dependency

February 6, 2020, 7:00 pm
Math, Science, Social Studies

All are welcome. RSVP is required to
- one week prior to the workshop.

Please note that childcare is not available.

The community is always welcome and there is no charge for these workshops. RSVP is required - one week prior to the workshop. You may email Laura Berend to make reservations

Arrival & Dismissal Times

Regular Arrival/Dismissal

Division AM Carpool Tardy PM
Carpool Ends


8:00am 8:30am 2:45pm
(1:45pm Fri)
(2:40pm Fri)
PP &
8:00am 8:30am 3:00pm
(2:00pm Fri)
(2:40pm Fri)


7:40am 8:30am 3:30pm
(2:30pm Fri)
(3:00pm Fri)
MS 7:45am 8:30am 3:30pm
(2:30pm Fri)
(3:00pm Fri)
US** 7:45am 8:32am 4:10pm
(3:10pm Fri)

** Late Carpool charges do not apply to Upper School students, however, all US students not participating in an after school activity must clear the building by the time listed.


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