The Selwyn Difference

Our Mission & Vision


Selwyn is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent school serving pre-school through grade 12 students. A member of the National Association of Independent Schools, Selwyn provides the most thoroughly individualized, comprehensive and developmentally appropriate array of student-focused experiences in North Texas. Our students grow into independent thinkers and creative problem solvers who are highly resilient, emotionally intelligent leaders prepared for effective citizenship in a global society.


Our mission is to cultivate global citizens who embrace complex challenges with empathetic and innovative thinking that advances the human condition.


Our vision is to elevate the human experience by encouraging whole child development through high academic standards and age appropriate challenges that foster creative problem-solving, emotional intelligence, and social responsibility from which world leaders emerge.


Selwyn School’s mission promotes a school culture that allows students to learn without fear of intimidation or discrimination. Because of our school’s global focus and diverse student, family, and faculty body, Selwyn School is committed in policy, principle, and practice to maintaining an environment that encourages behavior affirming of the equality of all persons.  Selwyn School remains committed to providing a welcoming and respectful work and educational environment, in which all individuals within the school community may benefit from each other’s experiences and foster mutual respect and appreciation of divergent views.

Selwyn School will not tolerate conduct that violates rights guaranteed by the law or by other school policies. As such, Selwyn School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the administration of its educational programs, including admission and financial aid, or in employment and application for employment. Furthermore, Selwyn School policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students and employees, including racial harassment, sexual harassment, or retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination. Above all, Selwyn School affirms the fundamental dignity of all persons.


At every grade and throughout every stage of their educational development, we advance our students closer to the portrait of a Selwyn graduate. You recognize our students…

By the way she responds to obstacles large and small

With confidence, immediacy, and creative, thoughtful plans.
By enthusiastically embracing uncertainties as opportunities, not barricades.
Driven by curiosity and a lifelong commitment to learning.
By collaborating beyond their comfort zone, disciplines and regions, recognizing that so many beyond their immediate expertise, culture and insight have significant value to give.

By his ever-present confidence and resolve

Maintaining a calm, focused, effective approach even during times of great stress or crisis. Planning his time with a sense of balance across the priorities in his life.
Adapting to unfamiliar approaches to better manage uncertain terrain.
Unencumbered by fear of failure, knowing there are valuable lessons in every experience.

By the way she builds community

With a natural ease, as adept at forging productive relationships either across the room or across the globe.
Reflecting the wisdom to know that diverse perspectives lead to valuable solutions. Walking in the shoes of others to better understand their perspective and their choices. Motivated by meaning, she does well by doing good.

By his seemingly instinctive gravitation toward leadership

Open to a breadth of ideas, with equal respect for all contributors.
Shows unbreakable kindness and helpfulness through success and challenge. Trusts in the value of his team, emphasizing coaching over command. Positions his team to resolve what they know today and the unknown to come.

By the honest, understanding integrity and compassion that is the foundation of everything she does

Combines a commitment to truth with respect and understanding in the face of differences. Can disagree without being disagreeable, control without being controlling.
Has a genuine appreciation and interest in opinions that extend beyond her own experience.

Portrait of a Selwyn Graduate
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