Forming hearts and transforming minds.

[Cultivating] wisdom and virtue by nourishing the soul on truth, goodness, and beauty.
— Andrew Kern

Good Shepherd School, established in 1979, is a classical and Christian school in Tyler, Texas that offers classes from K4 through 12th grade.

Good Shepherd School has been established to provide an academically excellent education that is distinctively classical and Christian in the Anglican Tradition.

...where the instruction which enlightens the understanding is not separated from the moral education which amends the heart.
— Alexis de Tocqueville

Classical Education

As a Classical school we employ the time-honored medieval “trivium” of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric as our educational philosophy and teaching methodology, in order to equip pupils for the future with proven tools from the past.

In the grammar stage, young students are taught the basic set of knowledge for each subject and the basic skills for mastering that knowledge.

In the logic stage, the curriculum takes advantage of the argumentative ability of the older pupil, channeling his natural inclination toward sound reasoning and careful thinking.

The rhetoric stage brings to fruition the art of learning. The student begins to integrate a whole sense of life, of the world, and of his place in it. 

We have found that when family, church, and school reinforce, support, and agree with each other in the Christian and Classical training of children, these young people, without fail, become outstanding members of their communities, to the glory of God.

Christian Heritage

Our Anglican heritage provides the Christian framework in which we enrich our students with the prayers, sung psalms, and great hymns of historic, orthodox Christianity. Explore our website and discover how a “medieval” classical education at Good Shepherd can help your child discover the treasures of wisdom and knowledge which are the foundation of western civilization.

We were nervous when our son started the K4 program at Good Shepherd. He’d struggled at previous schools and had been dismissed twice for impulsivity, poor self control, and hyperactive behavior. As we near the end of his first year at Good Shepherd, we couldn’t be more pleased...He’s proud of his accomplishments and has developed a love of learning. We are grateful for a school that welcomes children like our son and fosters growth through faith-based learning.
— Jenny, School Parent