Are You Looking For An Affordable Christian School?

Are you looking for a University-Model® school?


Rigorous Academics

Come discover a place where critical thinking skills and collaboration are employed in the classroom, along with various research methodologies. A place where curriculum is evaluated annually for relevance and effectiveness. A place where students are equipped to enter not only college life but the world in general.


Active School Culture

Come join the best of a home school education with activities that traditional home school approaches cannot provide. Join us as we participate in athletics as a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) in Division 1A.


Spiritual Growth

Come partner with us as we seek to have character “caught & taught” through our chapels, prayer ministries, student events, missions, and service outreach. Join our family and our passion to develop purposeful Christlike character in every student, teacher, and parent that we interact with.

We Are A Fully Accredited, Fully Certified University-Model® School

Traditional Schooling & Values of Home Education Combined

The University-Model® is the solution many parents are seeking as an educational alternative for their children. This model of education takes the best attributes of home schooling and combines them with the best attributes of traditional Christian education. In so doing, the University-Model® preserves and maintains the God-ordained family relationship, while offering students the opportunity to achieve a high degree of academic excellence.

Scope of Model

  • Started in 1993

  • Over 90 schools located in almost 30 states

  • One outside the U.S.

  • Over 13,000 students worldwide

Goals of the Model

The immediate goal of the University-Model® educational system is quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education accomplished in a way that gives parents more time for imparting the faith and values they hold precious. The ultimate goal is that of producing wholesome, competent men and women of character who make a positive difference for Christ in the next generation.

Core Values of the Model

  • Love and glorify God

  • Help fulfill the Great Commission

  • Pursue Christ-centered community

  • Affirm, encourage, and equip families

  • Educate with excellence

  • Integrate home and school

  • Reach out to the world


Waxahachie Preparatory Academy, a distinctly Christian University-Model® school, partners with parents to provide students a Christ-centered education through rigorous academics, an active school culture, and the cultivation of spiritual growth producing a life of faith in and obedience to Jesus. 


Our aim is to partner with parents to develop bold, empowered Christ-followers who discern and pursue their God-given calling.


In July, 2000, two Ellis County families, recognizing the need for an independent and distinctively Christian School in the community, began the difficult task of planning and working to start a new school. Their work, their prayers, their sacrifice and their service resulted in the opening of Waxahachie Preparatory Academy (WPA), a UniversityModel® school, in the fall of 2001.

WPA initially utilized space leased from Waxahachie Bible Church. In June of 2012, the school moved to its current home, Heritage Baptist Church in Waxahachie.

In 2003, WPA became a charter member of the National Association of UniversityModel® Schools (NAUMS, Inc.). WPA was certified as a University-Model® school by NAUMS in 2004 and recertified in 2010 and 2017.

WPA successfully achieved full accreditation in 2008 through SACS (The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; now known as AdvancED) and re-accredited in 2013 and 2018.

The passion and vision that birthed the school in 2001 remains strong as WPA approaches the end of our second decade of serving the Christian families in our community. WPA alumni can be found, literally, across the nation and around the world, serving their community, their country, the Body of Christ, and their fellow man.

We Have One Of The Biggest Selections Of Christian AP & Dual Credit Courses In Ellis County

Are you concerned about sacrificing a biblical worldview approach to your high school student’s Dual Credit education opportunities?

Are you looking for a family friendly small school that doesn’t sacrifice the academic opportunities of a large school?

Do you have a highly motivated student who needs to be challenged?




Waxahachie Prep was certified by the National Association of University-Model® Schools in 2004 and was re-certified in 2010 and 2017.


Wahachie Prep received the original accreditation through SACS / CASI in 2008 and was re-accredited by AdvancED in 2013 and 2018.