White Horse Christian Academy looks to open satellite campus in Dublin, De Leon area.

Updated: May 7


Photo courtesy Vanessa Halford; White Horse Christian Academy.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


White Horse Christian Academy’s popularity has grown to the extent that its founder and executive director, Vanessa Halford, is considering opening a satellite campus near Dublin or De Leon.

“We have seven kids from there now and I have heard through the grapevine that more are interested in coming and we are trying to meet the needs of the kids in that area,” Halford told Beneath the Surface News.


White Horse works closely with public schools, but prides itself on its ability to offer smaller settings (average class size is eight to 10 per grade level) and additional one-on-one time for kids who need it.

The school opened its main campus in Stephenville in 2016 and there are now 170 students enrolled.


“Some of those are students we call ‘distant learners,’ but we have about 90 kids on campus and several on a waiting list to get in,” Halford said.

White Horse’s main campus includes grades K-12, but its satellite campus – called White Horse West – will be smaller, offering classes for sixth grade and under.


An informational meeting about the possibility of a satellite campus will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17, at 101 N. Patrick Street in Dublin.


For more information, call the school at 254-459-1230.