The Fulton School is an independent school founded in 1987 on a 16 acre campus in Heath, Texas. Our diverse student body consists of students spanning preschool (ages 3-5) through 8th grade.
In 1987, Suzanne Nash and Norma Morris founded The Fulton School, selecting Dr. Bernard Fulton (1910-2009) as the school’s namesake. Dr. Fulton’s work in Dallas began in the late 1930s at Texas Country Day School, now St. Marks, where he served as Assistant Headmaster, Military Commandant, teacher, and coach for 13 years. In 1950, with his wife Helen and several of their friends and fellow educators, Bernard founded Greenhill School, now one of the preeminent independent college preparatory schools in the United States. He served as Headmaster of Greenhill from 1950 to1976, led Lakehill Preparatory School as Headmaster from 1976-1978 and from 1979 to 1985 was a site visitor for the U.S. Department of Education’s Exemplary School Program, a program to find and acknowledge the best schools in the nation. Dr. Fulton was honored by Texas Governor Bill Clements who proclaimed October 20, 1990 Bernard Fulton Day in recognition of his “dedication to the education of the young people of Dallas, in Texas and the nation.” The Fulton School annually celebrates Dr. Fulton Day in his honor.
Dr. Fulton’s civic activities included being president of the North Texas chapter of the United Nations, working in that capacity with Eleanor Roosevelt. He was a member of Rotary International, a Regional Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America, and was a member of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and Board President of the Addison Independent School District from 1940-1950. Dr. Fulton served on the boards of many schools including The Clear Spring School in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, The Fulton School, Dallas Creative Learning Center, Southwest Academy, Canterbury School, Shelton School and Winston School. He was an educational consultant to many others, including The daVinci School. Bernard was also a founding member of University Park United Methodist Church where he served as a member of the Board of Stewards.
STATEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
“Do what’s best for the child.” (Dr. Bernard L. Fulton). The Fulton School provides a well-rounded course of study that fosters a delight for learning and seeks to help students recognize personal worth. By engaging students in a strong, interactive curriculum balanced with involvement in extra-curricular activities, The Fulton School molds well-rounded, confident students who are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s world.
The school’s objective is to provide an atmosphere that encourages students to reach their full potential by:
• Employing a well-educated, sensitive, dedicated faculty.
• Providing a well-balanced college preparatory program.
• Offering a safe and pleasant physical environment.
• Maintaining open communication between the school and parents.
• Maintaining a disciplined environment where the rights of others are respected.
• Facilitating knowledge of and access to current computer technology.
• Serving as a resource for Heath, Rockwall, and the larger Dallas Metroplex by rendering community service and assistance.