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Starpoint Celebrates 50 Years

A celebration and open house in March commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Starpoint school. Students, parents, faculty, alumni and friends of the school celebrated by sharing photos, memories and cake.

Starpoint is one of two special education schools on campus and serves children with learning differences. The curriculum incorporates traditional academic subjects with art, music and technology, while emphasizing organizational and study skills, which students can apply across all of their classes.

The school was founded in 1966 as the tangible dream of M.J. and Alice Neeley, who watched their grandson struggle academically. The Neeleys’ dream was to have a school where children with learning differences could thrive academically and could be taught by aspiring educators. The Neeleys were determined that teachers should be trained to help children with special needs.

Today, the school carries on the Neeleys’ original intent, providing faculty, staff and students the opportunity to observe, study, research and participate in a quality educational program. And Starpoint was one of two inaugural locations for TCU’s LiiNK Project, a program demonstrating the importance of recess for school-age children.

Starpoint School is accredited by the Commission on Elementary Schools and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school’s quality educational programs are made possible by generous donations. To give or to learn more, visit starpoint.tcu.edu.