“A step in the right direction”


The STAIRS Program is an innovative approach to giving disadvantaged youth an opportunity to "step up" at a crucial point in their education process.

STAIRS began in the 2000-2001 school year and is now entering its eighteenth year.

The STAIRS Program was developed in 2000 to enrich the minds and educational experiences of economically disadvantaged middle school students. Our mission is to prepare students to attend and excel at the most competitive college preparatory high schools in the Dallas area. STAIRS creates a safe, fulfilling, and academically enriching environment focused on learning, growth, and academic excellence. Our strategy involves providing students with the knowledge and tools necessary for success in high school and beyond.

Many recent studies have shown a strong correlation between rigorous high school preparation and subsequent success in college, continuing to all phases of life. The Department of Education has recognized the need for more rigorous coursework in middle schools and high schools across the nation to adequately prepare students for their futures. The STAIRS program offers tutoring in English and Math, as well as various other aspects of school and life such as developing and maintaining important study habits and social skills.

Session Dates

Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Location: Ursuline (1 PM - 2 PM)
Mentor Orientation (2 PM - 3 PM)
Ursuline Tour and Meet (2 PM - 3 PM)

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Location: Jesuit (1 PM - 4 PM)
Jesuit Tour and Meet (4 PM - 5 PM)



The STAIRS Program is funded through private donations and community grants... click here for more information.

Our Goals

Our goal is to have 100% of our STAIRS Students... click here for more information.


We are looking for an English tutor to lead our Language Arts class during the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact Gabrielle Merani for details.




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