Friends of Solar Prep

Friends of Solar Prep is a volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by a board of parents and community leaders who work to ensure every Solar Prep student has equal access to educational opportunities to realize their full potential. We support the Solar Preparatory Schools, two challenging and inclusive schools, through fundraising for student and educator enrichment.

The main charge of Friends of Solar Prep, established in 2015, is to help bridge funding gaps between what the school district’s funding provides and what is needed on our Solar campuses for higher academic achievement.

Campus Needs 2022-2023

 $395,000

About Solar Prep Schools

Solar Preparatory School for Girls and Solar Preparatory School for Boys are public K-8* schools in the Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. The schools focus on three main tenants: single-gender education within a socioeconomic diversity model; integrated, performance-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) learning; and social emotional learning (SEL).

*Founded in 2015, the schools add a grade level each year until they reach 8th grade.

We support the Solar Preparatory Schools, two challenging and inclusive schools, through fundraising for student and educator enrichment.

Our Impact

Since its inception, Friends of Solar Prep has raised more than $900,000 to directly support our scholars and educators. View our impact here.

The Solar Six

Curiosity

Curiosity

I ask questions and have a strong desire to learn and discover new things.

Humility

Humility

I act in a way that reflects a spirit of inclusion and respect for others.

Self-awareness

Self-awareness

I reflect on my strengths and limitations and possess a sense of confidence and optimism.

Leadership

Leadership

I nurture abilities in myself and others in order to make a positive impact on my school and community.

Empathy

Empathy

I listen and seek to understand the feelings of another.

Grit

Grit

I bounce back after failure and persist in the face of obstacles.