Groundbreaking Ceremony at Great Hearts Western Hills

Great Hearts Western Hills groundbreaking ceremony | San Antonio Charter Moms

On September 6, 2017, Great Hearts leaders and supporters gathered in a field in northwest San Antonio to turn shovels of dirt where a new public charter school campus, Great Hearts Western Hills, will open in fall 2018. Great Hearts Western… Continue Reading

Great Hearts Western Hills: New Campus Coming to San Antonio in 2018-19

Great Hearts Western Hills opening in fall 2018 | San Antonio Charter Moms

Exciting, long-awaited news: a new Great Hearts campus is coming to San Antonio in fall 2018. Great Hearts Western Hills will be located at 8702 Ingram Rd., San Antonio, TX 78245 (map). The school will serve grades K-4 in 2018-19,… Continue Reading

Founders Classical Academy Schertz parent interest meetings on November 17 and 19

Founders Classical Academy Schertz  is planning to open in August 2016 on the north east side of San Antonio, and is holding parent interest meetings on November 17 & 19, 2015, at 7 p.m. Founders Classical Academy is a network of… Continue Reading

Legacy Traditional School North West San Antonio parent information meeting on October 22

I created the San Antonio Charter Moms blog as a way to get the word out to parents about new charter schools coming to San Antonio. More than three years later, I am excited to share the news about another… Continue Reading

Tips for being a politically-engaged charter school parent

Please take a moment to read this important article: “More Middle-Class Families Choose Charters: A political game changer for public school choice?”, Richard Whitmire, Education Next (Summer 2015). The conventional wisdom has been that charter school parents are too busy with… Continue Reading

Marisa B. Perez sworn in for her second term on the Texas State Board of Education

On January 23, 2015, on the campus of IDEA Monterrey Park, County Judge Nelson Wolff administered the oath of office to Marisa B. Perez as she began her second term representing District 3 on the State Board of Education.

Notes from the Singapore Math parent workshop at Great Hearts Monte Vista

F.T. is learning Singapore Math in his second grade class at Great Hearts Monte Vista. The school recently hosted a workshop for parents of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders so we could learn more about the curriculum and find ways to… Continue Reading

Mind and body: athletics at Great Hearts Monte Vista

When I was a student at a large, public high school in San Antonio, it seemed like there was an unbridgeable cultural divide between the jocks and the nerds. Then, when I went to college, at Trinity University, I sat… Continue Reading

Charter school parents band together for transportation solutions

UPDATE: The parent-organized bus at Great Hearts Monte Vista will run in the morning AND the afternoon. Charter schools can choose whether or not to offer transportation; see “Charter School Finance” at the Texas Education Agency. KIPP San Antonio does offer bus transportation… Continue Reading