Our Back to School Story: Elementary School and Middle School at Great Hearts Academies

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What’s on my mind is our back to school story for 2018. My daughter, G.N., is starting third grade at Great Hearts Monte Vista South, and my son, F.T., is starting sixth grade at Great Hearts Monte Vista North. Some… Continue Reading

Guide to Elected Officials for Parent-Advocates at Great Hearts San Antonio: 2018 Edition

Guide to Elected Officials for Parent-Advocates at Great Hearts San Antonio: 2018 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

If you are a Great Hearts San Antonio parent (or supporter), and you want to invite elected officials to tour your school, or you want to contact them and share stories about your school, how do you know who to… Continue Reading

Mind and body: athletics at Great Hearts Monte Vista

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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

Corazones Maravillosos: Great Hearts Monte Vista sesión de puertas abiertas

Great Hearts Monte Vista sesion de puertas abiertas | San Antonio Charter Moms

  Artículo previo en inglés—earlier post in English. Mil gracias a la traductora Laura Gruber de Lactancia-Latina.com. Great Hearts Monte Vista, el primer campus de Great Hearts Texas, tuvo una sesión de puertas abiertas el 27 de marzo, 2014. Esta sesión fue… Continue Reading

Building a school community: notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house

Notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house | San Antonio Charter Moms

Lea en español aqui. Great Hearts Monte Vista, the first campus of Great Hearts Texas, held an open house on March 27, 2014. The open house was an important step in the process of building a community around the new school. 

How it feels to be on a charter school waiting list

How it feels to be on a charter school waiting list | San Antonio Charter Moms

UPDATE: Great Hearts Monte Vista has added a second section of 9th grade (February 28, 2014) Last week, I went to the public lottery for Great Hearts Monte Vista. (Here’s my earlier post about pre-lottery stress.) What happened? Short version: F.T. drew… Continue Reading

Downtown San Antonio skyline reveals a cluster of charter schools

The other day, I walked up to the Overlook at the San Antonio Botanical Garden to stretch my legs and enjoy the view. Of course, since I have charter schools on the brain, I looked see how many campuses I could… Continue Reading

Gift from Halsell Foundation fuels KIPP San Antonio expansion; First Friday Breakfast March 1

The Ewing Halsell Foundation is making a major grant to KIPP: San Antonio to fund expansion. “KIPP San Antonio snags $5 million gift”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, February 23, 2013. KIPP: San Antonio currently has four campuses: KIPP University Prep high school, KIPP… Continue Reading

The Economist interviews Paul Tough and reviews his book “How Children Succeed”

Paul Tough’s book, “How Children Succeed”, asks why, among the early graduates of a KIPP middle school in New York who scored high on tests and got into college, so many had trouble finishing college. Paul Tough, a journalist and former editor at… Continue Reading