Guide to Charter Schools in San Antonio

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Guide to Charter Schools in San Antonio

An alphabetical list of public charter schools in San Antonio, including open enrollment public charter schools and in-district charter schools, in San Antonio and surrounding areas. 

Even if open enrollment has ended, you may still apply to join the waiting list for the current school year, or contact the school to see if they have open seats in your child’s grade.

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More resources: School Report Cards at the Texas Education Agency; Find a Charter School at the Texas Charter Schools Association.

Look for “CtS” next to charter schools in San Antonio that are Choose to Succeed partner schools.


Anne Frank Inspire Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Anne Frank Inspire Academy: 11216 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249; 210-638-5900; grades K–12; school report card—rated C (Braination, formerly John H. Wood Jr. Public Charter District; district report card—rated C)

Admissions: open enrollment for 2019–20 was February 1 through March 1, 2019.


Basis Charter School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

BASIS San Antonio (CtS) (BASIS.ed; district report card—rated A)

For these campuses, open enrollment for 2019–20 was October 25 through December 5, 2018; apply online.


Bexar County Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Bexar County Academy: 1485 Hillcrest Dr., San Antonio, TX 78228; 210-432-8600; grades PK–8; school report card—rated D; district report card—rated D

Apply online.


Brooks Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering; district report card—rated C (Somerset Academy Schools)

Open enrollment for 2019–20 was December 1, 2018 through January 8, 2019. Get more application information online.


Compass Rose Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Compass Rose Academy (CtS): 8005 Outer Circle Rd., San Antonio, TX 78235; 210-540-9265; grades 6–9 in 2019–20, expanding to 6–12; school report card—rated B; district report card—rated B

Apply online or schedule a tour.


Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy (EKHLA): 11327 Dreamland Dr., San Antonio, TX 78231; 210-302-6900; grades K–8; school report card—rated A; district report card—rated A

Open enrollment for 2019–20 was February 1–28, 2019. To apply, download the application packet.


The Foundation School for Autism | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Foundation School for Autism: 2235 Thousand Oaks Dr., Ste. 130, San Antonio, TX 78217; 210-402-0253; grades PK3–1; school report card—not rated (ResponsiveEd; district report card—rated B)

Apply online.


Founders Classical Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Founders Classical Academy of Schertz: 8453 E. FM 1518 North, Schertz, TX 78154; 210-510-2618; grades K–10 in 2019–20, expanding to K–12; school report card—rated B (ResponsiveEd; district report card—rated B)

Apply online. Sign up for a campus tour.


The Gathering Place K12 | Charter Schools in San Antonio

The Gathering Place: Location to be announced, but will be in North West San Antonio and will primarily draw students from the 78201, 78213, 78228, 78229, and 78230 ZIP codes; opening in 2020–21; expanding to grades K–12


George Gervin Youth Center | Charter Schools in San Antonio

George Gervin Academydistrict report card—rated A

George Gervin Academy: 6944 S. Sunbelt Dr., San Antonio, TX 78218; 210-568-8800; grades PK–12; school report card—rated B

George Gervin Academy: 4205 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212; grades PK–5

Ruth Jones McClendon Middle School: 3460 Northeast Pkwy., San Antonio, TX 78218; grades 6–8; school report card—rated B

To apply, download the enrollment packet.


Great Hearts Texas | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Great Hearts Texas (CtS) (Great Hearts Academies; district report card—rated A)

Open enrollment for 2020–21 will be November 13–December 13, 2019. Apply online.


Harmony Public Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Harmony Public Schools—San Antonio (Harmony Public Schoolsdistrict report card—rated A)

Open enrollment for 2019–20 was November 1, 2018 through February 10, 2019. Apply online.


Henry Ford Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design: 318 W. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205; 210-226-4031; grades 9–12; school report card—rated B; district report card—rated B (Henry Ford Learning Institute)

Open enrollment for 2019–20 ended April 30, 2019.


Heritage Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Heritage Academy of San Antonio: 8750 Fourwinds Dr., Windcrest, TX 78239; 210-354-7753; grades PK–8; school report card—rated A on alternative standards (ResponsiveEd; district report card—rated A on alternative standards)

Apply online.


IDEA Public Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

IDEA Public Schools (CtS); district report card—rated B

Open enrollment for 2019–20 was September 1, 2018 through February 15, 2019. Apply online.


Jubilee Academies | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Jubilee Academies; district report card—rated D

Apply online.


KIPP Texas Public Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

KIPP Texas—San Antonio (CtS); KIPP Texas; district report card—rated B

Open enrollment was November 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. Apply online.


Lighthouse Charter School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Lighthouse Charter School: 8138 Westshire, San Antonio, TX 78227; 210-236-7693; grades PK–8; school report card; district report card—rated C


New Frontiers Public Charter Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

New Frontiers Public Schools; district report card—rated D

Apply online.


Por Vida Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Por Vida Academy Charter High School: 1135 Mission Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78210; 210-775-1132; grades 9–12; school report card (PVA Charter District; district report card—rated F on alternative standards)


Positive Solutions High School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Positive Solutions High School: 1325 N. Flores St., Ste. 100, San Antonio, TX 78212; 210-299-1025; grades 9–12; school report card; district report card—rated on alternative standards


Premier High Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Premier High School (ReponsiveEd; district report card—rated B)

Apply online.


Promesa Academy Charter School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Promesa Academy Charter School (CtS): Location to be announced, but will be in the 78207 zip code; grades K–1 in 2020–21, expanding to K–5

Apply online.


San Antonio Can Texans Can Academies | Charter Schools in San Antonio

San Antonio Can High School: 1807 Centennial Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78211; 210-923-1226; grades 9–12; school report card—rated on alternative standards (Texans Can; district report card—rated D)

Apply online.


San Antonio ISD Choice Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

San Antonio ISD Choice Schools & Programs; district report card—rated C

Open enrollment for 2019–20 was November 26, 2018 through February 8, 2019. Apply online.


San Antonio Preparatory Charter School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

San Antonio Preparatory Charter School: Location to be announced, but will be in East San Antonio near Kirby and Converse, near Foster Rd. and Binz-Engleman Rd. (map); 210-473-2698; opening in 2020–21, expanding to grades 5–12


School of Excellence in Education | Charter Schools in San Antonio

School of Excellence in Education; district report card—rated C

Apply online.


School of Science and Technology | Charter Schools in San Antonio

School of Science and Technology (CtS); district report card (and another district report card)—rated A

Open enrollment for 2019–20 was November 1, 2018 through February 10, 2019. Apply online.


Southwest ISD | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Southwest ISD Choice Schools; district report card—rated C

  • CAST STEM High School (CAST): 4495 SW Verano Pkwy., Von Ormy, TX 78073; 210-623-6539; grades 9–10 in 2019–20, expanding to 9–12

Applications for 2019–20 were due January 11, 2019. Apply online.


Southwest Preparatory School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Southwest Preparatory School; district report card—rated B

  • New Directions: 1258 Austin Hwy., San Antonio, TX 78209; 210-829-8017; grades 6–12; school report card
  • Southwest Preparatory School Northeast: 1258 Austin Hwy., San Antonio, TX 78209; 210-829-8017; grades PK–12; school report card
  • Southwest Preparatory School Northwest: 6535 Culebra Rd., San Antonio, TX 78220; 210-432-2634; grades 7–12; school report card
  • Southwest Preparatory School Northwest Elementary: 4151 Culebra Rd., San Antonio, TX 78228; 210-819-7860; grades PK–6; school report card
  • Southwest Preparatory School Seguin Elementary: 2400 E. Walnut, Seguin, TX 78155; 830-549-5930; grades PK–5; school report card
  • Southwest Preparatory School Southeast: 735 S. WW White Rd., San Antonio, TX 78220; 210-333-1403; grades PK–12; school report card

Apply online.


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11 Comments

  1. Hello,
    I’m Teresa new to the San Antonio Texas area from North Carolina and Ohio, I have a 6 year old son names Dustan and I’m looking for the best school that fits him, I had some questions pertaining bus routes if any, we live near the medical army post center area, hours child attends school how the schedule usually works, the breaks the child has attending the school, I would like more information on what your school offers that a public or any other school doesn’t ,please contact me if possible if u can help in anyway find the best charter school in my area thank you!

  2. How would I find an updated list of charter schools in San Antonio? And are there any others planning on opening up next fall?

    • For Stone Oak families, Great Hearts Northern Oaks, BASIS, and EKHLA are within range. Keep your ears open for more charter school options outside Loop 1604 that may be in the works.

  3. What charter school would you recommend for special needs children with ADHD and high functioning Autism, special needs?

  4. Are you a member of Facebook? The discussion group is a great place to ask questions like that:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/SACharterMomsDiscussion/
    My son is on the autism spectrum and is doing well at Great Hearts. Going on school tours and meeting with the special education coordinator at each school is a good way to do research and reach a comfort level with the idea of sending your child to a different school.

  5. I can’t seem to find any schools in the SA area that focus on music and/or the arts. Thinking of moving to SA but my daughter is a musician and currently enrolled at a specialized music programming school and looking for something comparable. She’s in middle school. Do you know of anything like this? Her current school incorporates the arts into every subject matter, and she is an honors student.

  6. Hi, I am a teacher certified in the state of OK, and I am moving to San Antonio. I have taught in Texas prior to now, but let my certificate expire. So I can no longer teach in public schools without proving 150 hours of professional development, which is required to reinstate my certificate. Before I take the time to apply for other types of schools, can you tell me if there are charter schools that do not specifically require a Texas certificate, but would allow me to teach with the one I have from OK? I would really appreciate any information you could give me!

    Thanks,
    Sherry Maddux

  7. Looking for kindergarden, looking for the best school and SAFE
    anything near to Sea world area?

  8. I am interested in a Middle School that has a zero tolerance for bullying and may also have a focus on mental health awareness.

    Thank you!

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