Guide to Charter Schools in San Antonio

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Guide to Charter Schools in San Antonio

To help San Antonio families to research school options, and to learn about the growing charter school scene in San Antonio, here is 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. 

Here’s what we include for each school: Name of charter school or charter school district, with link to website. Campus address and phone number. Grade levels served. School calendar. Official school report card for campus and district, including letter grades. Enrollment dates and link to apply. Notes about membership in charter school networks or partnerships.

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Note about enrollment dates: 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. Also, join the San Antonio Charter Moms discussion group on Facebook to crowdsource information about open seats.

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


Shortcuts: Anne Frank Inspire AcademyBASIS Texas Charter SchoolsBexar County AcademyBrooks Academies of TexasCompass Rose Public SchoolsEast Central ISD Schools of ChoiceEKHLAFoundation School for AutismFounders Classical Academy of SchertzThe Gathering PlaceGeorge Gervin AcademyGreat Hearts TexasHarmony Public Schools—San AntonioHenry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + DesignHeritage AcademyIDEA Public SchoolsJubilee AcademiesKIPP Texas—San Antonio Public SchoolsLighthouse Charter SchoolNew Frontiers Public SchoolsPor Vida Academy Charter High SchoolPositive Solutions High SchoolPremier High SchoolsPromesa Academy Charter SchoolSan Antonio Can High SchoolSan Antonio ISD Choice SchoolsSan Antonio Preparatory Charter SchoolSchool of Excellence in EducationSchool of Science and TechnologySouthwest ISD Choice SchoolsSouthwest Preparatory School


Anne Frank Inspire Academy

Anne Frank Inspire Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

11216 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249; 210-638-5900; grades K–12; 2019–20 calendar; school report card—rated C. Part of Braination, formerly John H. Wood Jr. Public Charter District; district report card—rated C.

Admissions: open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will be February 1 through March 1, 2020.


BASIS Texas Charter Schools

Basis Charter School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Enrollment guide; district report card—rated A. Part of BASIS.ed; a Choose to Succeed partner.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on October 23 and will continue through December 16, 2019; apply online.


Bexar County Academy

Bexar County Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

1485 Hillcrest Dr., San Antonio, TX 78228; 210-432-8600; grades PK–8; 2019–20 calendar; school report card—rated D; district report card—rated D.

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in April. Apply online.


Brooks Academies of Texas

Brooks Academies of Texas logo

2019–20 calendar; district report card—rated C. Part of Somerset Academy Schools.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 1, 2019. The lottery will occur during the second week of February and families will be notified on February 14, 2020. Apply online.


Compass Rose Public Schools

Compass Rose Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

2019–20 calendar; district report card—rated B. A Choose to Succeed partner.

  • Compass Rose Academy: 8005 Outer Circle Rd., San Antonio, TX 78235 (at Brooks); 210-540-9265; grades K–2 & 5–10 in 2020–21, expanding to K–12; school report card—rated B
  • Compass Rose Ingenuity: 500 Billy Mitchell (at Port San Antonio); grades K–2 & 6 in 2020–21, expanding to K–12
  • Compass Rose Victory: Corner of Austin Highway & Walzem; grades K–2 & 6 in 2020–21, expanding to K–12

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 1, 2019. Apply online.


East Central ISD Schools of Choice

CAST Lead | Charter Schools in San Antonio

District report card—rated C

  • CAST Lead High School: 7284 FM 1628, San Antonio, TX 78263; 210-662-1700; grade 9 in 2020–21, expanding to 9–12. Part of the CAST network.

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy (EKHLA)

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

11327 Dreamland Dr., San Antonio, TX 78231; 210-302-6900; grades K–8; 2019–20 calendar; school report card—rated A; district report card—rated A.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will be February 1–29, 2020. To apply, download the application packet.


Foundation School for Autism

The Foundation School for Autism | Charter Schools in San Antonio

2235 Thousand Oaks Dr., Ste. 130, San Antonio, TX 78217; 210-402-0253; grades PK3–1; school report card—not rated. Part of ResponsiveEd; district report card—rated B.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin on December 2, 2019. Apply online.


Founders Classical Academy of Schertz

Founders Classical Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

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

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin on December 2, 2019 and continues through January 17, 2020. Apply online. Sign up for a campus tour.


The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place K12 | Charter Schools in San Antonio

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; grades K–2 in 2020–21, expanding to grades K–12. A Choose to Succeed partner.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 1, 2019. Apply online.


George Gervin Academy

George Gervin Youth Center | Charter Schools in San Antonio

2019–20 calendar; district report card—rated A

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in the summer. To apply, download the enrollment packet.


Great Hearts Texas

Great Hearts Texas | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Enrollment guide coming soon; district report card—rated B. Part of Great Hearts Academies; a Choose to Succeed partner.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 13, 2019 and will continue through December 13, 2019. Apply online.


Harmony Public Schools—San Antonio

Harmony Public Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

2019–20 calendardistrict report card—rated A. Part of Harmony Public Schools.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 1, 2019 and will continue through February 10, 2020. Apply online.


Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design 

Henry Ford Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

318 W. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205; 210-226-4031; grades 9–12; 2019–20 calendar; school report card—rated B; district report card—rated B. Part of Henry Ford Learning Institute.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in the spring.


Heritage Academy of San Antonio

Heritage Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

8750 Fourwinds Dr., Windcrest, TX 78239; 210-354-7753; grades PK–8; 2019–20 calendar; school report card grades PK–4—rated F on alternative standards; school report card grades 5–6—rated A on alternative standards; school report card grades 7–8—rated A on alternative standards; district report card—rated B on alternative standards.

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in February. Apply online.


IDEA Public Schools

IDEA Public Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Enrollment guide; 2019–20 calendar; district report card—rated B. A Choose to Succeed partner.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on September 1, 2019 and will continue through February 15, 2020. Apply online.


Jubilee Academies

Jubilee Academies | Charter Schools in San Antonio

2019–20 calendar; district report card—rated C.

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 1, 2019. Apply online.


KIPP Texas—San Antonio Public Schools

KIPP Texas Public Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Enrollment guide coming soon; 2019–20 calendar (updated); district report card—rated B. Part of KIPP Texas; a Choose to Succeed partner.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 1, 2019 and will continue through February 21, 2020. The lottery will be March 2, 2020. Apply online.


Lighthouse Charter School

Lighthouse Charter School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

8138 Westshire Dr., San Antonio, TX 78227; 210-236-7693; grades PK–8; 2019–20 calendar; school report card grades PK–1—not rated; school report card grades 2–8—rated C; district report card—rated C. Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in March.


New Frontiers Public Schools

New Frontiers Public Charter Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

2019–20 calendar; district report card—rated B.

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in January. Apply online.


Por Vida Academy Charter High School

Por Vida Academy | Charter Schools in San Antonio

1135 Mission Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78210; 210-775-1132; grades 9–12; school report card—rated C on alternative standards. Part of PVA Charter District; district report card—rated D on alternative standards.


Positive Solutions High School

Positive Solutions High School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

1325 N. Flores St., Ste. 100, San Antonio, TX 78212; 210-299-1025; grades 9–12; school report card—rated D on alternative standards; district report card—rated D on alternative standards. Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in the summer.


Premier High School

Premier High Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Part of ReponsiveEd; district report card—rated B on alternative standards.

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in May. Apply online.


Promesa Academy Charter School

Promesa Academy Charter School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

599 Merida St., San Antonio, TX 78207 (map); grades K–1 in 2020–21, expanding to K–5. A Choose to Succeed partner.

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 1. Apply online.


San Antonio Can High School 

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

1807 Centennial Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78211; 210-923-1226; grades 9–12; 2019–20 calendar; school report card—rated D on alternative standards. Part of Texans Can Academies; district report card—rated D on alternative standards.

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in the summer. Apply online.


San Antonio ISD Choice Schools and Magnet Programs

San Antonio ISD Choice Schools | Charter Schools in San Antonio

2019–20 calendar (unless otherwise noted). District report card—rated B. Part of San Antonio ISD.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 5, 2019 and will continue through January 31, 2020. Apply online.


San Antonio Preparatory Charter School (SA Prep)

San Antonio Preparatory Charter School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Campus will be located near the intersection of N. Foster Rd. and Summer Fest Dr. (map); 210-473-2698; opening in 2020–21; grades 5–6 in 2020–21, expanding to grades 5–12. A Choose to Succeed partner.

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 1. Apply online.


School of Excellence in Education

School of Excellence in Education | Charter Schools in San Antonio

2019–20 calendar; district report card—rated B.

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in the summer. Apply online.


School of Science and Technology (SST)

School of Science and Technology | Charter Schools in San Antonio

Enrollment guide coming soon. 2019–20 calendar; district report card (incl. Alamo & SA)—rated Bdistrict report card (incl. Discovery & Northwest)—rated A. A Choose to Succeed partner.

Open enrollment for the 2020–21 school year began on November 1, 2019 and will continue through February 10, 2020. Apply online.


Southwest ISD Choice Schools

CAST STEM | Charter Schools in San Antonio

District report card—rated B. Part of Southwest ISD.

Applications for the 2020–21 school year are due January 17, 2020. Apply online.


Southwest Preparatory School

Southwest Preparatory School | Charter Schools in San Antonio

2019–20 calendar; district report card—rated D

Enrollment for the 2020–21 school year will begin in March. Apply online.


We hope this guide to charter schools in San Antonio helps you find the right schools for your children.

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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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