Upcoming School Discovery Day Events

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Enrollment season is here! Are you interested in learning more about charter schools and schools of choice in and around San Antonio? Join us at San Antonio Charter Moms’ School Discovery Days for the 2023–24 academic year. Families will have the chance to meet with school representatives, ask questions, fill out applications, and learn about the enrollment process.

Come for the information and stay for the fun! School Discovery Day events are located in fun places like parks, community centers, and—for our flagship event during National School Choice Week—at The DoSeum, San Antonio’s museum for kids.

For more information about School Discovery Days in 2022–23, and to register for these free events, click on the links below to jump down to the detailed descriptions.

School Discovery Day at Comanche Park Holy Name Catholic School folklorico dance ensemble
Holy Name Catholic School

What You’ll Find at School Discovery Days

What can you expect at School Discovery Days? Learn more in this video created by Alamo Arts Academy.

As many as 25 schools will be in attendance at each School Discovery Day, ready to answer questions about what makes their school unique and offer tips for families to enroll their students.

Families will also find lots of fun activities at School Discovery Days, including DJs from The AM Project and animal show-and-tell with Once in a Wild. Look at the listings for each event for partners and amenities at each location.

Once in a Wild

School Discovery Day at Hemisfair in October

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 11 AM–2 PM

Where: Central Games Plaza in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205 (map)

Parking: Paid parking is available in the garage and surface lots; find more parking information at hemisfair.org/visit/.

Register School Discovery Day

Hemisfair is a landmark park in downtown San Antonio. Families visiting School Discovery Day at Hemisfair can enjoy the fantastic amenities of Yanaguana Garden, including a splash pad, sand play area, table games, swings, climbing structures, picnic area, restaurants, and more.

Meet these schools at School Discovery Day at Hemisfair in October:

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • KIPP Texas—San Antonio
  • BASIS Charter Schools
  • Great Hearts Texas
  • SAISD Choice Schools
  • Royal Public Schools
  • Prelude Prep
  • School of Science and Technology SST
  • Harmony Public Schools
  • Brooks Academies of Texas
  • Legacy Traditional Schools—Texas
  • Compass Rose Public Schools
  • Pre-K 4 SA
  • Jubilee Academies
  • Valor Education
San Antonio Charter Moms School Discovery Day flyer Hemisfair October 2022

School Discovery Day at O.P. Schnabel Park

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 11 AM–2 PM

Where: Graff Pavilion at O.P. Schnabel Park, 9606 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78250 (map)

Parking: Free parking is available in surface lots

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O.P. Schnabel Park is a regional park on the Northwest Side of San Antonio with a YMCA, sports fields, hiking trails, and more. Families visiting School Discovery Day at O.P. Schnabel Park can enjoy the playground, sample specialty hot dogs by Doolittle’s Mobile Kitchen, dance to the beats of The AM Project, catch Once in a Wild mobile zoo’s animal program, and get creative with face painting.

Meet these schools at School Discovery Day at O.P. Schnabel Park:

  • Anne Frank Inspire Academy
  • Great Hearts Texas
  • BASIS Charter Schools
  • School of Science and Technology SST
  • Harmony Public Schools
  • Brooks Academies of Texas 
  • The Gathering Place
  • Compass Rose Public Schools
  • Pre-K 4 SA
  • IDEA Public Schools
  • CAST Schools
  • Valor Public Schools
  • Legacy Traditional Schools—Texas
San Antonio Charter Moms School Discovery Day flyer Schnabel November 2022

School Discovery Day at The DoSeum

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 11 AM–2 PM

Where: The theater at The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map)

Parking: Free parking is available in surface lots

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School Discovery Day is a free event in The DoSeum’s theater space. Guests will be greeted by the beats of the young DJs of The AM Project. With admission, guests can navigate The DoSeum’s 68,000 square feet of wow-worthy galleries designed to cultivate curiosity, ignite learning, and discover the power of play through interactive fun. Find information about ticket prices and discounts for The DoSeum at thedoseum.org/plan-your-visit.

National School Choice Week, January 22–28, 2023, is a celebration of the process of allowing every family to choose the K–12 educational options that best fit their children. 

Meet these schools at School Discovery Day at The DoSeum:

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • KIPP Texas—San Antonio
  • SAISD Choice Schools
  • CAST Schools
  • Advanced Learning Academy
  • Royal Public Schools
  • Great Hearts Texas
  • Great Hearts Online
  • Great Hearts Microschools
  • BASIS Charter Schools
  • Anne Frank Inspire Academy
  • New Frontiers Public Schools
  • Prelude Prep
  • School of Science and Technology (SST)
  • Harmony Public Schools
  • Brooks Academies of Texas   
  • Jubilee Academies
  • Legacy Traditional Schools—Texas
  • Compass Rose Public Schools
  • Lighthouse Public Schools
  • Essence Prep
  • San Antonio Preparatory (SA Prep)
  • The Gathering Place
  • Pre-K 4 SA
  • Southwest Preparatory School
  • Edgewood ISD Schools of Innovation
  • Learn4Life Edgewood
  • Promesa Academy
San Antonio Charter Moms School Discovery Day flyer DoSeum January 2023

School Discovery Day at Second Baptist Church

When: Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 11 AM–2 PM

Where: Second Baptist Church Community Center, 3310 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78220 (map)

Parking: Free parking is available in surface lots

Register School Discovery Day

Second Baptist Church is a historic Black congregation dating back to 1879, now located on the Eastside of San Antonio near the AT&T Center. Inside the Community Center, guests at School Discovery Day at Second Baptist Church can sample specialty hot dogs by Doolittle’s Mobile Kitchen, dance to the beats of The AM Project, catch Once in a Wild mobile zoo’s animal program, and get creative with face painting.

Meet these schools at School Discovery Day at Second Baptist Church:

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • KIPP Texas—San Antonio
  • Royal Public Schools
  • SAISD Choice Schools
  • CAST Schools
  • New Frontiers Public Schools
  • Promesa Academy
  • Prelude Prep
  • School of Science and Technology (SST)
  • Brooks Academies of Texas
  • Jubilee Academies
  • Legacy Traditional Schools—Texas
  • Compass Rose Public Schools
  • Lighthouse Public Schools
  • Essence Prep
  • San Antonio Preparatory (SA Prep)
  • The Gathering Place
  • Pre-K 4 SA
  • Southwest Preparatory School
  • Valor Public Schools
  • Edgewood ISD Schools of Innovation
  • Learn4Life Edgewood
  • Premier High School
  • Positive Solutions Charter School
  • Real Journey Academies (proposed charter school)
  • Mater Academy (proposed charter school)
San Antonio Charter Moms School Discovery Day flyer Second Baptist February 2023

School Discovery Day at Hangar 9

When: Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 11 AM–2 PM

Where: Hangar 9 at Brooks, 8081 Inner Circle Dr., San Antonio, TX 78223 (map)

Parking: Free parking is available in surface lots to the west of Hangar 9, near Compass Rose Legacy Elementary

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Hangar 9, built in 1918, is oldest wooden aircraft hangar of its kind still standing in its original location; now it’s an event space at Brooks, a vibrant community on the site of a former Air Force base. Guests at School Discovery Day at Hangar 9 can sample specialty hot dogs by Doolittle’s Mobile Kitchen, dance to the beats of The AM Project, catch Once in a Wild mobile zoo’s animal program, and get creative with face painting.

Meet these schools at School Discovery Day at Hangar 9:

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • KIPP Texas—San Antonio
  • Royal Public Schools
  • SAISD Choice Schools
  • CAST Schools
  • New Frontiers Public Schools
  • Promesa Academy
  • Prelude Prep
  • School of Science and Technology (SST)
  • Brooks Academies of Texas 
  • Jubilee Academies
  • Legacy Traditional Schools—Texas
  • Compass Rose Public Schools
  • Lighthouse Public Schools
  • San Antonio Preparatory (SA Prep)
  • The Gathering Place
  • Pre-K 4 SA
  • San Antonio Catholic Schools
  • Southwest Preparatory School
  • Edgewood ISD Schools of Innovation
  • Learn4Life Edgewood
  • Positive Solutions Charter School
  • Valor Public Schools
  • Real Journey Academies (proposed school)
San Antonio Charter Moms School Discovery Day flyer Hangar 9 February 2023
Jubilee Academies Greenline School Discovery Day

School Discovery Day at Hemisfair in March

When: Saturday, March 4, 2022 at 11 AM–2 PM

Where: Central Games Plaza in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205 (map)

Parking: Paid parking is available in the garage and surface lots; find more parking information at hemisfair.org/visit/.

Register School Discovery Day

Hemisfair is a landmark park in downtown San Antonio. Families visiting School Discovery Day at Hemisfair can enjoy the fantastic amenities of Yanaguana Garden, including a splash pad, sand play area, table games, swings, climbing structures, picnic area, restaurants, and more.

Meet these schools at School Discovery Day at Hemisfair in March:

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • KIPP Texas—San Antonio
  • BASIS Charter Schools
  • Great Hearts Texas
  • SAISD Choice Schools
  • Promesa Academy
  • Royal Public Schools
  • Prelude Prep
  • School of Science and Technology (SST)
  • Harmony Public Schools
  • Brooks Academies of Texas
  • Legacy Traditional Schools—Texas
  • Compass Rose Public Schools
  • Pre-K 4 SA
  • Anne Frank Inspire Academy
  • New Frontiers Public Schools
San Antonio Charter Moms School Discovery Day flyer Hemisfair March 2023
School Discovery Day at Universal City Park St Monica Catholic School music ensemble
St. Monica Catholic School

Find Help with Your School Search

At the San Antonio Charter Moms table, our team members are on hand to answer questions about your school search and how to find the right fit for your children. We also have scavenger hunt sheets so families can visit each school table, get a stamp, and turn in the form for an entry in our raffle. The prizes vary at each event but often include gift cards for groceries and school supplies. We are eager to have conversations about how parents can become advocates for high-quality education in our community, and how school choice gives families the range of education options they need to help their children get ready for the future.

School Discovery Day at Hemisfair team photo San Antonio Charter Moms
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