Democracy requires an educated populace. The San Antonio metro area’s public schools meet this goal quite well. But parents will also find excellent private institutions that reinforce belief systems, address learning difficulties, and/or deliver enhanced opportunities for intellectual development.
According to the Texas Education Agency (www.tea.state.tx.us), research confirms the value of early education for young children. Prekindergarten programs that support effective teaching practices have been shown to lead to important growth in children’s intellectual and social development. There are over 150 pre-k facilities in the San Antonio metro area.
In addition, private schools, religious schools and special needs schools abound throughout the area.
Check out the accompanying charts which elaborate on all school categories previously mentioned, and in addition, public school districts of which there are fifteen in San Antonio and eight in surrounding cities.
Alamo Heights Independent School District (www.ahisd.net) encompasses the cities of Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Olmos Park and a small portion of San Antonio. The curriculum is highlighted by a strong gifted and talented program, special education programs and the first Spanish Immersion program in Texas.
Boerne Independent School District (www.boerneisd.net) places a high priority on education. As of 2019, it has a student population of 9,579 students.
Comal Independent School District (www.comalisd.org) is based in New Braunfels, TX. It covers 589 square miles in five central Texas counties: Comal, Bexar, Hays, Kendall, and Guadalupe.
East Central Independent School District (www.ecisd.net) is a public school district located in the eastern central portion of Bexar County. The district includes portions of San Antonio and China Grove.
Edgewood Independent School District (www.eisd.net) is one of the most historical districts in San Antonio, dating back to 1903.
Floresville Independent School District (www.fisd.us) is based in Floresville TX. Located in Wilson County, a very small portion of the district extends into Bexar County.
The Fort Sam Houston Independent School District (www.fshisd.net) was formed in 1951 and opened in 1952 for the purpose of serving the children of military personnel residing on Ft. Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. Ft. Sam Houston ISD is not part of the Department of Defense Education Activity school system. It is an independent school district subject to the jurisdiction of the Texas Education Agency.
Harlandale Independent School District (www.harlandale.net) accepted its first students in 1888 in the Granary at the San Jose Mission. Subsequent moves eventually brought students to Harlandale’s campuses in the early 1920s.
Judson Independent School District (www.judsonisd.org) is a public school district based in Live Oak, Texas serving the cities of Converse, Kirby and Selma, as well as portions of Live Oak, Universal City and San Antonio, with its headquarters in Live Oak.
Lackland Independent School District (www.lacklandisd.net) is a public independent school district serving families who reside in base housing.
Marion Independent School District (www.marionisd.net) is based in Marion, TX. The district also serves the cities of Santa Clara and New Berlin, as well as the community of Zuehl.
Medina Valley Independent School District (www.mvisd.com) is based in Castroville, TX and also serves the city of LaCoste. Located in Medina County, a small portion extends into Bexar County.
New Braunfels Independent School District (www.nbisd.org) encompasses 15 campuses including one early childhood center, nine elementary campuses, two middle school schools, one ninth grade center, one 10th – 12th grade high school, and one alternative learning center. It now serves 9,000 students.
North East Independent School District (www.neisd.net) serves the north central and northeast areas of Bexar County, covering approximately 144 square miles. It was founded in 1950 and as of today, it educates approximately 64,000 students on 70 campuses.
Northside Independent School District (www.nisd.net) is headquartered in Leon Valley, Texas. It is the largest school district in the San Antonio area and the fourth largest in the state of Texas. It has 106,000 students and 6,240 on its faculty in its 120 schools.
Randolph Field Independent School District (www.rfisd.net) is a public school district based in Universal City, Texas. It was founded in 1932 and has approximately 1,367 students as of 2015-16.
San Antonio Independent School District (www.saisd.net) was founded in 1899. It serves San Antonio and Balcones Heights. As San Antonio’s founding school district, SAISD schools have served the heart of San Antonio for more than 100 years with more than 90 schools.
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District (www.scuc.txed.net) is located about 20 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio.
Seguin Independent School District (www.seguin.k12.tx.us) is based in Seguin, TX. In addition to Seguin, the district also serves the communities of McQueeney and Kingsbury.
Somerset Independent School District (www.sisdk12.edlioschool.com) is a public school district based in Somerset TX. Established in 1922, it is located in Bexar County. The district currently has approximately 3,500 students.
Southside Independent School District (www.southsideisd.org) serves more than 5,600 with approximately 400 teachers.
Southwest Independent School District (www.swisd.net) is located in southwestern Bexar County. The district covers a 115-square mile area that includes portions of San Antonio and Von Ormy.
South San Antonio Independent School District (www.southsanisd.net) serves southern and southwestern portions of San Antonio. It is the 107th largest district in Texas with an enrollment of 9,960 students.
Metro Area Private & Parochial Schools
|Hill Country Montessori School||830-229-5377||www.hcmontessori.org|
|Calvary Baptist Academy||830-629-0049||www.cbatexas.org|
|Cross Lutheran School||830-625-3666||www.crosslcms.org|
|New Braunfels Christian Academy||830-629-6222||www.nbcatx.org|
|St. John Paul II High School||830-643-0802||www.johnpaul2chs.org|
|St. Peter & Paul School||830-625-1077||www.sppnb.org|
|Antioch Christian Academy||222-0159||www.acasat.com|
|Antonian College Preparatory||344-9265||www.antonian.org|
|Blessed Sacrament School||824-3381||www.blessedschool.com|
|Buckner Fanning School||721-4700||www.tsams.org|
|Christian School at Castle Hills||878-8485||www.castlehills.school|
|Central Catholic High School||225-6794||www.cchs-satx.org|
|Concordia Lutheran School||479-1477||www.clssatx.com|
|Cornerstone Christian School||979-6161||www.sa-ccs.org|
|Eleanor Kolitz Academy||302-6900||www.ekhla.org|
|Gateway Christian School||674-5703||www.gw-school.org|
|Healy Murphy Center||223-2944||www.healymurphy.org|
|Holy Cross High School||433-9395||www.holycross-sa.org|
|Holy Name Catholic School||333-7356||www.hncstx.org|
|Holy Spirit Catholic School||349-1169||www.hscssa.org|
|Incarnate Word High School||829-3100||www.incarnatewordhs.org|
|Little Flower Catholic School||732-9207||www.littleflowercatholicschool.org|
|Lutheran High School||694-4962||www.lhssa.org|
|MacArthur Park Lutheran School||822-5374||www.macparkschool.org|
|Marantha Adventist School||333-8861||www.niche.com|
|Montessori School of San Antonio||492-3553||www.montessorisa.org|
|Mount Sacred Heart School||342-6711||www.mountsacredheart.org|
|Providence Catholic School||224-6651||www.providencehs.net|
|St. Anthony High School||832-5600||www.sachs.org|
|St. George Episcopal||342-4263||www.stintgeorgeschool.org|
|St. Gerard High School||533-8061||www.stgerardsa.org|
|St. Gregory the Great||342-0281||www.stgregorys.net|
|St. Luke's Episcopal||826-0664||www.saintlukes.net|
|Saint Mary's Hall||483-9100||www.smhall.org|
|St. Matthew Catholic||478-5099||www.smcssa.org|
|St. Peter Prince of Apostles||824-3171||www.stpeterprince.org|
|San Antonio Academy||733-7331||www.sa-academy.org|
|San Antonio Christian||340-1864||www.sachristianschools.org|
|Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran||614-3742||www.shepherdlutheran.com|
|The Circle School||822-0461||www.thecircleschool.org|
|TMI-The Episcopal School||698-7171||www.tmi-sa.org|
|Trinity Christian Academy||653-0003||www.trinitychristianacademy-sa.com|
|Sunshine Cottage (Deaf)||824-0579||www.sunshinecottage.org|
|Winston School (learning)||615-6544||www.winston-sa.org|
|Saint James Catholic School||830-379-2878||www.sjcstx.org|
|Our Lady of Perpetual Help||651-6913||www.olph.org|
|First Baptist Academy||658-7024||www.fbauc.com|