We are committed to growing the number of next-generation school options more than any other district to make sure that all students graduate well prepared for success in college and career. It doesn’t matter what your child’s academic abilities are or where they live – San Antonio ISD offers something for everyone!
We are committed to growing the number of next-generation school options more than any other district to make sure that all students graduate well prepared for success in college and career. It doesn’t matter what your child’s academic abilities are or where they live – SAISD offers something for everyone!
Start with the schools right in your neighborhood. Neighborhood schools give students the traditional K-12 experience with well-rounded academic offerings, fine arts, and athletic programs. Find the schools that service your home address by using the School Locator Tool.
San Antonio ISD also offers a number of specialized schools and programs that are open to students across Bexar County, with first priority given to students within the district. Those schools are identified as Choice Schools or Programs and require an application to enroll.
Many schools have question-and-answer sessions planned throughout the school year for new students. Additionally, San Antonio ISD publishes an annual Enrollment Guide. This online resource provides a comprehensive overview of all our campuses, including academic and extracurricular program offerings, location and contact information, and enrollment criteria.
Click the yellow APPLY button in the top right corner to apply online with SchoolMint or download a hard copy to print, complete, and submit.
For assistance or to apply by phone, contact the Enrollment Office at (210) 554-2660.
Generally, lotteries are hosted for entry grades at Choice Schools and Magnet Programs. Typically, for elementary schools, entry grades are PK and kindergarten; middle school entry grade is 6th grade; high school entry grade is 9th grade. Lotteries are blind, randomized, computerized, and conducted at the district level. Applications for non-lottery grades are placed on a waitlist, and applicants are accepted based on seat availability for that grade.
Through a combination of remote and in-person learning strategies, San Antonio ISD is using 1:1 technology and the strength of our community to make sure all students are connected to their school on a daily basis. San Antonio ISD’s safety measures and instructional continuity plan can be found on the district’s Safe School Start page.
San Antonio ISD’s Early Childhood Education programs, including Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten, are designed to provide nurturing and stimulating learning environments that support the social, emotional, academic, and physical development of our youngest students and set a strong foundation for kindergarten readiness and future learning. The San Antonio ISD Head Start program is a partnership between the district and the City of San Antonio.
Students transitioning from Early Childhood Centers, as well as children enrolling in school for the first time, have options as they consider where they will attend for their age-specific grade level. Traditional elementary schools offer music and art classes, as well as other extracurriculars. Elementary schools serve grades PK-5, PK-6, and K-5, depending on the campus. Head Start and PK3 are available at some locations. Academies serving grades PK/K-8 offer students continuity of campus teachers and staff, fine arts programs, and a variety of clubs and extracurriculars.
Transitioning to Middle School Grades: Fifth graders have options as they consider where they will experience their middle school years. For grades 6-8, San Antonio ISD has both traditional middle schools and academies with non-traditional grade ranges (PK/K-8, PK-12, 4-12, and 6-12). Traditional middle schools offer students the broadest range of athletics, fine arts, and extracurricular activities. Academies offer students continuity of campus teachers and staff, as well as the Academy Sports League, fine arts programs, and a variety of clubs and extracurriculars.
Transitioning to High School: Eighth graders have options as they consider where they will attend high school. Traditional high schools in their neighborhood offer a full range of team and individual sports, fine arts, and other extracurriculars. Students also have the option of applying to magnet programs within the many district high schools, or to specialized schools, such as Early College High Schools and career-focused programs.
Students transitioning from Early Childhood Centers or Elementary Schools, as well as children enrolling in school for the first time, have options as they consider where they will attend for the next grade level. Academies serve non-traditional grade ranges, such as PK/K-8, PK-12, 4-12, and 6-12, and offer students the stability of remaining at the same campus with the same set of teachers and staff as they progress through grade levels. Academies offer fine arts programs and a variety of clubs and extracurriculars.