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Three New IDEA San Antonio Campuses Open This Fall

Three new IDEA Public Schools campuses in San Antonio—IDEA Harvey E. Najim, IDEA Brackenridge, and IDEA Ewing Halsell—are set to open this Fall.  Limited spots are still available for the 2017-18 school year.

Named after local philanthropists and supporters of IDEA, these newly-constructed schools will serve grades Pre-K-1st and 6th this fall and expand to a full-scale, Pre-K-12 campus by 2024.    

Region-wide, IDEA San Antonio will expand from 14 schools to 20 schools by 2017, and by 2022, IDEA San Antonio will have 30 schools serving students in grades Pre-K-12. .  All IDEA campuses are tuition-free, public charter schools, and 100% of our students have been accepted to college for the past 11 years. 

The continued support of Harvey E. Najim and the Najim Family Foundation, the George W. Brackenridge Foundation, and the Ewing Halsell Foundation have been instrumental in the expansion of IDEA San Antonio.  These new campuses will be located on the Eastside, Westside, and Southside of San Antonio.

“We couldn’t be more thankful for the support of each of our donors in San Antonio, especially the Harvey E. Najim and the Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation, the George W. Brackenridge Foundation, and the Ewing Halsell Foundation,” said Rolando Posada, Executive Director of IDEA Public Schools San Antonio. “Thanks to their contributions and continued support, we are able to provide a quality education to more and more students each year in San Antonio.”


Join The IDEA San Antonio Team & Family Today 

Parents, you still have time to enroll your child at IDEA for the coming school year! Limited spots are available in grades Pre-K-12 at our 10 San Antonio campuses.  At IDEA, your child will receive:   

-A tuition-free, high-quality education and character building that helps them become upstanding members of the community. 

-A Pre-K-5 academy education focused on ensuring every student is reading, writing, and performing math at or above grade level.  Additionally, IDEA boasts a hybrid learning model for all elementary grades. This technique provides students with a combination of intimate, individualized instruction, and web-based, adaptive support from the nation’s leading educational technologies and software. 

-Opportunities to participate in field trips and activities that promote the development of problem-solving and social skills.  

-A physical education curriculum that utilizes Adidas 2.0 Heart Rate Monitors so students can monitor fitness goals while having fun.

-A lunch menu that offers local, organic produce and healthy meals straight from IDEA’s own farms and gardens, to help boost their cognitive skills.

-A Team & Family of high-quality teachers and leaders dedicated to fostering all of our scholars on the road to and through college.

…and so much more!

Parent Perspective

IDEA Public Schools takes pride in fostering holistic learners who master academic content and become culturally-aware citizens.  Nicole Lemelle, the parent of a 5th grader at IDEA Carver Academy in San Antonio, Texas, speaks to the impact IDEA has had on her son, Kinoah: 

“The focus at IDEA is different—the whatever-it-takes attitude, the importance placed on college for all students—I didn’t know a school could feel the same hopefulness as I did for my son. The culture and knowledge IDEA Public Schools instills in my child has helped him become a passionate, curious and self-motivated learner. As a budding fifth-grader, Kinoah is being challenged and is more determined than ever to go to college and become an engineer. I know my son will become part of the 100 percent of IDEA graduates who are accepted to college every year. Every kid deserves this. All students should be afforded an education where their potential is seen as limitless.”

Join IDEA as we continue to grow in the Alamo City today!   


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