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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA Monterrey Park



FOUNDED
2014

LOCATION
222 SW 39th St.
San Antonio, Texas 78237

GRADES SERVED
K-5 & 6-9

ENROLLMENT
1176

Campus Leadership

Martha Short

PRINCIPAL, IDEA MONTERREY PARK ACADEMY

Martha Short is a graduate of Grove City College in Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in Spanish and Sociology. While at Grove City College, her accomplishments include earning Dean’s List with...

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martha.short@ideapublicschools.org

Jonathan Tyrrell

PRINCIPAL, IDEA MONTERREY PARK COLLEGE PREPARATORY

Jonathan Tyrrell was born in Toledo, OH but grew up traveling the world as a member of a proud Marine Corps family. He graduated from Drew University in 2006 with a BA in Political Science and from the London School of Economics in 2007...

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Jonathan.Tyrrell@ideapublicschools.org

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that use open-enrollment policies and innovative curricula to improve student learning for all types of children.





They receive approximately 75% of their funding from state and federal funds compared to traditional public schools, which typically receive 100% of their funding from these sources. The charter school movement has established a new form of accountability for public schools.

In Texas, charter schools operate under the direction of an appointed (not elected) board of directors.

These schools also have more flexibility in personnel decisions and have the abilitiy to offer services that set them apart from traditional public schools, such as a strong focus on college preparation.

Find out more about charter schools from the Texas Charter Schools Association.