10 Things to Know About Brooks Academy

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Brooks Academy is skillfully educating more than 3,000 San Antonio area students across four San Antonio campuses. Since 2006, Brooks Academy has been offering a college-prep education. Here are 10 things to know about this great school:

1. It’s a tuition-free public charter school. Brooks Academy offers San Antonio students a college preparatory curriculum from Kindergarten to college. It is fully accredited and has a TEA recognized science and math program.

2. Brooks Academy educates students from Pre-K 3 to 12th grade. There are four campuses across San Antonio: Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering (K–12), Brooks Collegiate (Pre-K–11), Brooks Academy Oaks (Pre-K–5), and Brooks Lone Star (K–5).

3. Brooks Academy features an excellent STEAM program. The curriculum at Brooks Academy provides hands-on experience with robotics and engineering. Problem-based learning allows students to experience and apply the scientific method to real-world scenarios in their daily lessons. 


4. Brooks Academy offers multiple extracurricular options. Brooks students can choose from a wide array of extracurricular activities, including intramural clubs, UIL, robotics, engineering, 4H, video game design, and wood-working.  

5. Its Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) program is truly one of a kind. Brooks Collegiate Academy is the first in Texas to offer a Sports Leadership and Management program. Read more here.  

6. Brooks also offers a full athletics program. Starting in middle school, student athletes can participate in football, soccer, basketball, cross country, softball, power lifting, and volleyball.

7. After-school care is available. Brooks Academy offers after-school care at each of its campuses for an additional fee. Students can stay until 6:00 P.M. and are able to work on homework, play, and participate in organized activities.  

8. Accommodations are available. In addition to general education classes, the school offers Gifted and Talented Services, Speech Therapy, ESL, Special Education, Dyslexia Tutoring, and 504 plan accommodations for all students who qualify.

9. Brooks Academy welcomes prospective families to visit its upcoming Open House events. Brooks Academy is hosting multiple Open House events in April across all of its campuses. Visit the Brooks Academy website and click on the school pages for specific times and dates.  

10. Brooks Academy is currently enrolling. Do you think this is the school for your student? Brooks Academy is currently enrolling for the 2018–2019 school year! Seats are limited, so consider enrolling soon. Click here to register.  


Michelle moved to San Antonio eight years ago and yet still feels like a newcomer. She is rather smitten with the Alamo City. She and her husband met at Texas A&M and started their marriage in Minnesota. After six years of very cold winters, they returned to Texas. Michelle has two kids (12 and 9), along with a very quirky rescue dog and two rather cute guinea pigs. A former corporate food scientist turned part-time yoga instructor, she still takes her food very seriously—she just doesn’t get paid for it anymore. She is fueled by tea, cold brew coffee, yoga, dog walking, books and quickly googling answers to her kids eleventy million questions.