One of the most common questions we’re asked is for school recommendations. We’re so lucky to live in an education-rich city and that San Antonio has a robust public school network, a well balanced private school community, and a wide variety of charter schools to choose from. It is our belief that there is a “right fit” for every family and because we cater to the greater San Antonio area, your options cover a large area. On this page you’ll find information about San Antonio area Private Schools including schools with specialized programs, independent schools, and parochial schools. This guide is a paid listing, brought to you by Alamo City Moms as well as the schools listed below.
SAN ANTONIO PARENTS SAY:
“When researching schools for our daughter, we knew we wanted a small environment that would allow for individualized attention and instruction as well as a more global perspective in education philosophy. We visited and interviewed many schools to find the best fit for her and she’s thriving.” Amanda G.
San Antonio Academy
Founded in 1886, SAA is an independent, non-denominational school that embraces the traditions and values that have served young men well for over 130 years. In a family‐like atmosphere that forges lifelong friendships, The Academy teaches boys to accept responsibility and aspire to excellence. The rigorous and well‐rounded academic program focuses on the fundamentals and results in impressive student outcomes. Each day begins with a beloved schoolwide chapel program that reinforces the love of God and country while teaching valuable life lessons. Academy boys also shine in athletics and in fine arts. Through the respected military program in grades 3‐8, boys acquire leadership skills and develop the esprit de corps that comes from working together to achieve common goals.
St. Mary Magdalen Dual Language School
We are San Antonio’s first and only dual language Catholic school. We recently received national recognition when the Newman Society named us as one of twelve Catholic schools in the entire country to be named to its National Honor Roll for excellence in faith, academics and service. Our community is diverse and dynamic, but we are united in being mission driven for college and heaven. We partner with University of the Incarnate Word, Boston College, University of Notre Dame, UTSA, and Pre-K 4 SA to advance this mission. Students may enroll starting at 3 years old!
San Antonio Christian School
SACS partners with families to provide a Christ-centered education while fostering a life of faith and service. We are Boldly Christian, Undeniably Academic. Your children will be known personally as we shepherd their hearts and fill their minds with truth and wisdom. When they graduate from SACS, they will be well-prepared for the college of their choice and will have a solid faith foundation by which to navigate their young adult lives. You will love our authentic Christian community.
Cornerstone Christian Schools
Welcome to Cornerstone Christian Schools where Warriors are made. We invite you to learn more about our world-class coaches, unmatched facilities, and specialized classes to better prepare your child for college or career. Our purpose is to develop and train the whole person spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially with unprecedented excellence in a Christ-centered culture. We hope to see you soon!
Saint Mary's Hall
Saint Mary’s Hall is the premier school in San Antonio and provides opportunities that cultivate student passion. From each teachable moment in Montessori to finding a college that’s the right fit, Saint Mary’s Hall advises our students as individuals and creates a culture of trust where every student is known. Our passionate, expert faculty and staff encourage students as they come to know their world through a variety of lenses, guiding their growth as critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers. As students discover their courage in the classroom, their voice on the stage, and their strength on the field, we challenge them to persevere. With a rich, rigorous curriculum, insightful discourse, and expansive opportunities for exploring the world and discovering oneself, Saint Mary’s Hall sends forth confident graduates armed with the skills, knowledge, and self-awareness needed to thrive in college and find fulfillment in life.
Vineyard Christian School
Born in a grandmother’s heart, our Spanish Immersion preschool has thrived during the past eight years stablishing the foundation of our dual language elementary school and now our dual language middle school. The columns that sustain our service are God-Family-Education. VCS strives to provide the challenging educational experience each child needs and deserves to succeed. The professionally trained and qualified staff at our school work together to provide quality care, education, and spiritual guidance so our children grow in an academic environment that sustain their faith, their cultural diversity and academic excellence. Having intentionally small groups allows the personal attention that every child deserves.
Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs
Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs (BFSMS), an accredited Pre-K through 8th grade school is a beacon of education in the Stone Oak Community of San Antonio, Texas. BFSMS is committed to providing educational excellence and Christian principles serving the mind, body and soul. Our mission is to promote a lifetime desire for learning while equipping our students with the tools necessary to help them shape and better the world in which they live. We are dedicated to our students and their families to ensure we are delivering the best education and most positive experience possible. We are incredibly proud of our students and staff who make BFSMS an outstanding school. Evidence of this is in our Stanford test scores, which consistently show student performance at an average of two to three grade levels ahead in math and reading. Contributions to this include: – Small class sizes with individualized instruction ensuring each student learns in their own optimal way. – Exceptional curriculum, paired with experienced educators, results in students performing at grade levels above their current level. – A combination of Core Knowledge, Singapore Math, STEAM, Christian education, an array of enrichment classes as well as a fine arts program educates the whole child and helps unlock their talents to become well-rounded individuals.
Rise Inspire Academy
Rise Inspire Academy provides a high quality education and a recovery-oriented student life for high school-aged youth. This innovative program, created by Rise Recovery and partner BRAINATION, is centered on high school students seeking sobriety from drugs and alcohol in a safe, understanding and positive academic environment. A parent of one Rise Inspire Academy student expressed it best, “I was broken and desperate for a program like [this]. My teenager is able to focus on her academics and receive services for sustaining sobriety. My teenager enjoys going to high school every day…[and] wants to continue to obtain sobriety. Rise has helped me tremendously with continuing to navigate a healthy path for myself and family.” For more information including enrollment instructions, please email: [email protected]