Kindergarten at IDEA

Launching Lifelong Learners in San Antonio

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Our kindergarten program is designed to provide your child with a strong academic foundation. We focus on age-appropriate approaches to early literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking skills to ensure your child is well-prepared for success in future grades.  

Early Reading Readiness

Early literacy is the foundation of our kindergarten program. More than 70%* of our youngest scholars leave kindergarten reading at or above grade level, offering them a confident leap into first grade and beyond.

*2022-23 School Year

Excelling in Math and Science

 By the end of the school year*, more than 80% of kindergarten students met expectations in both math and science. Their impressive performance showed they were well-prepared to transition to first grade. 

Two-Teacher Classroom 

In our two-teacher classrooms, students experience the benefits of personalized learning. Students participate in small group sessions designed to improve their reading skills, with instruction tailored to their individual needs. 

Social and Emotional Learning 

We prioritize the social-emotional well-being of our youngest learners. Beginning in kindergarten, students participate in a dedicated social-emotional learning curriculum, supported by the presence of a licensed mental health provider on each campus.

IDEA San Antonio offers Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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At IDEA, we know kindergarten is a big and exciting step for both you and your child. That’s why we’re here to answer questions parents like you may have about our kindergarten program: 

Like a traditional public school, any child can attend IDEA without paying tuition in grade levels Kindergarten through 12th grade. 

We invite any interested family to apply to our lottery, where students are randomly selected and accepted through a random lottery that is transparent and open to the public. Prospective students are not required to take an entrance exam to be considered for the lottery; meaning anyone can apply and all students are eligible. Please visit to complete a student application today. 

Yes. IDEA students are introduced to a robust assortment of extracurricular activities. IDEA athletic programs include basketball, baseball, cross country, cheerleading, flag football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and track and field, among others. In addition to sports, IDEA also offers a variety of clubs, which span many student interests – art, chess, cooking, dance, community service, farm and garden, languages, music, photography, politics, yearbooks, and much more. Discover the variety of extracurricular activities and sports available by contacting a campus near you. 

  • Texas – students must be at least 5 years of age (for Kinder) on or by September 1, 2024. 

Bus transportation is not currently offered in San Antonio. Please visit the Transportation page for more details.

Yes. IDEA Public Schools serves and provides equal educational opportunity and a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”) to students with Special Education or 504 eligibility and 33% of our population are identified as English Language Learners.

Simply find an IDEA school near you and speak with a representative! View a list of our campuses and their locations