IDEA San Juan

Home of the best high school in San Juan.

IDEA San Juan Mascot Saints


IDEA San Juan sets high expectations for every student and goes the extra mile to make sure every student realizes their own potential. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects is our recipe for success.


Year Founded


Students Currently Enrolled

Pre-K – 12

21-22 Grade Levels



Campus Leaders

Melissa Finch

Principal, IDEA San Juan Academy

Melissa began teaching in 2006 as a Gear UP Mentor at Brown and Lincoln Middle School McAllen ISD targeting at risk students. In 2011, she began her journey with IDEA teaching ELA Programs K-2. 

Soon after, she became Assistant Principal of Instruction (API) at IDEA Edinburg Academy and achieved stellar results for her teachers and students.   During her time as an API, she became a certified Trainer of Trainers for the National Institute for Direct Instruction.  Starting in 2015, she was a Principal in Residence at IDEA Edinburg, where she continued to thrive as a coach and leader, and soon after was named principal at the Mighty San Juan Saints Academy.

Javier Pena

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA San Juan Academy

Lindsey Campbell

Principal, IDEA San Juan College Prep

Lindsey Campbell Martinez, a proud alumnus of Michigan State University, moved down to the Rio Grande Valley to begin her career in education as part of Teach for America. 

She taught 8th grade US History in Donna ISD at Sauceda Middle School and saw her students make tremendous growth on the state exam.

In 2011, she transferred to IDEA College Preparatory San Juan as a teacher and joined the administration team in 2012-2013 as an Academic Counselor and helped the team send its first graduating class off to college. Since then, Ms. Campbell has been an Assistant Principal and Principal in Residence, both at IDEA College Preparatory San Juan, and was named the Principal in 2017.

In her spare time, Ms. Campbell loves to read and spend time with her husband, Jerry, her daughter, Claire, and their black lab, Luna. 

Jovanna Cantu

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA San Juan College Prep