Welcome to IDEA San Antonio

Apply Now for the 2023-2024 School Year

IDEA's Schools in San Antonio

Four reasons parents love IDEA San Antonio

College-Prep Academic Model

Through structured, challenging coursework, IDEA Public Schools focuses on college preparation for all children.

We Are Open To All Students

We are a tuition-free public school option in your neighborhood. IDEA is one of the nation’s highest-performing public school networks.

Focus On the Whole Child

We understand that success is more than just mastering lessons and passing exams. In addition to teaching core subjects, IDEA’s personalized instructional courses include character development and culture education.

Highly Trained & Experienced Teachers

We partner with families to see every student to and through college. Our teachers help students identify their goals, track their progress, and adjust instruction as needed to ensure each student masters every subject and realizes their goals.  



Our tuition-free public schools are open to all students. We grew to 30 schools in 2021. 



We serve K to 12th grade students at Academy and College Prep campuses. 



Since IDEA’s first graduating class in 2007, nearly 100% of our seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities nationwide.


Through small learning groups and daily access to technology, every student learns at the level and speed just right for them. 

Expert Teachers

Our teachers bring subject matter expertise and an unwavering commitment to set each student on a path to success.


Our school is family. Parents, teachers, and administrators work as a team to help each student reach their full potential. 

Apply Now for the 2023-2024 School Year

Work at IDEA

We are a looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in San Antonio. Your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.

Regional Leadership

Angie Arismendi

Executive Director, San Antonio

Carvetta Bohannon

Vice President of Staffing and HR

Carlos Benavides

Vice President of Operations

Martha Baughan

Vice President of Schools, San Antonio

Lucas Oliveira

Vice President of Schools, San Antonio

Cristen Martens

Vice President of Schools, San Antonio