Choosing the right school district is a big factor in your decision to move. But if private school is in the cards, the San Antonio area offers some of the finest private schools in the state. Before you move specifically for a school district, consider these elite private academies of learning.
Antonian College Prep
Routinely included in the Action Institute's Catholic High School Honor Roll as a top-50 Catholic high school in America, Antonian is also one of the Lone Star State’s top-5 athletic parochial schools. According to San Antonio Magazine, 80 percent of Antonian students play on one of its 30 athletic teams, and the school ranks among the top five private schools in Texas for the most wins and championships. Academically, the school’s rigorous program sees 98 percent of its graduates go on to college.
Though the elementary program was founded in 1994 with just 66 students, and though its first senior class did not graduate until 2004, Atonement Academy is nevertheless one of the top college-prep academies in San Antonio. The school recently earned a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award from the Department of Education and is so sought after that it is expanding to accommodate a growing waitlist. The school’s Catholic curriculum (they even teach all students Latin) emphasizes the arts, and all students participate in one of the school’s 10 choirs.
Geneva School of Boerne
The youngest private school in the region is the Geneva School, which graduated its first class in 2014. The school provides a classical education (i.e., Greek and Latin studies) from a biblical worldview. The school serves students K-12 from the beautiful Hill Country, just north of San Antonio, and already has such a reputation for academic excellence in the classical tradition that former Secretary of State James Baker came in as the inaugural graduating class’ commencement speaker. Geneva’s largest focus is teaching outside the bounds of standardized tests, to instead teach critical, logical thinking from a Christian perspective.