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Choosing where to educate your child is a very big decision, and you probably have questions. We’ve listed the questions we hear the most so you can get the answers you need now. Or call us at (210) 638-5200 during business hours; we’re here and happy to help.

What is an Inspire Academy?

Inspire Academies are free, public, open-enrollment charter schools. We have two locations:

  • 11216 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX 78249 (serving grades K–12)
  • And our new location at 12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231 (currently enrolling K–2).
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What grade levels do the Inspire Academies serve?

Bandera Road serves grades K–12, and our new campus on NW Military Hwy is currently enrolling K–2 students and will eventually serve grades K–8.

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When did the first Inspire Academy open?

Our flagship campus, the Anne Frank Inspire Academy Middle School, opened in August 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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Where are the Anne Frank Inspire Academies located?

AFIA Bandera Road is located on a five-acre site in northwest San Antonio, Texas (close to Loop 1604 and Bandera Road). Our new campus, open for the first time for the 2021–2022 school year, is in north-central San Antonio on NW Military Hwy inside the JCC. For a map of the area, please visit our Contact Us page.

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Who can attend the Anne Frank Inspire Academy?

As an open-enrollment charter school in Texas, the Anne Frank Inspire Academy is open to any student (grades K–12) residing in one of the following school districts: Bandera ISD, Blanco, ISD, Boerne ISD, Comal ISD, Comfort ISD, Crockett ISD, East Central ISD, Edgewood ISD, Gonzales ISD, Granbury ISD, Harlandale ISD, Killeen ISD, LAckland ISD, Liberty Hill ISD, Lometa ISD, Marion ISD, Navarro ISD, New Braunfels ISD, North East ISD, Northside ISD, Post ISD, Randolph Field ISD, Rockdale ISD, San Antonio ISD, San Diego ISD, San Marcos CISD, Schertz-Cibolo-U City ISD, Seguin ISD, South San Antonio ISD, Southside ISD, and Southwest ISD.

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How much does it cost to attend an Inspire Academy?

As part of the Inspire Academies district, the Anne Frank Inspire Academy is a free, public school. Just like traditional public schools, there is no cost to attend.

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How do I apply to the Anne Frank Inspire Academy?

Simply complete our online inquiry form. Visit our Admissions page to learn more, or give us a call at (210) 638-5200. If your child has already been accepted to AFIA, please return the completed registration packet to the front office.

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If I apply, does that guarantee admission?

The short answer is no. As a Texas public charter school, we are required to have a 30-day open enrollment period. Any student may apply for admission during this time. If more students apply than we have seats available (and we anticipate that this will be the case), we will hold a lottery to determine admission.

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If a lottery is necessary, when will you hold it?

We typically hold lotteries in the spring.

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How many students attend the Anne Frank Inspire Academy?

We keep our numbers small so that everyone in the school has the opportunity to get to know each other. The Bandera Road elementary, middle, and high school buildings have 150 students each. We will limit the NW Military campus to 300 students once we have added all grade levels (K–8).

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Will you open additional Inspire Academies?

Absolutely! We plan to open additional campuses throughout Texas, the U.S., and the world as interest, need, and funds arise.

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