Discovery School has provided a unique preschool experience for children in San Antonio and surrounding areas for over three decades. Originally an outreach program of the First Unitarian Church, Discovery School of San Antonio, Inc. separated and became incorporated in 1974. It has prospered and grown to an enrollment of over 175 children aged two through seven years, and is in the forefront of developmentally appropriate preschool environments. In 1989, Discovery School was accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which recognizes excellence in curriculum, interactions among staff, children, and parents, physical environment, staffing, and health and safety. Of the over 1,000 preschool programs in San Antonio, less than 5% are accredited. Discovery School has continued to maintain this highest level of performance.
Discovery School of San Antonio, Inc. is unique in several ways. It is a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt, multi-denominational preschool governed by a volunteer Parent Board of Directors. To supplement tuition and fees, Discovery School maximizes Parent participation and fundraising. Discovery School offers the highest quality preschool education, employs early childhood specialists, and strives to keep its tuition affordable to a wide community base, as well as offering a scholarship program to assist families in need.
Discovery School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin with regard to hiring, admissions, administration of its educational policies, or its scholarship program. Discovery School is willing to work with families of children with special learning and/or physical needs.
Discovery School provides preschool children with a nurturing environment in which a positive attitude toward education can develop. Emphasis is placed on laying a firm foundation upon which children can develop their full potential as sensitive, caring and creative human beings. Discovery School believes children should be active, involved learners, who deal with real experiences and concrete materials, in order to explore and manipulate in the process of learning.
Close interaction between the family and school is an essential part of the educational process and the program is designed to provide children and their families additional experience in which to grow together.
Our Mission Statement
To inspire and nurture the love of learning in young children and their families.