Shaping education in San Antonio by focusing on our student’s journey of self-discovery and improving outcomes for our scholars.
Essence Preparatory Public School is a tuition-free public school on the Eastside of San Antonio, opened in August 2022. Essence Prep is currently serving pre-k – 6th Grade but will scale to serve pre-k – 8th grade in the near future.
Our school is where children learn the skills they need to advocate for themselves and the needs of their communities after graduation. Essence Prep was created to meet black and brown children’s educational, social, and emotional needs and will show that home zip codes are not predictors of educational success.
Developing leading agents of change
Essence Preparatory Public School, through rigorous academics, intentional character development, and cultivating student knowledge of self, prepares all kindergarten through eighth grade students for high school, college, and beyond as leading agents of change in their communities.
A guide to our curriculum, our assessments, our learner profiles, and expectations for our scholars.
Our staff teaches character development with a culturally affirming curriculum to foster student’s growth.
In the News
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