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Back to School

Embarking on a New Academic Year at Essence Preparatory Public School

We are excited to kick off another year of shaping education in San Antonio with a renewed focus on our students’ journey of self-discovery. Our commitment to improving outcomes for our scholars remains unwavering.

As we step into this new school year, we are dedicated to providing an enriching environment that fosters growth, empowers individual potential, and cultivates a passion for learning. Here’s to an inspiring year ahead, full of opportunities for our students to shine and thrive!

Our Mission

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.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming year’s key dates and events schedule, including holidays, testing, early releases, and more.

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Our Team

Our staff teaches character development with a culturally affirming curriculum to foster student’s growth.

Meet the team


Complimentary bus transportation is provided for all enrolled students within a 5-mile radius of Essence Prep.

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Back to School FAQs

Your Essential Guide to a Successful Start

Teacher Communication

How do I get in contact with my child’s teacher?

Teachers and parents will be communicating via Classtag or the class newsletter.

School Hours

Monday – Thursday Schedule

  • K-6th: 8:30a – 3:30p
  • Pre-K: 7:30a – 3:30p

Friday Schedule

  • K-6th: 8:00a – 3:00p
  • Pre-K: 7:30a – 3:00p

Afterschool Programs

  • Intervention/Power Hour (Mon – Thur Only) 3:30p – 4:30p
  • Afterschool Program 4:30p  -6:00p

Dress Code

What is Essence Prep’s Dress Code? Scholars must wear uniforms, with two shirts provided by the school. Bottoms can be khaki or black pants, shorts, or skirts.

Download Essence Prep’s Uniform Policy