The future begins today—in Pre-K!

Starting early in school helps children get a head start and greatly improves their chances for success in life.

From the littlest learners to college-bound graduates, Austin ISD offers a world of opportunities—including arts, athletics, health sciences and robotics—to help all students achieve their greatest potential.

AISD schools offer a challenging and nurturing environment to help children discover and develop the full range of their talents and skills, while ensuring students are prepared for college, career and life.

Based on the generous support from the United Way for Greater Austin, AISD has been able to expand its half-day, Pre-K program for 3-year-olds. 

Families are invited to enroll their children during the district’s Pre-K Registration Day at campuses Monday, April 3, 2017 or any day thereafter. 

The schools offering half-day, Pre-K programs for 3-year-olds for the 2017-18 academic year are:

  • The Anita Uphaus Early Childhood Center is an early childhood dual language school that offers  an active, enriching learning environment where children, families and staff become empowered for their personal, social and educational success.

  • Barbara Jordan Elementary School is an Early College Prep campus helps students achieve their full potential with a rich and inspiring educational program inspired by the leadership qualities of its namesake. The mission of Barbara Jordan Early College Prep School is to educate every child, every day as we close the achievement gap.

  • Barrington Elementary School is an educational community that inspires students to become creative and critical thinkers as they prepare for college, career and life. Experienced educators foster a culture of cooperation and respect, which promotes children’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.
  • Boone Elementary School is part of the Crockett family of schools, which focuses on Advancement Via Individual Determination, a global program dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career opportunities. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Boone offers creative learning and social and emotional learning programs.
  • Casey Elementary School is a dynamic school with exemplary staff and the best of the best students. High expectations and academic excellence are the mighty pillars of our school. Each child is a treasured, unique human being, and the Casey family is dedicated to the task of helping all our students reach their maximum potential. 

  • Cunningham Elementary School is part of the Crockett family of schools, which focuses on Advancement Via Individual Determination, a global program dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career opportunities. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Cunningham offers creative learning, dual language and social and emotional learning programs.
  • Dawson Elementary School is part of the Travis family of early college prep schools. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Dawson offers AVID, creative learning, dual language, Texas Literacy Grant and social and emotional learning programs.
  • Dobie PK Center helps children get a head start in their education—and in life.  The Pre-K center offers a stimulating and nurturing environment to help children discover and develop the full range of their talents and skills.

  • Galindo Elementary School is part of the Crockett family of schools, which focuses on Advancement Via Individual Determination, a global program dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career opportunities. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Galindo offers creative learning, dual language and social and emotional learning programs.
  • Guerrero Thompson Elementary School is part of the Lanier family of schools, which focuses on preparing students for college and careers in a global society. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Guerrero Thompson offers dual language and Texas Literacy Grant programs.
  • Harris Elementary School has offered an outstanding elementary education to the Windsor Park and east side community for more than 50 years. More than 15 cultures and languages are celebrated at the school, which offers dual language classes to bilingual students. In addition to strong academic programs, Harris Elementary is proud of its celebrated choir and violin programs. 

  • Houston Elementary School serves students in pre-K-5, including tuition-supported pre-K for qualified families. Committed staff and involved parents work together to support the academic, social and emotional needs of all students. The school is part of the Creative Learning Initiative, and fine arts are incorporated throughout the curriculum.

  • Joslin Elementary is the cool school in South Austin where learning is fun! Joslin is a small community school where students, parents and staff are a family. 

  • Kocurek Elementary School provides a cooperative, experience-based environment that nurtures students’ appreciation for academics, fine arts and physical fitness.  A focus on reading and literacy includes giving students access to Project Read, Reading Recovery, Rising Star Writing Project, Young Authors and our literacy library. 

  • Lucy Read where "Little Feet Make Great Strides." This all pre-kindergarten school currently serves some 300 students from the Cook, McBee, Wooldridge and Doss attendance zones. Working as a team, staff and parents create a community of learners committed to educating every student, every day. This includes intentional, purposeful play that builds the foundation for abstract and symbolic academic learning for every child.
  • Metz Elementary School students are empowered to achieve their greatest potential by building on their self-confidence, culture and community. Working with families and partners, Metz educates students in a cooperative environment, which promotes children’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development
  • Oak Springs Elementary School is part of the McCallum family of schools, which focuses on advancing academics through the arts. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Oak Springs offers creative learning, dual language and social and emotional learning programs
  • Padron Elementary School is part of the Lanier family of schools, which focuses on preparing students for college and careers in a global society. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Padron offers a dual language program.
  • Palm Elementary School believes that through vibrant and engaging learning experiences, we will inspire independent thinkers to become lifelong learners. Palm is dedicated to providing students the tools they need to become responsible, contributing members of society. By working together in a supportive environment, we encourage students to reach their optimum levels of academic, social, physical, cultural and emotional achievement.

  • Pecan Springs Elementary School is part of the LBJ family of early college prep schools. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Pecan Springs offers dual language, Texas Literacy Grant and social and emotional learning programs.

  • Perez Elementary School  is a supportive learning community with a focus on service. We believe effort creates ability and all students will learn at high standards if they are given clear expectations, taught using best practices adapted to their unique needs and provided extra time and resources as needed. 
  • Pleasant Hill Elementary School is part of the Crockett family of schools, which focuses on Advancement Via Individual Determination, a global program dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career opportunities. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Pleasant Hill offers creative learning, dual language and social and emotional learning programs.
  • Sims Elementary School is part of the LBJ family of early college prep schools. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Sims offers dual language, Texas Literacy Grant and social and emotional learning programs.
  • Sunset Valley Elementary School provides a comprehensive educational experience that is high quality, challenging and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to society.

  • At Walnut Creek Elementary School, experienced educators create a challenging and nurturing environment for all scholars to develop their talents and skills as they prepare for college, career and life
  • Widen Elementary School provides quality instruction to ensure that each student achieves academically and accepts social responsibility for becoming productive citizens of society. Committed staff and involved parents work together to support the academic, social and emotional needs of all students. The school is part of the Creative Learning Initiative, and fine arts are incorporated throughout the curriculum
  • Williams Elementary School is committed to continually growing to meet the ever-changing needs of our community. We place a special focus on innovative projects that facilitate optimal student achievement.

  • Zavala Elementary School is part of the Eastside Memorial family of schools, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math and is part of the district’s new creative learning initiative. In addition to rigorous core curriculum, Zavala offers dual language, STEM and social and emotional learning programs.

For more information, please visit the Pre-K webpage or call 512-414-PreK.

New to AISD? Learn about back-to-school opportunities and registration, find your school and review the district's map of schools.

Interested in tips to help prepare children for school? Review the E3 Alliance parent guide for school readiness in English and Spanish.

For more information, please call 512-414-PreK.


 

Vision: The AISD early childhood education department will partner with the community to develp a pilot program that ensures the enrolled 3-year-old prekindergarten students will be provided a positive, developmentally appropriate experience.