Our original campus was founded in 2001 in the beautiful scenery of San Marcos. We are located near Texas State University on nearly a half-acre in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The non-profit organization Children-at-Risk ranked this campus #1 out of the 4,359 elementary schools in Texas for the 2013-14 school year. Our goal is to offer a public school option for families that are looking for an innovative and creative educational environment where their child will thrive and advance student achievement.
Providing a safe and interactive learning environment is one of our highest priorities. We draw upon the most effective programs in academic enrichment, physical fitness, STEM, nutrition, and life skills to challenge children and make learning fun.
Adjusting Curriculum To Meet Students Needs
Our all-day model allows us to structure the day to provide ample time and additional support in subject areas our students need the most.
Creating A Unique Culture
TPS students have the unique opportunity to build leadership and responsibility skills each day through our Financial Literacy Program. Every student at Texas Preparatory School has a classroom job and earns a paycheck to cash in for TPS Bucks at the TPS bank. Excitement builds when our students get to spend their Bucks at our TPS Store. Both the TPS Bank and the TPS Store are operated by our 6th Grade Students. Students learn to take responsibility for their classroom and build good spending habits to help them grow into responsible citizens.
Interactive After School Program
Our interactive after-school program provides students with an amazing, low-cost opportunity to engage in evidence-based BGCA programs in five core areas: Character & Leadership; Education & Career; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Fitness & Recreation. Visit bgcsct.org to sign up today!
We foster partnerships between our parents, our teachers, and our community to create a learning environment that improves student achievement. TPS Priority Values help our school focus on what matters most in maintaining a safe and positive school culture:
Child safety is a priority.
Respect for students, parents, and staff is a must.
Education and hard work are valued.
Quality programs exist.
Clean and safe facilities are a daily standard.
Creativity and innovation are rewarded.
Recruitment and outreach are the norm.
School and local community are important.
Fundraising is sustaining.
Earning the public trust is a daily practice.
SMART Girls offers our female scholars guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles by encouraging them to eat right, stay fit, and get good health care.
These dynamic sessions, group activities, field trips, and mentoring opportunities are facilitated by local sororities with the goal of encouraging each young lady to reach their full potential.
Passport to Manhood
Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities. Each student receives his own “passport” that documents his personal journey of maturation and growth. The program includes a service project where boys learn the importance of giving back to the community.
Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program uses multiple and diverse pathways for learning by implementing activities that are hands-on and project-based. The goal for our STEM program is for students to learn to engage in higher-order thinking to solve real-world problems through peer collaboration.
At Texas Preparatory School, we devote time to building character and recognizing student leadership. During our morning assemblies, students get a great start to their day by recalling what is most important about our school. Our caring TPS staff encourages our students to be cooperative, honest, respectful, and perseverant. We reiterate the importance of academic excellence and achievement through hard work and persistence.
During our daily dismissal assembly, we end our day on a high note by taking the time to share important information as well as recognize students for showing leadership skills throughout the day.
Each Friday we hold a “BE GREAT” assembly to pick a “BE GREAT Student of the Week” from each class. Student faces light up as their teacher calls their names to the stage to be recognized for being GREAT!
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT CELEBRATIONS
At Texas Preparatory School, we believe in rewarding academic excellence and hard work often.
Each six weeks, we hold an Academic Achievement Ceremony to recognize students who have excelled academically.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent involvement is paramount to student success! We prefer for parents to be active participants in their child’s education; therefore, we hold parent/teacher conferences in order to analyze assessments, discuss student strengths and areas for improvement, review grades, and set individual goals for their child. Teachers are excited to partner with parents to boost student achievement and well-being.