Great Hearts Forest Heights will open in August 2019 in Northwest San Antonio. Credit: Courtesy / Great Hearts Texas

One of San Antonio’s highest performing charter schools will open a new campus in fall 2019.

Great Hearts Texas broke ground on Great Hearts Forest Heights near the intersection of Prue Road and Research Drive in northwest San Antonio this month. The campus will open as an elementary with 600 students, but expand to serve students in kindergarten through 12th grade. At full capacity, the school will serve 1,400.

The charter network already has three campuses across the Northside of San Antonio. Great Hearts serves a student body that is 15 percent economically disadvantaged. Five percent of students are English Language Learners and about 46 percent of students are white.

“We proudly prepare students for success at the best colleges and universities in the nation, but see our larger purpose as graduating great-hearted young men and woman prepared to lead lives of purpose, both intellectually and morally,” Great Hearts Texas President Aaron Kindel said in a statement.

Great Hearts Forest Heights will open in the boundaries of Northside Independent School District. The majority of San Antonio Great Hearts students who enroll in the charter live in the boundaries of North East and Northside ISDs.

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Emily Donaldson

Emily Donaldson reports on education for the San Antonio Report.