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Tuition Based Pre-Kinder (Full-Day)

Comal ISD Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten Full Day Program at Specht and Timberwood Park Elementary 

For more information, please contact Jennifer Johnson or Aida Klepinger at (830) 221-2019. 

Already a Tuition-Based PreK Student/Parent? Submit your monthly tuition payment here!
 
Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions regarding our Tuition Based Pre-Kinder Program. Click on the drop down arrow to expand each answer.

What are the Qualifications for the Free State-Mandated Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten Program?

 

To be eligible for enrollment in the state-mandated, half-day, Pre-K program, a child must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year, use the restroom independently, live in the district, and must:

  • Be unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language: or
  • Be educationally disadvantaged (Qualify for free/reduced lunch); or
  • Be homeless, as defined by 43 U.S.C. Section 11302; or
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
  • Currently or ever have been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services following an adversary hearing under Family Code 262.201

If I Do Not Meet any of the Criteria Listed Above, Can My Child Still Attend?

Yes, they will become eligible under the tuition-based prekindergarten program. Children who are four years old on or before September 1st of the current school year are eligible to attend tuition-based prekindergarten at Timberwood Park Elementary or Specht Elementary. Children eligible for state mandated PreK can also enroll for the full day program at a reduced rate. (See tuition table below, must submit proof of eligibility)

What are the Benefits of the Full-Day Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten Program?

  • Certified teachers in every classroom specifically trained to work with young children
  • Curriculum directly aligned to the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines
  • Focused on developing children academically, physically, and socially
  • Child-centered, hands-on learning
  • Full school day programming from 7:40 am - 3:05 pm

Will Transportation Services and/or Afterschool Services be Available for Tuition-Based Pre-K?

Transportation services will NOT be available for tuition supported students unless an older sibling already attends the campus where tuition-based PreK is offered. After school care is also not available for PreK students.

How Can I Start the Registration Process for Tuition-Based Pre-K?

*Completed applications with required documentation and payment made to Comal ISD must be submitted to the contact information provided below. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis and registration will be deemed complete when payment is received. All others will be placed on a waiting list pending space, and a minimum number of children (17) are required for each class to launch. Classes are capped at 22 students.

What is the cost for the Full-Day Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten Program?

 
Tuition Rate 
(Yearly Rate Divided Into 10 Equal Monthly Payments)
Tuition Based PK Monthly Rate *$635/month
Comal ISD Employee Discount *$450/month
Military Discount OR
State Mandated PreK Qualifying Student
*$317.50/month
Deposit of one month's payment is due with application and is considered the 10th payment

Payments are due on the 1st of the month from September - May

*Tuition may be subject to change. 

 

What are the Required Documents for Registration?

  • Official Birth Certificate
  • Photo Identification of parent/guardian enrolling student. Acceptable forms of ID include: Driver's License, Passport, DPS Issued ID Card, or Military ID.
  • Childs Social Security number
  • Current immunization record signed by physician
  • 1 Proof of Residency in Comal ISD such as current electric bill or copy of lease. Please note that the proof must be dated within 30 days of start of school.
  • For reduced tuition rate, proof of eligibility must be presented, including Military ID, proof of income, or language-based Pre-IPT test results