Tuition-Based Prekindergarten Program (Full Day)

2022-23 Payment

2022-2023 Tuition Based Program

*Already a Tuition-Based PreK Student/Parent? Submit your monthly tuition payment here!

2023-24 Tuition-Based Pre-K

Registration Process, Now Closed


Student in classroom

Registration for Comal ISD’s 2023-2024 Tuition-Based Prekindergarten program is now closed. This full day program is offered at Specht Elementary and Kinder Ranch Elementary. It follows the Texas Pre-K guidelines and is taught by certified teachers. 

Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions regarding our Tuition-Based Pre-Kinder Program. Click on the drop-down arrow to expand each answer.

Families Interested in registering a child for the coming school year, MUST attend one of the Parent Information Meetings that occur towards the end of February.

Please note that you must attend one of the parent information meetings in order for your child to be eligible for the Tuition-Based Prekindergarten Program at Comal ISD. You will register for the meeting of your preference within the online application form and at least one parent/guardian must attend.   

We look forward to seeing you at one of our parent meetings. Program space is limited.  

If there are more applicants than space in the program, a lottery will be held. Please let us know if you have any questions after submitting your pre-registration application. 

Please reach out if you have any questions about the Tuition-Based Prekindergarten Program: [email protected] 

It is recommended to make other arrangements in the case your child is not selected in the Tuition-based lottery (details on how to be entered will come at a February Parent Meeting).


To be eligible for enrollment in the state-mandated, Pre-K program, a child must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year, 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; or
  • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004)
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 Kinder Ranch Elementary or Specht Elementary. Children eligible for state-mandated PreK can also enroll for the full day tuition based program at a reduced rate. (See tuition table below, must submit proof of eligibility)
  • 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 7:35 am - 3:10 pm
Transportation services will NOT be available for tuition supported students unless an older sibling already attends the campus where tuition-based PreK is offered and live within the campus attendance zone. After school care is not available for PreK students.
Tuition Rate 
(Yearly Rate Divided Into 10 Equal Monthly Payments)
Tuition Based PK Monthly Rate *$630/month
Comal ISD Employee Discount *$450/month
Military Discount OR
State-Mandated PreK Qualifying Student
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. 

  • 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.
  • Child's 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 related to qualifier