Tuition-Based Pre-Kinder (Full-Day)

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


The Lottery for the 2022-23 school year has been held. Our classes are full. Due to the high number of students on the waitlist, we are no longer accepting students on the waitlist. 

Comal ISD’s tuition-based pre-kindergarten program is a full-day program at Specht Elementary and Timberwood Park Elementary. The program follows the Texas Pre-K guidelines and is taught by certified teachers. Eligibility and details about the program can be found below.   

2022-2023 Tuition Based program

*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.


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 Timberwood Park 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.
*Student Registration for the 2022-23 school year is no longer open. The program is full, as a lottery has held in March and student names selected for the 2022-23 school year. Due to the high interest, a waitlist has been generated and we are no longer accepting names on the waitlist.
If you are interested in having your child attend Tuition Based Pre-K at Specht or Timberwood Park Elementary for the 2023-24 school year it is recommended to add a reminder to your personal calendar to check our website and look for communication in February 2023. We will share information and parent meeting dates during this time.  It is recommended to make other arrangements in the case your child is not selected in the 2023-24 Tuition-based lottery ( details on how to be entered will come in February).
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
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