Project Description

Bowden Academy

Grades served for 2022-23 (Head Start), K – 8th

Lottery grade: Kinder

Waitlist grades: 1st-8th

Network Principal: Brian Sparks

Phone: (210) 738-9770

Address: 515 Willow St., 78202

School Website

Pre-K is not available at this campus.

Head Start is available through a separate application process. Click here to apply for Head Start.

Our mission at Bowden Academy is to work in partnership with parents, families, staff, and community stakeholders to cultivate the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to connect our students’ learning to their future.

Nuestra misión en Bowden Academy es trabajar en asociación con los padres, las familias, el personal y las partes interesadas de la comunidad para cultivar
las habilidades sociales, emocionales y académicas necesarias para conectar el aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes a su futuro.

  • Innovative instruction through 21st-century learning
  • Bilingual, dual language, gifted & talented, special education services
  • Community and mentoring partnerships

Head Start, PreKindergarten, Dual Language, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Pre-AP offerings, Project-Based Learning, Social and Emotional Learning, Academic Electives

SPECIALIZED CLASSROOMS: Alternative Curriculum Environment (ACE), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Head Start, Prekínder, Lenguaje Dual, Progreso por Medio de la Determinación Individual (AVID). Ofertas de Pre-AP, Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos, Aprendizaje Social y Emocional, Cursos Académicos de Libre Elección

SALONES ESPECIALIZADOS: Entorno con Plan de Estudios Alternativo (ACE), Educación Especial Preescolar (ECSE)

Ella Austin, Girl Zone, Ft. Sam Houston, Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association, Blue Star Art

FINE ARTS – Visual Arts, Band, Choir, Elementary Music (KG-5)
CLUBS – Art Club opportunities, Girl Zone, National Junior Honor Society, Journalism, Lunch Bunch Book Club, Student Council
ATHLETICS – Girls: Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball • Boys: Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country

BELLAS ARTES – Artes Visuales, Banda, Coro, Música en la Primaria (K-5)
CLUBES – Oportunidades de Club de Arte, Girl Zone, Sociedad Nacional Internacional de Honor, Periodismo, Club de Libros Durante el Almuerzo, Consejo Estudiantil
DEPORTES – Chicas: Baloncesto, Fútbol, Carrera de Campo a Través, Vóleibol Chicos: Baloncesto, Fútbol, Carrera de Campo a Través

San Antonio ISD is hosting virtual and in-person Parent Information Sessions every month! These are interactive, family conversations that help you understand what Choice Schools & Magnet Programs are and how to gain admission. We share important dates and deadlines, tips on how to apply, and resources to learn more. See dates, times, and locations of all District Info Sessions here.

  • Virtual Sessions: Join by tuning in to our live broadcast on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page. Parents will be able to post questions directly in the comments during the presentations, and we’ll answer in real time! Questions may also be sent ahead of time by direct message through the Facebook page, or by email to
  • In-Person Sessions: No sign-up is needed. These sessions take place at our neighborhood high schools, so parking is free. To make sure seating can remain socially distanced, we advise just 1 parent and 1 child per family attend each event. *Masks are required due to COVID-19 safety guidelines. 


Bowden Academy is hosting the following in-person Parent/Student Information Events. Contact the school directly with any questions.

Date Time
Sat Oct 23 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Thu Oct 28 5:00 -7:00 PM
Sat Nov 6 8:00 -9:00 AM
Sat Nov 13 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM