Project Description

Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Wheatley

Grades served for 2020-21: 4th-11th (will expand to 4th-12th)

Lottery grades: 4th & 5th

Waitlist grades: 6th-11th

Principal: Derrick Brown

Phone: (210) 354-9652

Address: 415 Gabriel St., 78202

School Website

The Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Wheatley is San Antonio’s first all-boys public school offering a model of education that is backed by research indicating that boys and girls learn differently. YMLA helps boys achieve their highest potential by setting high expectations and emphasizing character, leadership and discipline. Each day begins with a firm handshake and continues with a positive message of encouragement in a daily assembly. Our 21st-century school design fosters dialogue, promotes collaboration and encourages creativity. We build social-emotional awareness through reflective thinking practices and daily meditation sessions. We are preparing today’s learners to become tomorrow’s leaders.

  • San Antonio’s first all-boys public school emphasizes character development and leadership skills
  • Project-based learning requires students to apply their knowledge to real-world problems, providing hands-on exploration and investigation
  • Instruction is tailored to the male learner and delivered in an environment that promotes a strong culture of brotherhood and camaraderie

Advanced Placement (AP), Gifted & Talented, Pre-AP, World Languages, Latin • Art, Choir, Theatre • Special Education: GEC

Big Brothers, Omega Psi Phi Mentoring, Classical Society

Basketball, Cross Country, Football • ROTC • Karate, Robotics, Chess, Yearbook, Color Guard, Classic Society

The District is hosting Choice Information Sessions. Parents, come learn about the Choice Application Process and how to apply for the 2020-21 school year. Light refreshments will be served, and Spanish interpretation will be available. No RSVP is necessary. We hope to see you there!