Space is limited in all age groups, so please take the time to request a registration meeting for the 2017-2018 Zoo School year using the link below.
Pre-registration is not a commitment to attend or a promise of acceptance.


Zoo School Philosophy


Zoo School’s focus is to excite and engage children to embark on a lifelong journey of exploration, learning and wonder.

img-green-circle-2Nature Connection

From deserts and rainforests, to butterflies and giraffes, to mud puddles and bird dances, Zoo School empowers children to appreciate, protect and understand the world around them.

img-blue-circle-3Kindergarten Readiness

With a focus on student growth in math, pre-literacy, art, social, practical, gross and fine motor skills, Zoo School goes beyond kindergarten readiness to encourage a passion for lifelong learning.

About Zoo School

Started in 2004, Zoo School is a fully licensed preschool. It is one of the only preschools in San Antonio that uses nature as the integrating thread tying together the school’s philosophy, methodologies, classroom design and outdoor spaces.

Zoo School Information:

  • Zoo School is a nature-based preschool.
  • The 2016-17 school year runs from September 15, 2016 to May 19, 2017.
  • Classes are conducted either from 8:45 am to 1:45 pm or 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Zoo School students should be ages 3-5 and display confidence in toileting and dressing themselves.
  • The teacher to student ratio is one teacher to every 8 students.
  • There are three registration options:
    • 5-day: Monday through Friday
    • 3-day: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    • 2-day: Tuesday and Thursday

I love knowing when I pick my daughter up from Zoo School she will be sweaty, dirty, tired and brimming with excitement about all she learned and explored that day. Zoo School brings out the best in her.


Kelli Thomas

About the San Antonio Zoo

It is the mission of the San Antonio Zoological Society to foster appreciation and concern for all living things.

The Zoo is home to a wide variety of animals representing 750 species on 56 acres, of which 34 acres are public pathways. More than 1,000,000 guests visit the San Antonio Zoo annually – 13,155 of those being children participating in education programs and 80,000 school children coming on field trips.