Empowering innovative, creative and resourceful lifelong learners. 

Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School Art + Design (HFA: Alameda School) is located in the heart of the Zona Cultural district in Downtown San Antonio. We moved to our permanent home in the Casa de Mexico (318 W. Houston St.), adjacent to the Alameda Theater, in 2013.

Our students are engaged in an empowering education. HFA: Alameda School is San Antonio's only tuition-free high school that focuses on art and design as essential components of a world class education. We excel at developing not only students' academic knowledge and skills, but also their potential as creative thinkers and innovative problem solvers -- all in a vibrant, accepting atmosphere where students and teachers work together.  

100% of our graduates are accepted to at least one college or university and they are pursuing degrees at more than 40 colleges and universities across the country. 
Our Board of Directors:

Mike Schmidt - Chair
Cora Christmas
Townsend McNitt
Henry R. Munoz III
Ziad Ojakli
Brent Ott
Deborah K. Parizek
Shawn H. Wilson

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Our Address
Henry Ford Academy:
Alameda School for Art + Design
318 W. Houston
San Antonio TX 78205

Class Hours:


Office Hours:

8:30am - 4:30pm
on regular school days

Building Hours:

7:45am – 5:00pm
on regular school days

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Recent Announcements

  • Now Accepting Enrollment Applications for 2018-2019 Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design is now accepting applications from new students entering grades 9-12 for the 2018-19 school year. Visit the Admissions section of ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2018, 12:49 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • Upcoming Information Sessions for Prospective Students and Families Only a few open spots remain available for students for the upcoming school year! Prospective students and families who are looking to find out if the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2017, 12:35 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • Notice and Agenda: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Board of Directors of Henry Ford Learning Institute will be held on May 23, 2016. The Board will convene the ...
    Posted May 20, 2016, 1:41 PM by Jeff Mesch
  • Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design intends to apply to the Texas Education Agency for funding through the 2016-2017 Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Cycle 9 ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2016, 6:04 AM by Jeff Mesch
  • TEA Accountability Rating We are pleased to report that our school received a "Met Standard" rating for the 2014-15 school year, and earned distinction designations in four areas:Academic Achievement in Reading ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 8:21 AM by Lisa Kreinbring
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