A close-knit college preparatory high school that's different by design. 

Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School Art + Design (HFA: Alameda School) is committed to preparing every student academically for college success. Families will find that HFA: Alameda School is different from other college preparatory high schools.

Our learning community instills professional expectations, embraces community connections, and values art, design, and creativity as essential to our high school's college-bound culture. HFA: Alameda School is built on the idea that learning needs to be hands-on, connected to the real world, and should develop not only students' academic knowledge and skills, but also their potential as creative thinkers and innovative problem solvers. As a public charter school, all enrolled students attend HFA: Alameda School tuition-free.

Our cumulative graduation rate is 97% and 100% of graduates are accepted into the college/university of their choice. Class of 2013 graduates were admitted to over 40 colleges and universities, including Baylor University, University of Texas, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary's University, College for Creative Studies, Memphis School of Art.
On October 7, 2013, we moved to our permanent home in the Casa de Mexico (318 W. Houston St.), adjacent to the Alameda Theater, in the heart of downtown San Antonio.

Our Board of Directors:

HFLI Board Members
Mike Schmidt - Chair
Cora Christmas
Steven K. Hamp
Patricia Mooradian
Henry R. Munoz III
Townsend McNitt
Ziad Ojakli
Deborah K. Parizek
Fretta Reitzes

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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:

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

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Recent Announcements

  • HFA: Alameda School Receives High Rating on 2013-14 School Report Card We are pleased to share the newly-released State of Texas 2013-14 School Report Card for Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, which shows that our school ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2014, 10:47 AM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • HFA: Alameda School Hosts PEOPLE en Espanol Editors, Celebrates Design Challenge Student Winner On August 28th, Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School of Art + Design students were treated to a career panel discussion featuring PEOPLE en Espanol editors Armando Correa and Zuania Capo and ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2014, 7:18 AM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • Year End Senior Activities Henry Ford Academy Class of 2014 Senior ActivitiesFrom 6/2-6/11 Seniors will be able to leave after forum @ 1:05p.m.Wednesday, June 4 (A) – Ford Alameda ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2014, 6:38 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • Parent Letter May 13, 2014 Subject: School Leadership Transition Families of Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design: I am writing to you to share news of a change in our ...
    Posted May 13, 2014, 5:20 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • HFA: Alameda School Student Wins State Poetry Out Loud Competition "Kristina Watkins, a senior at the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, won the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Austin on Saturday. High school students from ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2014, 8:27 AM by Lisa Kreinbring
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