Dependent Resources


The State of Texas offers free, public education to children 18 years old and under.

  • Kindergarten: Child must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 of current school year
  • Elementary School: 1st-6th Grade
  • Middle School/Jr. High: 7th-8th Grade
  • High School: 9th-12th Grade

Adults seeking to complete their education can take a test to receive their GED, which is more or less equivalent to a high school diploma.

It is important to note that all public schools require up-to-date vaccinations for all students to attend.


Texas has mandatory laws requiring car seats up to a certain age and/or weight when children are passengers in any vehicle. It is also illegal to leave children alone in a vehicle for longer than five minutes if they are under seven years of age without adequate supervision.


There are many different childcare options in San Antonio, but which route you take is a very personal decision made after considering factors like cost, location, safety, etc. It is common for teenagers to work as babysitters, and are often found by word of mouth or community bulletin boards or internet groups. Always make sure you feel comfortable with the person you are asking to babysit your children.


Often times, cities, neighborhoods or apartment complexes will host family-friendly events. Community centers, gyms, or recreation organizations (ex. YMCAs) will have summer camps, date nights for parents, and other family and children-oriented events.