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Developmentally Appropriate Practice through the Years

The Acorn – A School for Young Children was founded by Rich and Kitty Lange in 1980, with the goal of providing the highest quality preschool education for San Antonio’s young children.  It was quite an undertaking transforming the historical home into colorful, vibrant learning classrooms. From the very first day of opening, the school was ready with classrooms full of great equipment, an adventurous playground, and quality teachers.  Several donors provided initial funds to ensure the school would get off to a great start, and also started the seed of a fund to ensure The Acorn’s future.

The first year The Acorn offered four preschool classes serving seventy-five students; classes were full and there was a waiting list.  Expansion throughout the years has allowed the school to serve more children in the community.  In 1993, a Kindergarten wing was added, providing dedicated space for this wonderful program.  An additional 1100 square feet classroom was completed in 2017, adding a bright, sunny learning classroom with large windows upstairs overlooking the trees and Brackenridge Park.  The additions of more three day classes, a favorite choice, as well as an additional two day class, provide room to accommodate more young children.  Now The Acorn has grown to eight preschool classes and one kindergarten class, to enroll a maximum of 156 children. How exciting to think of how much the school has grown, how many lives have been touched!

As the school grew, the need for office, meeting and storage space grew.  In 1985, two offices were added onto the Broadway side of the building.  In 2016, other renovations were made and the main offices were moved near the school entrance, offering a warm welcoming atmosphere to all who visit.  At the same time, an outdoor storage room was converted into an inside teacher workroom and storage area. The former office spaces were changed into meeting and conference rooms, which were much needed upgrades. 

Each improvement throughout the years brought a lot of excitement.  Thanks to the original donations, the formation of The Acorn Endowment, and contributions from alumni families and others in the community, The Acorn continues to be an outstanding facility and a top-notch campus.

The Acorn thrives and our story continues to grow, thanks to our Acorn families spreading the word and sharing their experiences at the school! It is heartwarming to enroll second generation Acorn children, whose parents attended The Acorn themselves! Each year begins a new chapter, as new families enroll their children for fun, creative, hands-on learning experiences!

  Name Title Contact
Five Day AM Allyson, Cristina Allyson, Cristina, Five Day AM Head Teachers 210-826-8804
Five Year Christine Orbin Christine Orbin, Five Year Head Teacher 210-826-8804
Three Day TWT Diana, Lily Diana, Lily, Three Day TWT Head Teachers 210-826-8804
Rich Lange Lange, Rich Director 210-826-8804
Kindergarten Lisa Turpin Lisa Turpin, Kindergarten Head Teacher 210-826-8804
Red Apples Lourdes, Terri Lourdes, Terri, Red Apples Head Teachers 210-826-8804
Three Day MWF Mary Ellen, Maria Mary Ellen, Maria, Three Day MWF Head Teachers 210-826-8804
Two Day TTh Mary Ellen, Maria Mary Ellen, Maria, Two Day TTh Head Teachers 210-826-8804
Jo Mrvichin Mrvichin, Jo Director 210-826-8804
Two Day MF Pamela Dubay Pamela Dubay, Two Day MF Head Teacher 210-826-8804
Wendy Starnes Starnes, Wendy Director 210-826-8804

 

 

Acorn Founders Rich and Kitty Lange

 

November 2019
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Class Newsletters Posted!
November 1, 2019

Please read to stay in touch! Office News Kindergarten News Five Year Blue Bear News Five Day AM Blue Star News Four Day Red Apple News Three Day MWF Honeybee News Three Day TW...

Monthly Tuition Due
November 1, 2019

A reminder for those families paying tuition by the month. Tuition is due on the 1st, late on the 11th. Thanks!

Office News Posted
November 1, 2019

Read the office update here.

Acorn Potluck and Fun Day!
November 4, 2019 |04:15 PM - 07:15 PM -

Come join us as we enjoy a playful time together at Kiddie Park’s new location at SA Zoo!  All of Kiddie Park is reserved for The Acorn so everything is free. We will join in the fun rid...

Class Newsletters Posted!
November 8, 2019

Please read to stay in touch! Office News Kindergarten News Five Year Blue Bear News Five Day AM Blue Star News Four Day Red Apple News Three Day MWF Honeybee News Three Day TW...

Office News Posted
November 8, 2019

Read the office update here.

Seeds for Thought blog post
November 8, 2019

Check out our front page blog this month by Mara Mauze on Holiday Traditions!  (Information on her upcoming parent meeting is in this week's office news.)

Class Newsletters Posted!
November 15, 2019

Please read to stay in touch! Office News Kindergarten News Five Year Blue Bear News Five Day AM Blue Star News Four Day Red Apple News Three Day MWF Honeybee News Three Day TW...

Office News Posted
November 15, 2019

Read the office update here.

Class Newsletters Posted!
November 22, 2019

Please read to stay in touch! Office News Kindergarten News Five Year Blue Bear News Five Day AM Blue Star News Four Day Red Apple News Three Day MWF Honeybee News Three Day TW...

Office News Posted
November 22, 2019

Read the office update here.

Thanksgiving Break
November 25, 2019

No classes this week.

Thanksgiving Break
November 26, 2019

No classes this week.

Thanksgiving Break
November 27, 2019

No classes this week.

Thanksgiving Break
November 28, 2019

No classes this week.

Thanksgiving Break
November 29, 2019

No classes this week.

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