BASIS Charter Schools Expansion

5 Schools Are Coming to Texas From the BASIS Charter School Network

Three of the new campuses will open in August 2022 in the Austin, San Antonio, & Dallas-Fort Worth areas

SAN ANTONIO, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The nationally-acclaimed network of BASIS Charter Schools has announced five new campuses in Texas. Two schools in the metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth area, two campuses in the Austin area, and its newest school in San Antonio.

The new campuses coming to Texas in 2022 are:

  • BASIS Benbrook (K-12) Open to K-5 students in August 2022 as the first BASIS Charter School in metropolitan Fort Worth.
  • BASIS Pflugerville (K-12) Open to K-8 students in August 2022 as the third BASIS Charter School in the Austin metro area.
  • BASIS San AntonioJack Lewis, Jr. Campus (K-12) Open to K-8 students in August 2022 in the northwest area of San Antonio, just inside the 1604 Loop, near the Wiseman exit.

This fall, BASIS.ed Texas will present the BASIS Texas Charter Schools board with the following  new campus plans for 2023-2024, to authorize requests for Texas Education Agency approval:

  • BASIS Irving/Coppell (K-12) Open to K-8 students in August 2023.
  • BASIS Cedar Park/Leander (K-12) Open to K-8 students in August 2023 or August 2024.

Like all BASIS Charter Schools, these five new campuses will be open-enrollment, tuition-free public schools. The schools are not selective – meaning, any student can apply and be admitted as long as seats are available. If there are more applicants than available seats, then there will be a lottery, followed by a waiting list for interested applicants. Families who live throughout the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, and San Antonio metropolitan areas are eligible to apply for tuition-free admission at any BASIS Charter Schools in Texas (except in rare cases). To attend, families do not need to live in the same Independent School District (ISD) in which our schools are located!

Open Enrollment dates will be announced this fall. Families can join our Interest Lists at to stay up to date on all the latest information.

“We think a BASIS Charter School in Benbrook and another in the Iriving/Coppell area will provide new, positive choices for students in the Dallas/Fort Worth area,” said Peter Bezanson, the CEO of BASIS.ed Texas. “And new campuses in San Antonio and near Austin will fill a need there, too!”

Bezanson continued, “Our network’s San Antonio campuses are already among the best schools in that city, and in the entire state – and that’s not idle chatter. That’s according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of our schools, as well as State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results for our students! There’s no doubt that these new schools will produce outstanding student outcomes, too.”

Every BASIS Charter School in Texas and across the country utilizes the high-achieving BASIS Charter School Curriculum. It has helped students achieve superior academic success on the OECD/PISA and AP exams. There will be 32 BASIS Charter School campuses operating in the coming school year in the United States. Seven of the 2021-22 campuses are in Texas, including five in San Antonio and two in Austin.

The BASIS Charter Schools network was founded in Tucson, Arizona in 1998, and has been serving students ever since. Recently, to focus on students in  Texas, the network opened a separate division called BASIS.ed Texas. It is directly managed by Dr. Peter Bezanson, who has worked as a Chief Executive for BASIS.ed since 2014.

“We have seen and heard that students and families in Texas desire our fantastic academics, and I am excited to shift my concentration from the whole country to focus on managing and growing great schools in Texas,” Dr. Bezanson said.

In addition to the new campuses announced today, the network plans to open  more campuses throughout Texas.

Interested families can visit to join an Interest List now, and to apply very soon!

To learn more about new campuses opening in 2022, or the network’s acclaimed academic program, families can RSVP for any of the following events:

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – Prospective parent Info Session for BASIS Benbrook Primary, held at the Benbrook Public Library (1065 Mercedes St.). RSVP here
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – Prospective parent Info Session for BASIS San Antonio – Jack Lewis, Jr. Campus, held at BASIS San Antonio Medical Center Campus (8519 Floyd Curl Dr.). RSVP here
  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – Prospective parent Info Session for BASIS Benbrook Primary, held at the Benbrook Public Library (1065 Mercedes St.). RSVP here
  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – Prospective parent Info Session for BASIS Pflugerville, held on the campus of BASIS Austin (1605 Kramer Lane). RSVP here

To see how the BASIS Charter School network dominates national rankings, click here.

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