Limited seats remain for tuition-free pre-kinder

A full-day Pre-Kindergarten Program is vitally important in getting a child’s education started on the right path. That is why, earlier this spring, McAllen ISD offered an opportunity to admit Pre-Kinder students on a tuition-free basis for next school year. 

Limited seats are still available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents can choose any of five campuses. They are: 

•           Castaneda Elementary                         4100 N. 34th St.        

•           Rayburn Elementary                           7000 N. Main St.                                

•           Hendricks Elementary                         3900 Goldcrest Ave. 

•           Bonham Elementary                            2400 Jordan Ave.      

•           Fields Elementary                               500 W. Dallas Ave.   

This Universal Pre-Kinder program is available for families who did not previously qualify. Now, they can sign up their child free of charge.

Full-day Pre-Kinder is still offered at all 19 elementary campuses and students may still qualify for traditional free Pre-K if they meet qualifying criteria. The Universal Pre-kinder seats are offered for those unable to meet the criteria for traditional free Pre-K.

McAllen ISD also continues to offer Pre-K on a tuition basis at all 19 campuses. This is $495 per month or just $25.75 per day. When applying for the tuition program, families may select any campus provided there is space available.

Children in McAllen ISD’s Pre-Kindergarten Program will develop a love of learning and gain an advantage heading into K-12. Teachers will expose them to activities and opportunities which will boost their confidence and help them succeed, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. 

For additional questions, families may contact the McAllen ISD Student Outreach office at 956-687-MISD (6473). More info here: