Pre-K and Kinder Information

The Manara’s Academy Pre-K program is free of charge, and there’s enough room for every child. Children attend school from 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:45-1:00 p.m. Friday in classrooms that are nurturing, safe spaces that inspire discovery and learning. 

Texas lawmakers approved funding for the expansion of full-day Pre-K statewide during the 2019 Legislative Session. There may also be opportunities for students who don’t qualify for the free program to participate in a tuition-supported program.

Students may attend Manara Academy full-day Pre-Kindergarten program free of charge if they are 4 years old by September 1 of the school year and meet any of the following criteria:

  • are unable to speak and comprehend the English language;

  • are educationally disadvantaged (meaning, a student who is eligible to participate in the National Free or Reduced-Price Lunch program);

  • are homeless;

  • are the child of an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces;

  • are the child of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who was injured or killed while on active duty;

  • are or ever have been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care); or

  • are the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award.

Below are documents that are required:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Immunizations

  • Driver's License

  • Copy of utility bill (gas water or electric)

Qualifying Documents for Free Full Day Pre-K

  • Snap Letter or most recent pay stub for all working members of the family

  • Military discharge papers or Military ID

  • Court documents that show foster status


The following campuses will host free full-day Pre-K programs (subject to change based on enrollment numbers): 

Arlington STEM Academy

Irving Elementary