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Welcome to HEB ISD Tuition-Based Pre-K!

(formerly known as
"Core Knowledge Pre-K")

Group photo of Core Knowledge Pre-K classes

Parent Information Meeting

If your family is interested in enrolling in the HEB ISD Tuition-Based Pre-K program we highly recommend you attend the parent information session. This will allow you and your family to make an informed decision about this tuition-based program.

February 12, 2024
6:00-7:00 PM
HEB ISD Pat May Center 
1849 B Central Drive
Bedford, TX 76022

Families can also download the Parent Information Meeting Handout (2024-2025).

Visit our Application Process webpage to learn more and apply for the Tuition-Based Pre-K Lottery.


Program Overview

HEB ISD offers a full day tuition-based prekindergarten educational program. Children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, of the current year.  Families do not need to live within HEB ISD boundaries to enroll a child in the tuition-based program. Classes will have both a certified teacher and a teacher assistant.

  • The Tuition-Based Pre-K Program will follow the HEB ISD school calendar. 
    • School day hours are 7:50 a.m.- 3:05 p.m., with drop-off as early as 7:30 a.m.
  • HEB ISD Extended Day Academy 
    • (3:05–6:00pm) available on campus, at extra charge. (817-399-2093)
  • Breakfast and lunch available at extra charge or a child may bring sack lunch from home.
  • Due to a high volume of applications, enrollment will be determined by a lottery system based on application choices, with students at random for each school year. 
    • Campuses will be filled with first round lottery selection from applicants (parent or legal guardian) who are HEB district residents and/or HEB ISD employees. 
    • (District residents must provide either current utility bill (phone bills will not be accepted) or mortgage/lease agreement with name and address for verification, ISD employees must provide a copy of ID badge)
    • A second round lottery will be used to fill remaining openings from applicants who are non-district residents and/or employees.
  • First month's tuition payment ($650) required upon acceptance into the program to reserve the student's spot.
  • A one time, non-refundable activity/supply fee ($125).
  • The $6,500 annual tuition is payable based on 176 calendar school days, regardless of the number of school days of service in any particular month. A monthly payment schedule is available. Tuition payment is due the 30th of each month; prompt tuition payment is required each month to maintain your child's placement.
  • No District transportation is provided

The Tuition-Based Pre-K program is offered at the following elementary schools: Bedford Heights | Meadow Creek | Spring Garden | Trinity Lakes | Viridian