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Boerne ISD is the largest public school district in Kendall County, serving more than 8,500 students. The district is renowned for its excellence and is widely considered a “destination district.” Boerne ISD maintains a 99 percent graduation rate and a 15:1 student-teacher ratio, making it one of the top major suburban districts in Texas.

  • Boerne also tops the list of Texas towns with the best public schools, and the 15th town nationally with the best public schools, according to the Niche educational analysis group.
  • Both high schools within the district, Boerne and Champion High Schools, made Newsweek’s 2014 list of the country’s best high schools. Newsweek also named Champion to its 2015 list.
  • Champion High School also made the 2015 U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top high schools in the country.
  • The district also boasts one of the lowest tax rates in the greater San Antonio area, at $1.294 (the Board of Trustees has decreased the tax rate twice since 2009).

Comfort Independent School District serves students in the northern part of Kendall County. In addition, the county is served by a variety of private schools from preschool through high school.

Universities

There are 21 universities/colleges within 50 miles of Boerne.  Wayland Baptist University offers undergraduates and graduate-level classes in Kendall County.

Education is a priority for residents of Kendall County. With award-winning public schools, a variety of private institutions and university programs both in the county and a short drive away, the county offers lifelong learning opportunities.

Only 18 miles from Boerne, the University of Texas at San Antonio is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA is an emerging Tier One research institution with nearly 29,000 students and 158 degree programs, including 70 master’s and 24 doctoral degree programs.

You’ll find a multi-skilled, multi-cultural and substantial pool of educated workers in our area. Boerne and Kendall County populations have education levels that are higher than the average both for Texas and the United States.

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LOCATION
DISTANCE FROM BOERNE
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Enrollment: 28,787
San Antonio, Texas
16 miles from Boerne center
Trinity University
Enrollment: 2,439
San Antonio, Texas
27 miles from Boerne center
St. Mary’s University
Enrollment: 3,592
San Antonio, Texas
25 miles from Boerne center
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Enrollment: 3,130
San Antonio, Texas
22 miles from Boerne center
University of the Incarnate Word
Enrollment: 8,598
San Antonio, Texas
27 miles from Boerne center
Texas State University
Enrollment: 38,006
San Marcos, Texas
48 miles from Boerne center
The Art Institute of San Antonio
Enrollment: 381
San Antonio, Texas
20 miles from Boerne center
Northwest Vista College
Enrollment: 16,656
San Antonio, Texas
22 miles from Boerne center
University of Phoenix San Antonio Campus
Enrollment: 1,054
San Antonio, Texas
22 miles from Boerne center
Brown Mackie College
Enrollment: 396
San Antonio, Texas
23 miles from Boerne center
Our Lady of the Lake University
Enrollment: 3,334
San Antonio, Texas
27 miles from Boerne center
San Antonio College
Enrollment: 20,638
San Antonio, Texas
28 miles from Boerne center
Schreiner Univeristy
Enrollment: 1,230
San Antonio, Texas
29 miles from Boerne center
St. Phillip’s College
Enrollment: 11,198
San Antonio, Texas
31 miles from Boerne center
Baptist University of the Americas
Enrollment: 215
San Antonio, Texas
32 miles from Boerne center
Palo Alto College
Enrollment: 8,671
San Antonio, Texas
34 miles from Boerne center
Texas Lutheran University
Enrollment: 1,373
San Antonio, Texas
47 miles from Boerne center

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We have a tremendous quality of education here and we have for decades and decades. That investment in our young people is a strong sign of the community’s commitment to the future.

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My involvement as an investor relates to being engaged in the community and what’s going on in terms of growth, not only for my business, but because I’m a believer in giving back to the community. Our area is at an interesting point where growth is occurring and it will continue. I want to help steward and steer that growth.

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BKCEDC Executive Board Member

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