We believe all of our students should develop into productive high-achieving global citizens. For this reason, we have focused our efforts on implementing the most advanced and comprehensive dual-language experience that supports the development of highly proficient biliterate individuals with cognitive metalinguistic skills. Our extracurricular offerings, which will continue to expand, are of high interest and help round out the development of our students.
Grades: PK3 - 8th
Choice Program Specialization: Dual-Language
Academic Offerings: Gifted and Talented • Special Education • Dyslexia • MTSS
School wide reading intervention: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Extracurricular Programs: Mariachi • Academy League Sports (7th/8th grade)
After-School Program Provider: YMCA
Twain is one of the eight original SAISD pioneer junior high schools which opened in 1923. At that time, the mascot was the Mark Twain Tornados.
Until the building was completed, classes were held at Austin Elementary. Twain became a middle school in the mid-1970s. At that time, the Bearcat mascot was adopted.
Twain phased out its middle school with the final Twain MS students graduating from the 8th grade in May, 2018.
In August 2017, SAISD opened up the Mark Twain Dual Language Academy, offering students the opportunity to become fluent in both English and Spanish. The academy adopted a new mascot to reflect its dual language focus: Los Lobos.
During the 2023-2024 school year, the academy will serve pre-kinder through 8th grade students.
The academy will be open to students across Bexar County, with first priority given to those within Twain’s attendance boundaries.
The academy is now an exemplary school with a school rating of A.
Pre-K at Twain will be provided on a tuition basis to students who do not meet the eligibility requirements to attend pre-kindergarten for free.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better
known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist,
entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American
Pre-K en Twain se proporcionará en forma de colegiatura a los estudiantes que no cumplan con los requisitos de elegibilidad para asistir a prekindergarten de forma gratuita.
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Mark Twain Dual Language Academy
2411 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 738-9745
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