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A university charter school on SFA campus was approved by the Texas State Board of Education in January 2008 and the SFA Charter School opened August 2008. Located in the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center, the accredited SFA Charter School is focused on the twin goals of improving public education and enhancing the preparation of future educators and school psychologists.

Inspiring learning, nurturing growth

The school serves as a field-based center for the James I. Perkins College of Education, providing hands-on and observational experiences with children for SFA students in various areas of study, including: educational studies, kinesiology, music and school psychology.

  • Grade levels: Kindergarten through fifth grade (two classrooms per grade)
  • Enrollment: approximately 250 students
  • 22:1 student-to-teacher ratio
School hours

8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Mid-August through the end of May

Our mission

The SFA Charter School creates a responsive social learning community which inspires autonomy, integrity and deep critical thinking.

Organizational Chart



SFA Charter School
Staff directory

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Physical Address:
Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center
2428 Raguet St.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6072, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962