Engagement with a range of institutions and people significantly contributes to the development of HFA Alameda School as a school and to the enrichment of the academic curriculum.

Our school is managed by Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI), a non-profit organization that is redesigning how we learn and lead. The Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company Fund founded HFLI in 2003 to model new ways of teaching and learning. Today, HFLI’s approach includes Design Thinking, a human-centered problem-solving process that HFLI refined to explicitly develop innovators and lifelong learners. HFLI creates and delivers culturally responsive programs that empower learners in K-20 education, out-of-school programs, and workplaces worldwide to think creatively, work collaboratively with others, and implement innovations.

By intentionally locating our school in San Antonio’s culturally rich downtown area, we are positioned to engage with, learn from, and develop deep strategic partnerships with employers and a range of educational, arts and community organizations to provide our students those real-world learning experiences that help them prepare for college, career and innovative thinking.

For example, HFA Alameda School partners with local institutions of higher learning (UTSA), employers (Ford Motor Company, City of San Antonio, and others), community organizations (Alameda Theater Conservancy, Centro San Antonio, San Antonio River Authority, Artpace, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army) and various funders (Ford Motor Company Fund, Lowes).

Would you like to help create an empowering education for HFA Alameda School students? Please contact our Superintendent at