For More Information:  Dr. Kathy Dodge-Clay

(210) 479-3311

SAN ANTONIO – The Board of Directors of non-profit CARE Inc., which oversees operations of The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland and The Bridge at Morgan’s Wonderland for students with special needs, has decided to close the two schools.

                The schools will continue to operate as usual until the close of the spring semester in June, said Dr. Kathy Dodge-Clay, head of school.  Events such as the Snowball 5K Run on Jan. 26 and the Hand-in-Hand Fashion Show on April 13 will proceed as planned.

                Gordon Hartman, head of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation; his wife, Maggie; and other parents of students with special needs came together and opened The Academy in August 2011 on a site next to unique Morgan’s Wonderland theme park.  The Bridge at Morgan’s Wonderland was subsequently established to provide older students with job and life-skills training in preparation for work and adulthood.

                “All of us – parents, faculty, staff, supporters – should be very proud of the hundreds of students whose lives were improved by the establishment of The Academy and The Bridge over the past eight years,” Hartman said.  “Although the schools will be closing, we will be announcing in the future an exciting new endeavor at the current school site.  It will be an inclusive environment that will assist thousands of individuals with special needs.”

                The Academy and The Bridge are located near the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive a half-mile west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio.  For more information, contact The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland at (210) 479-3311.