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Our History

Mission Statement

Through volunteerism, the Academy of Learning in Retirement (ALIR), believing in lifelong learning, recognizes and utilizes its members’ wealth of experience and abilities to achieve educational stimulation in the arts, history, literature, languages, and sciences.


Classes are held at 8750 Tesoro Drive, San Antonio, Texas. There’s ample free parking.
For questions or more information, contact Rhonda McRae, ALIR Facilitator, at (210) 407-0167, or visit  and click on ALIR.