San Marcos Academy

2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666-0786
Tel: (512)753-8000
Grades: 6-12 | 233 students
San Marcos Academy is a coeducational, Christian boarding and day school for students in middle school and high school, located in the beautiful Texas hill country.
We offer both 7-day and 5-day boarding programs for grades 7-12 as well as a day program for grades 6-12.
The Academy features a college preparatory curriculum, featuring leadership training; dual-credit college courses; pre-AP and AP courses; a strong fine arts department; a Learning Skills program for student with mild to moderate learning differences; and an English as a Second Language program for international students. Founded in 1907, San Marcos Academy is beginning a second century of fulfilling its mission: educating young men and women in a nurturing community based upon Christian values.
The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancEd) and the Accreditation Committee of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools and is recognized by the Texas Education Agency. Small classes (with an average of 12 students) and a student-teacher ratio of 9:1 provide a strong learning environment and individualized instruction to meet the needs of each student. Structure, discipline and nurturing supervision, including required study halls, are provided in the girls and boys dormitories. Ninety-five percent or more of our graduates move immediately into post-secondary education at schools throughout the country.
The Academy is rich in tradition and is a vital part of the local community.
The school offers a rolling enrollment.
San Marcos Academy is affiliated with Texas Baptists.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD
Year Founded 1907

Student Body

Total Students 233 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade San Marcos Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP-Computer Programing, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, College Algebra, College English, College English 1301, College English 1302, College Pre-Cal, College Psychology, College Statistics, College US History, English III AP, PSYC 2300 Lifespan Development, US Government AP, World History AP
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants, polo shirts, plaid skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $32,500
Tuition Notes 5-day tuition is 24,650 day tuition is 9,900
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Shelley Henry
Admissions Associate Mattie Howard


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 4-H, International Student Organization, Intramurals, JROTC, Junior State of America, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, Student Council 4-H, Intramurals, JROTC, International Student Organization,
Junior State of America,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Quality Academics With Low Teacher-Student Ratio
  • AP/Honors and Regular College Prep Curricula
  • Dual Credit College Courses
  • Learning Skills Program For Students With Mild To Moderate Learning Differences
  • English As A Second Language Program
  • Structured Environment
  • Credit Recovery through San Marcos Online Academy
  • Leadership, Education And Development (LEAD) Program
  • Equestrian/4-H and Junior ROTC Programs
  • LD types supported: Mild to Moderate Learning Differences (ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia)
  • School accreditations: Approved or accredited by Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancEd), Texas Education Agency, The Association of Boarding Schools, Texas Department of Education
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The average private school tuition in Texas is $7,190 for elementary schools and $9,672 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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