Grades: 7-12 | 295 students
Leadership training includes optional JROTC participation and other programs that develop citizenship, patriotism, and strong character.
College preparatory curriculum is enhanced by small class sizes and dedicated instructors who provide individual attention. Students with learning differences may take advantage of the Learning Skills Program.
Graduation is a special and meaningful time with unique ceremonies and events; 95% (or more) of SMA graduates matriculate at a college or university.
Girls and boys residence hall staffs provide nurturing supervision with the structure and discipline necessary for student success.
San Marcos Academy is a coeducational, Christian boarding and day school for 7th through 12th grade students, located in the beautiful Texas hill country.
The Academy offers 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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
|Grades Offered||Grades 7-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD|
|Total Students||295 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 37%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||33 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1
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|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
(khaki pants, polo shirts, plaid skirts)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$27,597|
|Tuition Notes||Day tuition is 8565|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$6,100|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Mr. Jeff Baergen|
|Total Sports Offered||19 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Flag Football, Football,
Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||12 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||4-H, Boy Scouts, International Student Organization, Intramurals, JROTC, Jazz Band, Junior State of America, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Senate 4-H, Boy Scouts, Intramurals, JROTC, Jazz Band, Student Senate, International Student Organization,
Junior State of America,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
- 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
Profile last updated: 02/09/2015
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