San Marcos Academy

2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666-0786
     Tel: (512)353-2400
Grades: 7 - 12 | 295 students
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 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 7 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD
Year Founded 1907

Student Body

Total Students 295 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade San Marcos Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
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 33%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,100
Acceptance Rate 80%
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, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldUltimate 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,
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

Profile last updated: 02/09/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hill Country Christian School Of San Marcos (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wonderland School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Wonderland School (1.1 miles away)
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