Advent Ridge Academy

  • Formally San Marcos Adventist Junior Academy. Advent Ridge Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children.
  • A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools.
  • We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs.
  • We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come.
  • To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew, master the basic academic skills, value labor, physical and mental, as the, blessing God intended, cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (GCSDAC)
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Religious AffiliationSeventh Day Adventist
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-10
Year Founded1966

Student Body

Total Students43 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Advent Ridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Navy/Khaki pants and polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,000
Tuition Notes4000 per K-8 Student (10 months) 5000 per 9-10 Student (10 months)
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDania Murillo


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Intramural Sports Only, VolleyballBasketballIntramural Sports Only,

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Marcos
    Grades: PK-12 | 189 students
    2.8 miles
    1401 Davis Ln
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 353-8976
    2.8 PK-12
  • San Marcos
    Grades: K-7 | 83 students
    8 miles
    1664 Center Point Rd
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 392-4322
    8 K-7
  • San Marcos
    Grades: PK-6 | 178 students
    5 miles
    302 Country Estates Dr
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 392-9404
    5 PK-6

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
San Marcos Adventist Junior Academy (SMAJA) is a very friendly and welcoming school. The community and local church members are very supportive of Adventist Christian Education. Teachers here go above and beyond to help each student learn, grow, and succeed!
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I have seen many different christian schools to compare in the past. I would say this is one of the best I have found in the entire Texas, not exaggerating. Great teacher, new facilities, sweet children, nice people around. Small teacher student ratio, so you''ll feel like a family here. They teach our kids of God's loves and to respect others. Their quality of education beyond my expectation. My children seems to be advance, without being pressured or stressed. They always seem to have fun on learning things. Additionally, they are the lowest tuition in town too. What a deal. May God continue to bless this school. It's been a great blessing for us.
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