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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-10
  • Students: 43 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Advent Ridge Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-10
Year Founded
1966

Student Body

Total Students
43 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Advent Ridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Navy/Khaki pants and polo)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
4000 per K-8 Student (10 months) 5000 per 9-10 Student (10 months)
% on Financial Aid
48%
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dania Murillo

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Please see http://sanmarcostx.adventistschoolconnect.org/registration--tuition for additional information.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-10
  • Students: 43 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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