San Antonio Academy Of Texas

Established in 1886, San Antonio Academy provides an exceptional education intentionally crafted for boys, Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.
The Academy is an independent, non-denominational school where tradition and values are embraced, and where the motto of "Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be." are echoed throughout the halls.
In a safe and familylike atmosphere that forges lifelong friendships, each Academy Boy is taught to become a scholar, a leader, a young man of integrity, and a brother.
Through challenging academics, character and leadership development, and opportunities to explore the arts, sciences, and athletics, each young man is given the tools and experience to discover his noble purpose.To learn more, visit www.sa-academy.org.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 347 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,400
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • Illuminating the Season with Acts of Service - 12/14/2023
    At San Antonio Academy, our boys actively engage in meaningful service projects each holiday season. These initiatives instill values of volunteerism, kindness, compassion, and selflessness. Join us as we share ...morethe heartwarming stories of how each grade level spread joy across our community. hide
  • Compassion in Action: Academy Boys Make a Difference with 24,000 Pounds of Food Collected in Annual Food Drive - 12/01/2023
    In the spirit of holiday giving, San Antonio Academy proudly announces the extraordinary success of our annual food drive in support of the San Antonio Food Bank. The annual school-wide ...moreinitiative exceeded all expectations by collecting 24,000 pounds of food. This not only doubled our ambitious goal of 12,000 pounds but also surpassed last year's total, setting an unprecedented record for our school. hide
  • ADHD and Homework Struggles - 11/10/2023
    All kids struggle with completing homework at some time or another. Kids with ADHD have an especially difficult time getting organized, getting started, and staying focused until the end. ADHD ...moreis essentially a deficit in executive functioning. Executive functions are the skills needed to succeed in school and life, like organization, emotional regulation, task initiation, goal setting, and time management. hide
  • Academy Robotics Team Earns Spot at Major Multi-State VEX IQ Robotics Event - 11/06/2023
    We are thrilled to share exciting news from the recent Monster Bots VIQRC Tournament held on the San Antonio Academy campus on Saturday, October 28. This event marked our first ...moreopportunity to host a Vex IQ Robotics Tournament and was a memorable day filled with robot action, teamwork, and a touch of "spooktacular" fun. hide

Top Rankings

San Antonio Academy Of Texas ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1886

Student Body

Total Students
347 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
San Antonio Academy Of Texas Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
SAA White T-shirt and khaki pants

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition increases depending on grade-level
% on Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$17,903
Admissions Director
Gary Marvin

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
All Fired Up (Outdoor Cooking), Cadet Newspaper, Chess Club, Creative Writing, Makerspace, MATHCOUNTS, Nutrition, Robotics, Woodworking, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Electronic Music Lab, Pep Band, Studio Art, Wildcats Chorale

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sports

School Notes

  • San Antonio Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. Member of the National Association of Independent Schools.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • David Lee "Tex Hill '28 - Member of the famous Flying Tigers during WWII
    • Tom Frost '41 - Chairman Emeritus of Frost Bank
    • Sam Barshop '43 - Founder and Former CEO of La Quinta Inns
    • Congressman Lamar Smith '61 - Representative of the 21st Congressional District of Texas
    • Christopher "Kit" Goldsbury - CEO, Silver Ventures
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does San Antonio Academy Of Texas cost?
San Antonio Academy Of Texas's tuition is approximately $19,400 for private students and $120 for summer students.
Who are famous alumni from San Antonio Academy Of Texas?
San Antonio Academy Of Texas famous alumni include: David Lee "Tex Hill '28, Tom Frost '41, Sam Barshop '43, Congressman Lamar Smith '61 and Christopher "Kit" Goldsbury.
What sports does San Antonio Academy Of Texas offer?
San Antonio Academy Of Texas offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis and Track and Field.
What is San Antonio Academy Of Texas's ranking?
San Antonio Academy Of Texas ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for San Antonio Academy Of Texas?
The application deadline for San Antonio Academy Of Texas is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is San Antonio Academy Of Texas located?
San Antonio Academy Of Texas is located in the Monte Vista neighborhood of San Antonio, TX. There are 3 other private schools located in Monte Vista.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
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San Antonio Academy is a school unlike any other Pre-K thru 8th-grade experience. To have the opportunity for your child to attend this historical place is a win. It is the faculty, staff, and energy of all boys that makes it a special place for the students to grow, learn, excel and achieve. Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be. This is the SAA motto both spoken and strived for on a daily basis.
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San Antonio Academy is a magical place that has made a wonderful impact on our son. The teachers, the brotherhood, and the traditions held at SAA are the highlights for me. I have seen such growth and confidence in our son. We are beyond thankful for our time so far at SAA and look forward to the years ahead!
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SAA has been a wonderful place for our son. He began in 4th grade and was welcomed right away and has been challenged and given lots of opportunities for leadership and personal growth.
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The San Antonio Academy is a wonderful school for our son. The academic opportunities and staff are amazing! Not only are the teachers some of the best in the city, they know how to teach to boys and they know how to get the boys excited about learning. My son has learned manners beyond anything I could have taught him. The alumni network at this school is some of the strongest I have ever seen. We couldn`t be happier with SAA and love their motto: "Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be." SAA is an incredibly special place- one we highly, highly recommend!
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Our son is currently in 2nd Grade having started at the San Antonio Academy in Pre-K. The growth I have seen in my son is a testament to the power of this school. The Academy is unique in grooming little boys to become young men whose creed is "BE HONEST. BE KIND. BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE." They know how to teach boys and get the most out of them. So proud of our school and the boys that make up this amazing community and Bond of Brothers.
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San Antonio Academy is a premier school with the main goal to teach boys from PreK through 8th grade in an atmosphere of God and country, brotherhood, inclusion, and excellence. SAA boys play hard, compete well, learn intelligently and grow from little boys to young men of character. There is not another school like it in the city and very few in the country.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 347 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,400
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Antonio, TX is $9,626 for elementary schools and $10,876 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Antonio, TX is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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