San Marcos Academy

Tel: (512)428-5120
  • Founded in 1907 San Marcos Academy is a coeducational, Christian boarding and day school located in the beautiful Texas hill country. Our mission is "to educate young men and women in a nurturing community based upon Christian values."
  • We offer both 7-day and 5-day boarding programs for grades 6-12 as well as a day program for grades K-12.
  • The Academy features a college preparatory curriculum that can be tailored to accommodate a broad range of learning abilities. Our academic program offers leadership training; dual-credit college 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.
  • 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 an effective learning environment with 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)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD
Year Founded1907

Student Body

Total Students243 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 35%
Students by GradeSan Marcos Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus BC, College Algebra, College English, College Pre-Cal, World History AP
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants, polo shirts, plaid skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,000
Tuition Notes5-day tuition is 25650 day tuition is 10000
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorShelley Henry
Admissions AssociateMattie Howard
Endowment Size$8 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
RiflerySoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
International Student Organization, JROTC, Junior State of America, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, Student Council

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramurals

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
  • 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
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Marcos
    San Marcos Center School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-12 | 144 students
    3.8 miles
    120 Bert Brown Street
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512)396-8500
    3.85-12
    144
  • Universal City
    Grades: PK-12 | 461 students
    30.6 miles
    1401 Pat Booker Rd
    Universal City, TX 78148
    (210)658-5331
    30.6PK-12
    461

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
January 23, 2018
What is private school really like? Is there any truth to the rumors you keep hearing? Let's find out.
January 23, 2018
Depending on their family circumstances, our Presidents received a wide range of primary and secondary schooling.
January 23, 2018
A fascinating look at where our first Presidents went to school.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Texas is $6,842 for elementary schools and $10,387 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Texas is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).