San Marcos Academy

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; an Accommodated Learning Program for student with mild to moderate learning differences; and English as a Second Language support 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 340 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,250
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
340 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
San Marcos Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Maintenance, AP Computer Programming, AP Physics I, College U.S. History 1301, 1302, Computer Science Principles AP, English 1301, 1302, Environmental Science AP, Macroeconomics AP, Math 1310 (Algebra), Math 1311 (Trigonometry), Math 2302 (Statistics), POLS 1302 (Government), PSYC 1301
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(khaki pants, polo shirts, plaid skirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
5-day tuition is 31000 day tuition is 10350 international boarding tuition is 46500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Corey Boyer
Admissions Associate
Mattie Howard
Endowment Size
$8 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Equestrian Club, JROTC, Leo Club, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, Student Council

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramurals, Running Club

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 Support
  • Structured Environment
  • Leadership Development 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
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 340 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,250
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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