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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD
Year Founded1907

Student Body

Total Students340 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade San Marcos Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1137
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants, polo shirts, plaid skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$41,250
Tuition Notes5-day tuition is 31000 day tuition is 10350 international boarding tuition is 46500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCorey Boyer
Admissions AssociateMattie Howard
Endowment Size$8 million


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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

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  • San Marcos
    Grades: PK-12 | 189 students
    3.3 miles
    1401 Davis Ln
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 353-8976
    3.3 PK-12
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    3.8 miles
    120 Bert Brown Street
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 396-8500
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    (210) 679-6001
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    41.9 miles
    5866 US Hwy. 87 E
    San Antonio, TX 78222
    (210) 648-2601
    41.9 PK-12

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