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  • 5 and 7-Day Boarding
  • Advanced Placement
  • Advanced Topics
  • Co-Ed
  • English Support
  • Learning Support
  • Military/Cadet Program
  • Religious Affiliation

San Marcos, TX

San Marcos Academy
Boarding, Grades 6-12

In 1908, the first graduating class of SMA, the Class of 1909, stepped foot on our original campus on Academy Street. Decades later, the 2020-21 school year has come and gone, and our 113th class, the Class of 2021, has completing their Upper School education on our Ranch Road 12 campus. Even more extraordinary, we witnessed the kindergarten graduation of the Academy’s 125th class, the Class of 2033, in May of 2021 and will welcome the Class of 2034 to our kindergarten program in the fall.

San Marcos Academy is settled within the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country, just outside of San Marcos. Our 220-acre campus allows us the opportunity to educate students, giving them a competitive edge when they move into career opportunities or enroll in University higher education. Above all, our Christian heritage encourages our students in their faith as we become the shining light on a hill, not just in Texas, but throughout the world.

Since its founding, San Marcos Academy has educated students from around the globe. Both our Boarding and Day programs are designed to provide a strong academic foundation, built on excellence, as well as to equip our students with the values and virtues that enable them to become upstanding citizens. The opportunities for leadership are extensive, and students are encouraged to get involved in campus organizations, athletics, fine arts, and service to the surrounding community.

English Language Immersion
All students at SMA must acquire the credits necessary for graduation as listed by the Texas Education Agency. International students will receive English as a Second Language support through English immersion in the core classes with ELL assistance as needed on an individual basis. SMA does have an ESL specialist on staff.

Accommodated Learning Program
The ALP consists of several levels of academic support for students with mild to moderate learning differences such as dyslexia or dysgraphia or with general reading comprehension difficulties. Our director and reading specialist will assess grade level reading capabilities, and our experts will read any diagnostic reports provided to determine the level of need.

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Contact Information


2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Texas