San Marcos Academy

2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666
Tel: 1-800-428-5120
  • San Marcos Academy is a coeducational, Christian boarding for 6th through 12th grade students, located in the beautiful Texas hill country. We also accept day students in grades 4-12.
  • In addition to our tradition 7-day boarding program, we also offer a 5-day program for families who live within a 70-mile radius of our campus.
  • The Academy offers a college preparatory curriculum, featuring leadership training; 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.
  • Our mission at San Marcos Academy is to educate young men and women in a nurturing community based upon Christian values.
  • The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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 8:1 provide a strong learning environment and 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.
  • Founded in 1907, 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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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
San Marcos AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)6-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)4-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationBaptistNon-denominational
Year Founded19071910
Campus Size220 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment260 students300 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
34%
20%
% Students Boarding
56%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score21*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesBi-MonthlyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants, plaid skirt, polo shirts)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1216
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
55%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$6 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$33,250
(*Pay in full amount)
$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$9,950
(Tuition for Lower School is $7,000; middle school is $9550. These are all pay-in-full amounts.)
$28,270
Tuition international students$37,250$47,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$25,150$37,945
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$5,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
80%
57%
Director of AdmissionsShelley Henry
Associate Director of AdmissionsMattie Howard

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1216
CoursesCollege English 1301, College English 1302, College History 1301, College History 1302, College Math 1310 (Algebra), College Math 1311 (Trigonometry), College Math 1420 (Calculus I), College Math 1421 (Calculus II), Environmental Science AP, Human Geography AP, Macro Economics AP, Micro Economics AP

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1414
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Orienteering, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1423
ExtracurricularsDrill Team-JROTC, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, International Student Club, Intramural Sports, JROTC, Junior State of America, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Orienteering, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Theatrical Productions, Vocal and Instrumental Individual Instruction, Yearbook Staff

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Texas State University9
Texas Tech5
University of Texas @ Austin5
Penn State4
Tarleton State4
Drexel University3
Indiana University3
Michigan State3
Syracuse2
University of Illinois2

School Notes

  • Quality Academics With Low Teacher-Student Ratio
  • Honors Curriculum
  • Dual Credit College Courses
  • Learning Skills Program For Students With Mild To Moderate Learning Differences
  • English As A Second Language Program
  • Structured Environment
  • Leadership, Education And Development (LEAD) Program
  • LD types supported: Mild to Moderate Learning Differences such as Dyslexia or ADHD
  • School accreditations: Approved or accredited by Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Texas Education Agency, The Association of Boarding Schools, Texas Department of Education
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