Who We Are

San Marcos Academy is a fully accredited coeducational Christian school for boarding students in grades 6-12 and day students in grades K-12. Our college preparatory curriculum is designed to engage and inspire students, preparing them for success in college and in life. Located in the beautiful Texas hill country, SMA has a diverse population of students from around the world, across the United States, and all over Texas. Since 1907, San Marcos Academy has provided a tradition of excellence in private school education.

Senior photos tuesday

Seniors will have their photos taken by Lifetouch on Tuesday, Oct. 22 by appointment in the CAR. Click here for details about the senior portrait sittings and the appointment schedule.


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Thank you for your interest in San Marcos Academy! We invite you to submit an application at any time. With our rolling enrollment option, we can accept students throughout the year. Acceptance is by invitation only; we do not discriminate on the basis of faith, race, national or ethnic origins. We look forward to hearing from you.


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2801 Ranch Road 12

San Marcos, Texas 78666

(512) 353-2400

Regular Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Campus Life

While academics are the primary focus of each weekday at the Academy, the SMA Experience is much more than books and grades. Our desire is to see each student develop as a whole person: mentally, socially, physically and spiritually. To further this process, we provide a variety of experiences and opportunities outside the classroom.

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The academics program at San Marcos Academy is designed to prepare our students for success in college and in life. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each student, presenting content through the prism of a Christian worldview. San Marcos Academy has three academic divisions: a Lower School (grades K-5), a Middle School (grades 6-8) and an Upper School (grades 9-12).

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The SMA Bears football team faces off against another Texas boarding school


Academy coaches place a higher value on how an athlete plays than on the outcome of a game; sportsmanship, integrity, and character on the field or court are the values that characterize a winner at San Marcos Academy. SMA offers 12 different sports as well as top-quality athletic facilities on our spacious, hill country campus.

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