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A Wholesome and Nurturing Environment

We at San Marcos Academy thank you for considering us for your child’s education. San Marcos Academy provides young men and women with a wholesome and nurturing environment in which they can reach their full potential. San Marcos Academy is proud of its high standards for academic excellence and the success our students achieve while at the Academy and after graduation. The staff and faculty of San Marcos Academy will help to develop the growth of mind, body and spirit in your sons and daughters so they can focus on their educational pursuits and personal development.

San Marcos Academy is proud to have been selected as one of the 30 Best Christian Boarding Schools in America. We also are one of only a handful of private boarding schools in Texas that have maintained continuous accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancEd) for more than a century.

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Preview of San Marcos Academy's virtual tour

Explore San Marcos Academy as though you’re here in person with our virtual tour. Browse through our beautiful campus at your own pace and take an in-depth look at all the facilities our school has to offer.

Get to Know Us!

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Meet the Admissions Team

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Corey Boyer

Director of Admissions PDSO

Corey has served at San Marcos Academy for the last 16 years, occupying various roles during his time here.

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Mattie Howard

Assistant Director of Admissions DSO

Mattie has served many years in the Office of Admissions at San Marcos Academy beginning in 1996.

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Tifanny Portis

Executive Assistant to Admissions DSO

Tiffany, while new to her current role, is not new to San Marcos Academy and has played an active role at our school for years.

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Openings & Deadlines

Current Openings

Applications are being accepted for the 2021-2022 school year in all grades.

Our Doors Are Always Open

Applications are accepted throughout the year, and SMA offers rolling enrollment during the current school year (contact the admissions team for details).

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Lower School Admission Deadlines

For the lower grades only, the priority admission deadline for the 2021–22 academic year is March 1 for students in grades 1st–5th. Students who complete files by March 1 will get priority consideration for spaces available and are notified of an admission decision on March 31. After March 1, San Marcos Academy considers Lower School applications on a rolling admission basis. When all spaces are filled, qualified candidates are placed into the wait pool for consideration should openings occur.

Kindergarten applications for 2021–2022 are considered immediately as more spaces are available for that grade level.

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Middle & Upper School Deadlines

There is no priority deadline for middle and upper school grades, and the admissions committee will meet to consider the applicant as soon as the application process is complete. Parents will be notified of the admissions committee decision, usually within one week. If the student is accepted, an agreement for admission will be sent along with a request for a deposit.

Boarding students pay a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 while day students pay a non-refundable deposit of $100.00. New International students must pay a deposit of $7,000 in order for the Academy to issue an I-20 ($500 is non-refundable should the student fail to acquire a visa) All deposits are applied to the total program cost.

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Learn More About Our Private Boarding School in Texas

We encourage you to check out the rest of our website to learn more about San Marcos Academy and look forward to hearing from you. Our office hours  are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Our doors are always open to new students

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