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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 day & 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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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

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Lower School Admission Deadlines

There is no priority deadline for PreK, 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.

Kindergarten applications for 2022–2023 are considered immediately. For students in Grades 1-5, the priority admission deadline is February 28, 2022. Students who complete files by February 28 will get priority consideration for spaces available and are notified of an admission decision on or after March 1. After February 28, San Marcos Academy considers grade 1-5 applications on a rolling admission basis.

When spaces in any grade level (K-5) are filled, additional qualified candidates are placed into a wait pool for consideration should openings occur.

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Middle & Upper School Admission Deadlines

For the Middle School grades, the priority admission deadline for the 2022–23 academic year is February 28, 2022 for students in grades 6-8. Students who complete files by February 28 will get priority consideration for spaces available and are notified of an admission decision on or after March 1. After February 28, San Marcos Academy considers Middle 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.

There is no priority deadline for 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. 

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Acceptances and Deposits

If a PreK-12 student is accepted, the enrollment responsible parent will receive an email with the enrollment packet and process. They will have one week to complete the enrollment packet and pay the tuition deposit in order to save their child’s spot in the class.

Boarding students pay a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 while day students, PreK-12,  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 and day 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

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Re-Enrollment

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Re-Enrollment Process

During the spring semester of each school year, San Marcos Academy extends an invitation to eligible students in grades PreK-11 to re-enroll for the next school year. 

Re-enrollment invitations* are being extended January 31, 2022. The priority deadline for re-enrollment for the 2022-23 school year is February 28, 2022. We will also offer an early re-enrollment discount for families who complete the process by the priority deadline.

The process for re-enrollment includes completing enrollment forms and the tuition deposit. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 512-753-8000 or email us at admissions@smabears.org

*Re-enrollment invitations will be sent out electronically, via email, through FACTS. The process will be completed through your Family Portal account.

Our doors are always open to new students

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