How to Apply

We accept applications throughout the year for boarding students in grades 6–12 and day students in grades PreK–12. Families are encouraged to use our handy online application portal.

You may also contact us to request application forms by mail or email.

Application Forms

Contact us to request an application by mail or email.

Regular Mail

Admissions Office
2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, Texas 78666




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Application Requirements

A completed application to San Marcos Academy, a boarding school in Texas, consists of the following items:


Application for admission and report of medical history, completed and signed by the custodial parent.


A $150.00 non-refundable application fee. You can visit our payment portal here.


A school transcript of grades with achievement and/or I.Q. test results (if available) for Grade 6–12 applicants or a copy of the most recent report card for Grade 1–5 applicants.


Two teacher evaluations from the school last attended for grade 6–12 applicants: one from the student’s English teacher and one from the student’s math or science teacher. For Grade 1–5 applicants, a recommendation from the current teacher is sufficient.


A personal interview & campus visit with the applicant and parent(s) is required for grade 6–12 applicants. (The interview may be waived or modified for out-of-state and international students.) For grade PreK–5 applicants, a parent interview is required. Please call our office at 512–753–8000 to schedule interviews and campus visits.

Birth Certificate

A copy of the student’s birth certificate. International students must also submit a copy of their passport.

Notification of acceptance

When the application process is complete, the Admissions Committee will meet to consider the applicant. Parents will be notified of our 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. International students must pay a deposit of $7,000.00 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.

Deposits can be paid through our Smart Tuition portal.

Pay your Deposit Here

Our doors are always open to new students

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