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Honoring Our Heroes on Memorial Day

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The San Marcos Academy family joins others across the country today in observing the Memorial Day holiday, which honors those men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The garrison flag is flown at Ingram Stadium for special occasions at the Academy. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was officially…
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Staff, Faculty Receive Awards

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San Marcos Academy presents awards each school year to faculty and staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty. Recognized this year for their contributions to the Academy were Dr. Jacob Scott, Mrs. Rebecca Nash, Mr. James Portis, and Mrs. Mattie Howard. Presented to a faculty member every three years, the Jack…
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JROTC Federal Awards 2019-20

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Each year local, regional, and national organizations provide a number of awards to our Junior ROTC cadets to recognize them for their performance and accomplishments throughout the school year. We are deeply grateful to these organizations for their outstanding support of our program. The awards would have been presented by LTC Lenny Cianciotto and CSM Vincent…
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Honoring SMA Athletes: MVPs and Battlin’ Bears

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To all Bear and Lady Bear athletes by Toby Wade, Assistant Athletic Director, on behalf of the SMA Coaching Staff: Wow! What a strange end to a school year. Normally around this time, the athletic staff is pretty stressed out, doing final preparations for the annual Sports Banquet. The banquet normally adds to our gray…
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Making Remote Working/WFH More Productive
Tips from Your Boarding School in Texas

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Signs of the Times . . . working from home Like so many others around the world, our Academy faculty and staff are learning how to work from home (WFH) during these days of social distancing. Luckily, we have a Director of Campus Support, Matt McNeil, who has 21 years experience with remote working/WFH. Who better…
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Survey: What’s the Purpose?
Improving Our College Prep School in Texas

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At the end of the 2018-019 school year, San Marcos Academy endeavored to solicit feedback from our clientele with a Google Forms survey. It proved to be an effective way to compile a good bit of information in a usable format. Our response rate was decent, but not all that we had hoped it to…
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Self-Care and Why We Need It

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Recently, I was given the opportunity to speak at a San Marcos Academy chapel service to share with the student body that March 2 was “World Teen Mental Wellness Day.” This awareness day was created by Abercrombie and Fitch as well as Hollister clothing companies. Its main purposes ares to 1) challenge the stigmas behind…
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Health Advisory: Coronavirus or COVID-19

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Dear Parents, As you are no doubt aware, the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), has become the topic of serious conversations around the world. We have been closely monitoring the information about this virus from the CDC and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, as well as from other sources in our community.  Although there are…
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Roadside: A Western Musical

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When the Academy’s spring musical features songs entitled “Smellamagoody Perfume,” “Ain’t No Womern But You,” and “I Don’t Want to Bother Nobody,” you might think it’s a show in the western vein. And, in fact, you would be right. Described on the Music Theatre International (MTI) website as a “humorous and touching ride through the…
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CATCH PETER AND THE STARCATCHER JAN. 18-19

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What is in the trunk? Join us Sept. 18 or Sept. 19 to find out! Fly to Neverland WITH SMA San Marcos Academy’s Theatre Department will present Peter and the Starcatcher Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 3:00 p.m. in the Robinson Christian Center on the SMA campus. Admission is free. Dave…
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