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Summer Vacation: Don’t Waste a Minute of It!

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With the end of the school year approaching and summer vacation just around the corner thoughts about how to spend that glorious time are filling the heads of high school students. Most can’t wait to set aside the books, the lectures and all that homework. You have worked hard this year and like MacDonald’s says,…
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SMA Seniors Share Top Award: President’s Cup

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Editor’s Note: The President’s Cup award was established in 1948 to recognize a senior student for excellence in character, scholarship, leadership, and social and Christian example. The award is considered to be the highest honor bestowed on a graduating senior. This year, the cup was presented to two seniors during the May 17 Commencement. Carl…
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World War II Veteran Shares Experiences with JROTC Cadets

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By Shelley Henry Eighty years might separate them, but a World War II veteran, who is a retired  Air Force Colonel, and a soon-to-be U.S. Air Force Academy cadet formed a strong bond May 6 as they met on the San Marcos Academy campus. Col. Floyd “Skip” Hyson, still strong in body and sharp in…
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Preparing Your Son or Daughter for Boarding School

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By Harold Compton, Guest Blogger A boarding school can provide a young man or woman with a truly life changing experience. The exposure to high level academics, diverse cultures from all over the world and the opportunity for their individual development as a young adult can make the boarding school experience one that can make…
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Texas State “Rising Stars” Foster Excellence as SMA Employees

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By Cindy Brooks, Director of Human Resources I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Location, location, location.” Whether it is because of location or one of many other reasons, San Marcos Academy enjoys a partnership with Texas State University and is very grateful for it. Recruiting on the Texas State website is ongoing throughout the year.…
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San Marcos Academy – Why Use a Challenge Course?

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By Harold Compton, Guest Blogger San Marcos Academy – Why Use a Challenge Course? Challenge courses are used frequently by businesses and schools to help their workers and students. But, if you have ever seen a challenge course in use, you might wonder why anyone would choose a challenge course for team building or helping self-confidence. Challenge…
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Private Boarding School: A Good Choice for Many Reasons

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By Harold Compton, Guest Blogger Why Choose a Private Boarding School? There are any number of reasons why a parent would be considering sending their son or daughter to a private boarding school, and each case is different. The final decision is generally not an easy one to make; however, there are some things to…
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Successful Christian Schools Are Changing

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There are things about successful Christian Schools that should never change: a commitment to Christ and a Biblical Worldview, outstanding teachers and leaders, families that invest in their child, and rigorous curriculum. However, there are some things that must change if we are to be relevant and successful in the way God defines it. Visit…
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SMA Junior Allee Potts Rides to Top Spot at Paint Horse Show

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Ten years of dedicated training paid off in a big way for SMA junior Allee Potts in February, when she earned the High-Point Award at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) competition at the San Antonio Stock Show. With the award came a $10,000 scholarship to any 4-year university, which Allee said will come in…
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Reasons to Choose a Private School Over a Public School

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When I was growing up I always thought that private schools were for rich and fancy people. If you were just a regular, middle-class kid, you went to the nearest public school. It was that simple. I will say that I attended public schools though graduation from high school and received a fantastic education. Of…
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