Bookstore: What’s New at the Sabre

One of the many things that makes San Marcos Academy unique is the Sabre Bookstore. Our Bookstore is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each school day. We hope these expanded hours will make shopping more convenient for parents as well as students.


Sabre shoppers can purchase a wide variety of items in the Bookstore, including school supplies, snacks, greeting cards, gift items, stamps, stuffed animals and San Marcos Academy “spirit” wear.  There are even special t-shirts and other items for our Bear families and for SMA alumni. Toiletries and other items for dorm rooms are also available for our boarding students.

Now that registration is over and school has started, some parents have had questions about how to allow their students to make purchases at the Sabre. If your student does not have cash or a credit or debit card, we have the ability to add an approved credit card for purchases on the student’s Bookstore account. If you are interested in this option, please contact the Bookstore at 512-753-8026 or e-mail the request to or

Another option available to your students is to charge items directly to their student account. The charges made during the month will appear the following month on your Smart Tuition account.  You should also receive an e-mailed receipt any time that your student charges on the account. Because of this new feature, the Sabre staff will no longer be contacting parents prior to a sale on the student account.


If you do not want your student to charge items on his or her account or want to designate the type of items your student can charge, please complete the Sabre Bookstore Student Account Restrictions form. You can e-mail the form back to or or mail it to 2801 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX 78666.  It can also be faxed to 512-753-8031. Once we receive your form, we will update our system with your requested restrictions and send you an e-mail confirmation that the account has been updated.

Watch for more news about the Sabre in the coming weeks as we will soon be launching an online store to sell SMA gifts and spirit wear. In the meantime, you can call the Sabre and order an item by phone at 512-753-8026.

Happy Shopping!

–By Rhonda McNeil, San Marcos Academy CFO