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Student Life at San Marcos Academy

While academics are the primary focus of each weekday at the Academy, the SMA Experience is much more than books and grades. Our desire is to see each student develop as a whole person: mentally, socially, physically, and spiritually. To further this process, we provide a variety of experiences and opportunities outside the classroom.

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2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666

Contact Us

(512) 353–2400

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Our doors are always open to new students.

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Opportunities on Campus

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Through the boarding experience, students develop time management, independence, teamwork, and other skills that serve them well after graduation.

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The Christian Ministries program is foundational to our core values at San Marcos Academy, providing the means through which we share our faith in Jesus Christ and prepare students to be successful, compassionate servant leaders.

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San Marcos Academy encourages students to get involved in sports, with upper school and middle school athletic programs for boys and girls of all skill levels.

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Recreation promotes physical fitness, healthy habits, social connection, and balanced behaviors through an array of recreation facilities, programs, and services.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the spacious Academy Dining Hall with food service managed by SAGE Dining Service.

Student Health Center

Health Center

The Dr. Benge Elliott Student Health Center is staffed by an excellent group of professional nurses who oversee our students’ medical care and well-being.

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Clubs &

Clubs and organizations at SMA help students develop time management, social skills, leadership skills, and positive contributions to the campus community.

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For more than 100 years, San Marcos Academy has provided a leadership training program rooted in the values and traditions of the U.S. military.

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San Marcos Academy requires students to wear uniforms to school on a daily basis, with the opportunity to wear “SMA Casual” attire on Fridays and other special occasions.

Our doors are always open to new students

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