Lower School
Providing The Best Elementary and Day School Education in Texas

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    Providing The Best Elementary and Day School Education in Texas
  • Diverse phonics-based curriculum with Saxon math, designed to give students the best possible foundation for middle school
  • P.E. and recess offered daily
  • Instruction in Spanish, music and art, including Lower School performance opportunities
  • Access to a registered nurse and Student Health Center
  • Campus safety features include front access gate, regular SRP* drills, PA system, cameras, and School Resource Office (SRO) on duty daily (*County-wide Standard Response Protocol)
  • Supervised drop-off and pick-up as well as optional after-school program
  • Accommodated Learning Program provides support for students with mild to moderate learning differences (additional fee)
  • Hot lunch served daily in our full-service dining hall; snack served in classrooms
  • Daily Bible Study, Prayer Time and Devotions; weekly chapel service
  • Field trip enriched curriculum as well as age-appropriate participation in school-wide activities, events and traditions at SMA such as Homecoming, local parades, festivals and performances

How to Apply for Grades K-5

San Marcos Academy welcomes elementary school applications for admission throughout the year. A completed application consists of these items:

  • Application for admission and report of medical history, completed and signed by the custodial parent (online application available)
  • $150.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Copy of the student’s birth certificate
  • School transcript of grades with achievement and/or I. Q. test results (if available) or a copy of the most recent report card for Grade 1-5 applicants
  • Evaluation by one teacher from the school last attended for Grade 1-5 applicants

A personal interview with the parent(s) is also required prior to final acceptance. A student interview is not required, but may be requested by the Admissions Committee. We also encourage your student to tour our facilities on one of our designated “Tour Days.”

Please call the San Marcos Admissions Office (512-753-8000) to schedule your parent interview for admission into our day and elementary school. You may also contact us to request an application by mail.