PreK: Where It All Begins

The Academy experience begins with our nurturing PreK class for 3 and 4 year olds. Nestled in their own building, our youngest students embark on their life-long journey of learning. SMA’s early childhood education program provides the foundation for each child to become a successful student, all while having fun with their new friends and engaging instructors.

PreK Program Features


Vertically aligned with our Kindergarten program, the curriculum follows state guidelines and includes ELA/phonics and math lessons/centers


Utilizing the Deep Roots Bible curriculum, instruction includes Bible stories and songs


Weekly musical instruction is offered along with performance opportunities


Physical Education instruction offered once per week; large, fenced playground area is utilized daily for structured and free play

After-School Program

Our optional After School Program is self-contained in the PreK building, with play and a snack provided from 3-5:30 p.m. daily

Health Center

Access to a school nurse is available at the Student Health Center

Applying for the PreK Program

San Marcos Academy welcomes PreK applications for admissions throughout the year. A completed application consists of the items listed below. A personal interview with the parent(s) is also required prior to final acceptance. A student interview is not required, but one may be requested by the Admissions Committee.

Please call the SMA Admissions Office (512–753–8000) to schedule your parent interview for admission into our Pre-K Program. You may also email us at for an interview request.


Application for admission, completed and signed by the custodial parent

Birth Certificate

Copy of the student’s birth certificate

Medical History

Report of student’s medical history


$150.00 non-refundable application fee, payable here.

PreK class with President Guenther and administrative staff

Openings & Deadlines

There is no priority deadline for PreK, and the admissions committee will meet to consider the applicant as soon as the application process is complete. Parents will be notified of the admissions committee decision, usually within one week.

PreK: Room to Grow at SMA

Our doors are always open to new students

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