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

SMA welcomes PreK applications for admission to our San Marcos TX private school 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 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 day and elementary school program. You may also contact us to request an application by mail.


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

For students in Grades PreK-5th, the priority admission deadline is February 1, 2023. 

Students who complete files by February 1 will get priority consideration for spaces available and are notified of an admission decision on or after February 15. After February 15, San Marcos Academy considers Grade PreK-5th applications on a rolling admission basis.

When spaces in any grade level (PreK-5th) are filled, additional qualified candidates are placed into a wait pool for consideration should openings occur.

PreK: Room to Grow at SMA