All San Marcos Academy students must complete the registration process before starting classes at SMA. Students enrolling after the first week of school will arrange a registration date through the Admissions Office. The process generally takes 1–2 hours to complete. Below are helpful links and Q&A’s to make your student’s registration process flow as smoothly as possible.
Several health forms must be turned in to the Student Health Center at registration. Parents are encouraged to complete these forms ahead of time. All students (grades PreK–12) must also have a recent physical examination completed by a physician. Click one of the boxes below to complete the fillable sections on the medical forms your student must have, including the physical examination form. Please email these forms to Jennifer Jannett.
For students in grades 6–12 who will participate in sports or fine arts competitions, parents should complete the online registration process for TAPPS Eligibility and Rank One. View this guide for instructions.
Questions and Answers
A: Students should attend registration with a parent or guardian. The process will take between one and two hours for most students. The registration process begins in the school office of the Middle/Upper School academic building (Cavness-Reed Hall). During registration, families will make stops at the school office, business office, Student Health Center, IT department, Library, Bookstore, and Uniform Store. Students will also get a photo taken for their school ID, so they should have an appropriate haircut and wear appropriate attire. Middle and Upper School students will receive a class schedule and will have an opportunity to approve that schedule or make changes as needed. Boarding students will move into their dorm rooms once all other registration tasks are completed.
A: Invoices and other financial information, as well as instructions for using Blackbaud Tuition Management, will be sent out by email once a student has been accepted. If you have not made arrangements for payment prior to your student’s registration date, please be prepared to do so during registration. Additionally, supplies and uniforms purchased through our campus bookstore or uniform shop must be paid for at the time of registration (by check, credit/debit card or cash).
A: Registration will go more smoothly if you can bring the following items:
- Current record of immunizations (if not already submitted to the school)
- Medical Insurance Information (copy of your student’s insurance card)
- Current physical examination (signed by a physician) and any medications that need to be left in the Health Center. This includes over-the-counter medications as well as prescription medications, especially for boarding students.
- Students and parents who will be driving their vehicles on campus regularly will need a permit for their automobile(s). Please have your license plate numbers handy for this purpose (we recommend taking a photo of your license plate so the number is available on your phone).
- Boarding students should have everything they need to move into their dormitory room. (Refer to our (Residence Hall Checklist)
Uniforms and Supplies
Most of the required supplies on the lists posted below are available for purchase at our school store, The Sabre, and can be purchased during registration in the fall. Upper School students will not have a specific supply list as their supplies will vary from class to class. Upper School students do need to provide a laptop for school use.
- Pre-K Supply List
- Kindergarten Supply List
- 1st Grade Supply List
- 2nd Grade Supply List
- 3rd Grade Supply List
- 4th/5th Grade Supply List
- Middle School/Upper School Supply List
*Upper School Students will need to bring a fully charged laptop to school each day for their classwork. Students do not need to bring the laptop to registration but should have it on the first day of school for notetaking and finding links to their online textbooks in some classes. Teachers will advise students of any other supplies they may need for class.
Textbooks and consumables for all grades will be checked out to students from the Upper School Library by the librarian, Mrs. Amanda Robbins.
SMA sells a majority of required uniform items on campus including products from our online uniform provider, FlynnO’Hara Uniforms. A few basic items can be purchased through a retail store such as Target or Wal-Mart. Please visit our Uniforms Page to view a list of uniform requirements and for information on how to order items through the FlynnO’Hara website. Items sold through our own SMA Bookstore or in our Bear Outfitters uniform shop may be purchased during registration or by appointment with the bookstore manager. Call or email Alyssa Clutter (512-753-8026) for any uniform questions.
Our registration process was easy and informative. Everyone was so helpful and kind. I was afraid we wouldn’t have all the documents, but I was fully prepared thanks to your kind information beforehand. Our daughter was so happy and though we both shed a tear when we parted, I left her in good hands and felt even more assured God lead us to the right place. Thank you again.
—New Upper School Parent