Building Knowledge & Character
Since its founding in 1907, San Marcos Academy has offered a unique educational experience that provides for the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual development of each student. Although our world is constantly changing, we continue to build leaders as we always have by providing a rigorous education in a Christian environment that not only imparts knowledge but also instills character.
SMA’s Upper School (grades 9-12) is a private high school program that offers a rigorous curriculum in a seven class period day, designed to prepare students for college-level work. Students are required to follow the Texas state-mandated course curriculum to graduate and/or obtain one or more endorsements in the following areas: Arts and Humanities, Multidisciplinary, STEM, and Public Service. The Business and Industry Endorsement will be phased in for the Class of 2023 and beyond. (See TEA Graduation Toolkit for an explanation of each endorsement area).
The Academy offers honors classes in all core subjects as well as advanced placement and dual credit classes through Mary Hardin-Baylor University. Learn more about our curriculum and course selections by exploring the SMA Course Catalog and course selection sheets posted in the section below.