San Marcos Academy is an outstanding co-educational private boarding school set in the heart of the awe-inspiring Texas countryside. One of the top Christian boarding schools in the US, SMA prides itself on its academic excellence alongside a rigorous and enriching programme of spiritual, social and physical enhancement of each individual student.

    Academic prowess

SMA’s academic prowess is central to its excellent reputation; a quality faculty is matched with small class sizes and a variety of curriculum options. Teaching is tailored around the needs of each individual student, to include providing out-of-classroom care for those who have learning differences or who are struggling. The Honors programme is unsurpassed, with students able to prepare for university life through college credit options. It clearly works, with 95% of graduates going on to study at colleges or universities around the country.

    Holistic approach

Out of the classroom, students at SMA can take advantage of a broad extra-curricular programme, which fits neatly into the school’s holistic ethos. A range of sports can be played competitively, including football, volleyball and tennis, complemented by state-of-the-art sporting facilities. Students can join clubs, the school council or take part in an excellent Junior ROTC unit.

    International outlook

The Academy welcomes students from around the world and helps them to assimilate easily through a nurturing residence life programme. International students from 15 or more different countries arrive at the school each year and live with American students in on-campus residence halls. An expansive English as a Second Language curriculum enables all students to master English skills quickly and receive the best preparation to excel and reach their full potential.

    Beautiful campus

Set on a beautiful, sprawling 220 acre campus on a former ranch, SMA is close to the city of San Marcos and within easy traveling distance of the city of Austin, which offers an excellent international airport.