About Us

SMA is a co-educational, private, Christian boarding school comprised of around 270 students from the 7th to 12th grade, with around 60% of students living on campus and the rest comprised of day students. Set in the heart of the beautiful Texan countryside, it is a perfect place to study.

    Christian ethos

Founded in 1907, SMA has a strong Christian ethos which guides its teaching and focus on strengthening the moral element of each student with the love of Jesus Christ central to all learning.

    Global student community

Students from all over the world come to study at SMA, with representatives from around 15 different countries arriving to the school each year. The school is SEVP-certified, which means it accepts international students who come to the US to study on an F-1 Visa.

    Top class facilities

The school enjoys excellent facilities, including top-quality classrooms and library. To complement its superb athletics programme are state-of-the-art sporting facilities, including gyms, a swimming pool, football field, tennis courts as well as a horseback riding arena and air rifle range.

    Structured and fun residential life

SMA's residential life is well supervised and fun for all students. Girl boarders live in the Elizabeth Kokernot hall, and boys in the Upper and Lower Boys dormitories. All students are encouraged to become independent, self-motivated members of the school community, while benefiting from the nurturing care of SMA staff. Daily nutritional meals are served in the modern dining hall, with students having access to 24-hour health services, a shop, laundry service, mail service and cell phones. At the heart of residential life is the Rec Centre, open on evenings and weekends. This hosts pool and table tennis tables, video games, a gym, movie room and indoor pool for students for students to enjoy.