Academic Excellence at San Marcos Academy

SMA provides a fully accredited, college preparatory curriculum and prides itself on academic excellence which prepares students for further education and wider life.

    Perfect college preparation

The San Marcos Academy academic excellence is particularly evident through its innovative and highly successful Honors College Preparatory Sequence, which offers challenging courses and enables students to take dual college credit options. Delivered in partnership with Hardin-Simmons University, these rigorous classes are taught by college-level professors, and allow students to proceed to college level with a college transcript. This is a broad-based academic offer, but the school particularly excels in Math.

The Regular College Preparatory Sequence is perfect for all students wishing to proceed to college study, with classes tailored around their individual needs. This academic prowess is complemented through small class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio, enabling the school’s superb staff to devote time and attention to all levels of ability and need. The school’s courses have countless accreditations, affirming its commitment to quality at all levels.

    International outlook

International students less confident in their English skills should feel very comfortable here, with SMA providing an outstanding programme for them with a rich ESL course at its heart.

    Specialist support

SMA is unlike many private boarding schools in that it understands and provides for students who are struggling. A sophisticated distance learning programme and credit recovery is present, with students able to attend evening study halls either in their dorms or the classroom.

SMA’s Learning Skills Program is on hand to work with students with the likes of ADD, ADHD and dyslexia, with specialist tutoring and assistance allowing all to fulfil their academic potential.