San Marcos Academy was named one of the 30 Best
Christian Boarding Schools
in America by
selected SMA based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence,
extracurricular richness, geographical and demographical diversity, and reputation. TheBestSchools.org is a
leading resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree.
to read the entire article and view the profile of SMA.
College Prep Boarding Schools in Texas
Impact of House Bill 5
Guidance Counselor Lynne Ritchie has prepared a slide presentation to explain House Bill 5, which restructured the Texas graduation
requirements. Under HB5, there has been a movement from the "4 x 4" graduation plan to a 22-credit
Foundation High School Program.
Students can also earn endorsements in specific areas of study by
completing four additional credits. Please contact
for any questions related to these graduation requirements and options.
House Bill 5 Overview
A quick search on the web for “college prep boarding schools in Texas” will reveal that there are
actually very few choices in Texas for parents today. One of those you will find is San Marcos Academy.
San Marcos Academy has been serving the national and international community for more than 100 years and has
a rich history of success in preparing young men and women for the rigors of college. San Marcos Academy is
extremely proud to be one of the top college prep boarding schools in Texas, and we believe the SMA Experience
brings out the very best in students.
College Prep Academics
San Marcos Academy provides students with a challenging and dynamic curriculum that is far above that found in
public school systems and surpasses many other private schools. Our honors and AP courses coupled with our dual
college credit courses offer our students a unique advantage over many other schools. Our students leave the
Academy better prepared for what they will face in college, and the success rate of our students at the college
level proves that our system works. Take the time to look over our
Curriculum Course Sequence and Grade Level Overviews
and you will immediately see that we offer the very best in an academic program.
At San Marcos Academy, we are not all about classes and studying; our goal is to develop the total person. We
provide education in a nurturing environment to help young men and women build lives that are characterized by
integrity and a strong moral compass. We strive to encourage our students to develop a lifelong desire to learn
and grow. All of this is accomplished in a community based upon Christian values. Our students are provided a
wide variety of athletics and activities to help produce well-rounded young adults, ready for the challenges
they will face upon graduation. Our goal and mission is to ensure that each student who graduates is as well
prepared for life as possible. San Marcos Academy has been doing this successfully for more than 100 years!
Find Out More About College Prep at San Marcos Academy
If you would like to learn more about San Marcos Academy and why it is one of the best college prep boarding
schools in Texas please use our
and one of our Admissions representatives will contact you to discuss your needs.