San Marcos Academy Apply Now Button

San Marcos Academy was named one of the 30 Best Christian Boarding Schools in America by TheBestSchools.org. TheBestSchools.org 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. Click here to read the entire article and view the profile of SMA.

Summer Reading Assignments

While summer is the time for relaxation, vacations and fun in the sun, it is also a good time to look ahead and prepare for the 2017-18 school year!

Students can do this by diving in to their summer reading assignments (see links below).

If you have any questions, contact the associate academic deans, Dr. Brian Guenther (512-753-8070) in the middle school or Mrs. Cindy Brooks (512-753-8019) in the high school.

Happy Reading!

Lower School Summer Reading (grades 4-5)

Middle School Summer Reading (grades 6-8)

Upper School Summer Reading (grades 9-12)







Registration Information for 2017-18



All San Marcos Academy students, whether new or returning, must complete the registration process before starting classes at SMA. Day students will need to make an individual appointment, while boarding students will have designated registration days. Following are the registration dates for the 2017-18 school year:

Upper School Day Students (grades 9-12)
M-F, July 31 – Aug. 4, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Please call the school office at 512-753-8040
or email Tarah Parsons at ParsonsT@smabears.org to schedule a specific day and time.

Football, Volleyball & Cheer Upper School Athletic Camps (Boarding Student Registration)
Sunday, Aug. 6, 1:30-4 p.m.
Report to the School Office upon arrival.

Lower/Middle School Day Students (grades 4-8)
T-Th, Aug. 8-10, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Please call the school office at 512-753-8040
or email Tarah Parsons at ParsonsT@smabears.org to schedule a specific day and time.

International Student Registration
Friday, Aug. 11, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Report to the School Office upon arrival.

Boarding Student Registration (all grades)
Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. to noon
Report to Library upon arrival

NOTE: If you are unable to register during the assigned times listed above, please contact the admissions office (512-753-8000) to schedule an alternate time for registration.
Register NOW for Fall Athletic Camps

Fall Camps
SMA will offer four camps prior to the start of the Fall 2017 semester.

Boys in grades 5-8 are welcome to attend the
Middle School Football Camp July 31-Aug. 3.

Athletes in grades 9-12 have three camp opportunities
the week of Aug. 7-11:
football (boys), volleyball (girls), and cheerleading (boys and girls).

For more info and to register for these camps,
please visit the Fall Camp link in Smart Tuition.

Coach Les Davis also has a blog for upper school boys (and their parents) about football camp and the upcoming season:
Click here to read the blog

Q: What should I expect at registration?

A: The registration process will take about one to two hours for most students. Additional time may be required for purchasing uniforms and moving into a dormitory room. During registration, students will receive a class schedule and will have an opportunity to approve that schedule or make changes as needed. Following that, students (and parents) will make stops at the business office, infirmary, IT department, bookstore and uniform supply room. Boarding students will also check in with their dormitory hall director and move into their dorm room.


Q: What should I bring to registration?

A: Please be prepared to take care of any financial obligation on the day of registration. Invoices and other financial information as well as instructions for using Smart Tuition will be sent out after a student has been accepted. Also, please bring a current record of immunizations, a current physical examination and any medications that need to be left in the infirmary.

High School students who plan to use their own personal laptops for school should bring their laptop (fully charged) to registration so that our IT staff can load the software and e-books.

Students and parents who will be driving their vehicles on campus regularly will need a permit for their automobile(s). Please have your license plate numbers handy for this purpose; permits are available in the bookstore.


Q: What forms will be required at registration?

A: Posted below are health forms and other important forms that we require at registration. While we will have copies of these forms at registration, we recommend that you review the forms and complete them ahead of time in order to streamline the registration process for you. If parents or guardians are not able to accompany a student to registration, we strongly recommend completing the forms ahead of time and sending them with your student when he or she registers.

IMPORTANT: please note that each student should have a current physical exam dated within three months of his/her arrival on campus as well as updated immunizations. Please also have avilable a photocopy of the front and back of the of the medical insurance card that covers your student.
International Students: the Academy will make arrangements for medical insurance as required by the Federal Government and will have copies of your insurance information.


Forms for Boarding Students, Grades 6-8
Forms for Boarding Students, Grades 9-12*

Forms for Day Students, Grades 4-5
Forms for Day Students, Grades 6-8
Forms for Day Students, Grades 9-12*

* additionally all high school students must complete these two TAPPS forms
Fine Arts
Athletics

Purchasing School Uniforms

SMA sells some uniform items on campus, while others must be purchased through our online uniform provider, Academy Uniforms Online. A few basic items can be purchased through a retail store such as Target or Wal-Mart. Please visit our Uniforms Page to view a list of uniform requirements and for information on how to order items through the Academy Uniforms website. Items sold through our own SMA Bookstore or in our Uniform Supply room may be purchased during registration or by appointment with the bookstore manager. Call or email Cathy Mitchell (512-753-8026) for any uniform questions.



Packing for the Dormitory

Please view our dormitory room check list to see which items we recommend for your boarding student.


Purchasing Books and School Supplies

Books, e-books and school supplies may be purchased during your student’s registration at our school bookstore. We also sell laptops for those who may wish to purchase one for their student. Call or email Cathy Mitchell (512-753-8026) for any questions about school supplies or books.

.

Forms
To Be Completed By:
Special Instructions
All Students
International Students: Please complete the physical exam with your local physician.
Physical must be dated within three months of the student's arrival on campus.
All Students
This form must be completed, signed and dated each year.
All Students
Requires physician information and signature if student has a current prescription. Also requests parent permission to transport medications.
All Students
This form must be completed, signed and dated each year.
All Students
International Students:
This form is completed by your local physician in order that we do not duplicate immunizations.
Returning students: if you received no new immunizations in the past year, indicate “no changes”
Students under care of a mental health professional
None
All Boarding Students
This letter provides information for setting up a Walgreens account for your student for ordering medical prescriptions.
**Copy of front and back of medical insurance card.


**please send us a photocopy of the front and back of the medical insurance card that covers your student
All Students
International Students: the Academy will make arrangements for medical insurance as required by the Federal Government and will have copies of your insurance information.
A copy of the insurance card could be critical if medical treatment is needed
All Students
This form must be completed, signed and dated each year and submitted to the business office.
All Students (whether or not they have a driver's license)
Non-drivers must complete Section I, while student drivers will complete all sections of the form
All High School Students
Will be kept on file at the school in the event that a student chooses to participate in a TAPPS sport
All High School Students
Will be kept on file at the school in the event that a student chooses to participate in a TAPPS academic or fine arts contest
Boarding Students Only
This form provides our dormitory staff with the directives of the parent/guardian for checking out of the dormitory


......


     
2801 Ranch Road 12 | San Marcos, Texas, 78666 |Tel: 512.353.2400