SRP San Marcos Baptist Academy

San Marcos Academy CampusOverview
San Marcos Baptist Academy also referred to as San Marcos Academy has been furnishing exemplary work in the field of education since the year 1907. As one of the oldest residential educational institutions in Texas, this academy endeavors to nurture young talent on the path laid down by Christian ethics. The school functions under the umbrella of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.  The academy welcomes boy and girl students for enrollment in grades 7 to 12 from across the globe. The aim is to provide a well structured environment conducive to the upbringing of students, who grow up to serve the community and nation in a better way.

Type Private, Co-ed, Boarding
Grades 6-12
Gender Private, Co-ed, Boarding
Tution Fee
  • $25,511 for boarding students
  • $27,511 for international students
  • $7,996 for day students grades 9-12
  • $7,565 for day students in grades 7 and 8
  • August 1, 2013 – Tuition and boarding fees are $45,000 for international students & $9,700 for day students
Total Students 300
Teachers Ratio 1:6

San Marcos Academy logoThe mission of the school authority and facilitators is to raise prospective leaders of tomorrow. Special emphasis is laid on values of integrity, strong moral ethics and compassion towards fellowmen. From a very early stage in life, students are taught to value and follow the teachings of Christ.


The school was founded by the Southwest Texas Baptist Conference in the year 1907. The funds for the establishment were raised by the residents of San Marcos. The school commenced its journey under the dynamic leadership of James Milton Carroll. In the inception year itself, the school enrolled 200 students. In the year 1911, the academy came under the administrative purview of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The school has been operating from its present location since 1979.  The institution accepts students following varied religious beliefs. Chapel services are kept optional for students enrolled in day and boarding programs.

The campus of this prestigious Baptist academy covers an enormous area of more than 200 acres in Texas Hill Country. The location has brilliant scenic value surrounded by nature and wild life. The foyer area at the academy is the cardinal site of social interactions between the students and imminent personalities from the outer world. In 2014, the Jamail Center was established to house the sport and other extra-curricular activities. The Sodexho cafeteria offers healthy and delicious food to the faculty and students at an extremely reasonable price.

San Marcos Academy is open for admission all through the annual year. The semesters commence in fall and spring. All applications are treated at par without any bias with respect to religion or nationality. International candidates are also given equal importance. However, it is advisable for them to apply early so as to gain time to procure the mandatory F-1 Visa. Applications can be filled with the help of online contact form. The tuition fee charges for boarding students are about $31,500 and day scholars is approximately $9828. These charges do not include cost of books, uniforms and other additional requisites.

Address 2801 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, Texas, United States
County Hays
Size 220 Acres
Year Founded 1907
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accrediting Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools (ACTABS)
  • Texas Education Agency (TEA)
  • Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
  • Texas Christian Athletic League (T-CAL)
  • Christian Athletic League of San Antonio (CALSA)

San Marcos Academy is one of the leading Christian boarding schools in America.  Owing to the academy’s excellent educational infrastructure for the last 100 years, it has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The competent faculty members aim to inspire students to reach their highest potential. The cognitive and life skills derived by the experience at the academy facilitate success in every walk of life.

San Marcos Academy Sports

The academy offers a rich physical experience to its students. The students can participate in several sports as per their inclination. Some of these include football, basketball, soccer, swimming, cross country, tennis, golf, baseball, and softball. The school campus is equipped with state-of-the-art gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, riding area and golf course. The school endeavors to train students towards attaining a healthy mind, body and soul.

Admission Information:

For any admission related queries reach out to:
Mrs. Shelley Henry, Director of Admissions

  • Admissions Phone: 512-753-8000
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