We're built to meet the learning needs of boys. Our mission of offering an exceptional education intentionally crafted for boys is brought to life every day by creating an environment where each boy is known, understood, and valued.
We lead confidently with the ability to communicate and collaborate with empathy — in class, in the lunchroom, on the athletic field, in Chapel, and beyond.
We educate and support boys to lead fulfilling lives, to become lifelong learners, to engage in their communities, and to make a difference. We reinforce The Academy Motto each and every day: Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be.®
Lifelong friendships, a dedicated community, buddy mentors, deeply rooted traditions — it's all part of what makes The Academy Experience a Bond of Brotherhood that lasts a lifetime.
Why San Antonio Academy? Because we know boys, and our boys are known, valued, and understood. The Academy educates boys for life and empowers each young man to fulfill his noble purpose.
San Antonio's Only All Boys Pre-K Through 8th Grade School
SAA Founding Year
Niche.com A+ Rated School
SAA was the first private school in the state to be given full affiliation by the University of Texas.
The first game of modern football in San Antonio was played between The Academy and West Texas.
Dr. W.W. Bondurant purchased San Antonio Academy and expanded the Lower School program.
Dr. W.W. Bondurant created the Military Leadership Program at SAA.
SAA became a non-profit organization in preparation for accepting tax-exempt gifts for expansion.
SAA is accredited by ISAS, and accepted into membership by NAIS the following year.
The teachers at The Academy really help you. They communicate with you – it's not a big classroom full of students, and they don’t talk to a bunch of kids at once. You can go in, get the one-to-one help, and really experience the teacher for who they are and how they can teach you.
I think boys here do well with the rigor of academics because they get to have fun too, and it is just an incredibly vibrant school environment for them. There’s so many activities, so many sports, so many things that complement the academic program that I think that’s ultimately what makes it so effective.
My favorite thing about San Antonio Academy is the sense of true brotherhood among the boys. Whenever I walk on campus with my son, he’s high-fiving other students, at drop-off he’s wanting to stop at specific people because he wants to say ‘hi’… so our windows are down, we’re waving, and we’re doing this every single day. That sense of true friendship, brotherhood, and togetherness is my favorite part about The Academy.
At The Academy, boys can be themselves. They don’t have to put up a front or put up a guard, they can just be who they are. They value intellect, they love to be well read, they value the arts, and you see them doing plays and putting their arms around each other. That was something that stood out to me when I first came to The Academy - boys can truly be themselves here.
The most important thing is the brotherhood here because it taught me how to make friends, and how to be kind towards people. It also taught me how long friendship can last because I still contact a lot of my friends from San Antonio Academy.
News and event information from around campus and The Academy community. Be sure to save the date for the events listed below!
On October 2, 2023, we had the honor of hosting San Antonio Academy alumnus, Alston Beinhorn, class of 1965, as our Alumni Monday speaker during Chapel. During his presentation, Alston spoke to our boys about his life experiences, Academy experiences, and the meaning of leadership.
San Antonio Academy was honored to host Dr. Michael Gurian for a teacher in-service training on Monday, September 25. Dr. Gurian is a distinguished marriage and family counselor, a New York Times bestselling author, and one of the world’s foremost gender experts. A social philosopher and co-founder of the Gurian Institute, he has dedicated his career to bridging the gap between neurobiology, brain research, and education.
SAA's annual Alumni Day is around the corner. For this event, alumni of all ages are invited to attend, will be recognized at Chapel, and will serve as the reviewing party during the first parade of the school year held that morning. This is an important event for 3rd graders and new Upper School students, as these boys will be taking the Joining Oath before officially joining their companies for the parade. Parents of these boys will not want to miss it!
With great honor, we are proud to share that our very own Coach Leon McNeil has been awarded the prestigious title of "Outdoorsman of the Year" by the Texas Wildlife Association Foundation. This well-deserved honor is a testament to Coach McNeil's extraordinary contributions and unwavering dedication to both our community and the great outdoors.
Students in the “All Fired Up” grilling class put their culinary skills to the test this past weekend by competing in Pigpen’s Backyard BBQ Cook-Off.