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be honest.
be kind.
Be the best you can be.

An Exceptional Education Intentionally Crafted for Boys Pre-K Through 8th Grade

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How We Learn



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. 

How We Lead



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.

How We're Taught to Do What's Right



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.®

How We Build a Brotherhood That Lasts a Lifetime



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.



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A Top Private All-Boys School

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


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Our History

With deep historical roots and strong ties to the San Antonio community, The Academy's culture is steeped in tradition that is strongly valued by our students, families, and staff. 

Discover Our Past


Historical Photo of San Antonio Academy 6th Graders

SAA was the first private school in the state to be given full affiliation by the University of Texas.


Historic San Antonio Academy Football Photo

The first game of modern football in San Antonio was played between The Academy and West Texas.


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Dr. W.W. Bondurant purchased San Antonio Academy and expanded the Lower School program.


Historical Photo of San Antonio Academy 6th Graders

Dr. W.W. Bondurant created the Military Leadership Program at SAA.


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SAA became a non-profit organization in preparation for accepting tax-exempt gifts for expansion.


Historic San Antonio Academy Photo from 1980s

SAA is accredited by ISAS, and accepted into membership by NAIS the following year.

hear from our community

We often hear that when you encounter an Academy Boy in our community, you know it. We are proud that their Academy experiences help our boys grow into such fine young men. See these profile quotes as students, parents, faculty, and alumni share their love of The Academy.

Alonzo Peeler '20


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.

SAA Alumnus

Brendan Moore


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.

8th Grade English & Literature Teacher

Sekinat McCormick


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.

SAA Parent

Carol Sobey


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.

Director of Elementary School

Ankith Padala '21

Ankith Class of 20

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.

SAA Alumnus

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The Latest From SAA

News and event information from around campus and The Academy community. Be sure to save the date for the events listed below!

News Slideshow

Alumni Monday Speaker Andrew Gutierrez with Mr. Bradley

It was a pleasure to be joined by SAA alumnus Andrew Gutierrez, Class of 2006, as our Alumni Monday speaker during Chapel on March 20, 2023. During his talk, Andrew focused on The Academy's motto, specifically on the ending that states, "Be the best you can be." He encouraged the boys to always be the best version of themselves by being happy and doing what they love with the people they love.

Read More about Andrew Gutierrez, Class of 2006 (Alumni Monday Speaker)
JR pitching Baseball

San Antonio Academy Wildcats baseball is off to a fantastic start, winning their first two games of the season. On Tuesday, February 28, the boys defeated Bracken Christian School 10-4, and on March 2, gave another upset, winning against FEAST 17-2.

Read More about 2023 Wildcats Baseball

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