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

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How We Learn

Scholarship

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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

Leadership

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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

Integrity

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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

Brotherhood

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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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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.

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San Antonio's Only All Boys Pre-K Through 8th Grade School

1886

SAA Founding Year

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Niche.com A+ Rated School

10:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

9

Sports Offered

300+

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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

1886

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

1894

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

1906

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

1919

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

1960

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

1988

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Carol Sobey

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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.

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Ankith Padala '21

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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.

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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!

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Cash Corrigan Named Winner of the 2024 W.T. Bondurant Jr. Oratorical Contest

San Antonio Academy is proud to announce 6th grader Cash Corrigan as the 2024 W.T. Bondurant Jr. Oratorical Contest winner, with his essay entitled, "You are Not a Man Without Courage." Named for W. T. Bondurant Jr., president of SAA from 1960-1985, the Oratorical Contest is held annually to give Middle School students the opportunity to further develop their public speaking skills, an important aspect of The Academy curriculum. Six Academy students from grades 6-8 (two boys from each grade) present their personal essays in front of an alumni audience who volunteer to judge the contest.

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MATHCOUNTS competition

Four San Antonio Academy mathletes competed at the MATHCOUNTS® Bexar Chapter Competition held this past Saturday, Feb. 17, at Saint Mary's University. This regional event was a qualifier for the state competition planned for next month in Irving, Texas. We are excited to announce that 7th grader Ford Allen qualified individually and will represent The Academy at the State Competition.

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Barry Bradley

With deepest gratitude, we announce the retirement of our beloved history teacher of 47 years, Mr. Barry Bradley, at the conclusion of the 2023-24 school year. Please mark your calendars for the evening of Wednesday, May 1, to join us in celebrating his career. More details are forthcoming. In the meantime, we are collecting photos, messages, letters, etc. to present to Mr. Bradley upon his retirement. To submit a tribute, please email mrbradley@sa-academy.org or bring hard copies to The Academy attention: Development.

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