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!
San Antonio Academy congratulates Jennifer Colglazier for her promotion to Chief Development Officer.
It was a privilege to welcome back SAA alumnus Jim Yancy, Class of 1966, as our Alumni Monday speaker during chapel on Monday, December 4. Jim and his family have been supporting The Academy with a family legacy for over 60 years. He and his brother both attended, as well as his two sons Will Yancy '05 and Wes Yancy '08, and plan to continue the legacy with his grandson Charles.
In the spirit of holiday giving, San Antonio Academy proudly announces the extraordinary success of our annual food drive in support of the San Antonio Food Bank. The annual school-wide initiative exceeded all expectations by collecting 24,000 pounds of food. This not only doubled our ambitious goal of 12,000 pounds but also surpassed last year’s total, setting an unprecedented record for our school.
It is with immense gratitude that we announce a gift that will greatly impact the future of San Antonio Academy. The Semmes Foundation has made a $5 million gift to The Academy, establishing the Semmes Foundation Head of School Endowment.
Investment income from this endowment will supplement the annual salary and benefits for the Head of School position, having an enduring and positive impact on The Academy’s operational budget for many years to come.
On Monday, November 27, we had the privilege of welcoming back Joe Rubin, Class of 1973, as our Alumni Monday speaker. Joe's connection to San Antonio Academy runs deep, with a family legacy spanning three generations—his father, Jay Rubin ‘41, and his son, Griffin Rubin ‘09.
In his inspiring speech, Joe shared insights into his remarkable journey from The Academy to becoming a successful tax lawyer, serving notable clients, including pro football players and a diverse array of professionals. He highlighted the enduring lessons he learned during his time at The Academy, which continue to shape his career and life.