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Building a Foundation for Boys - It All Begins Here

San Antonio Academy was founded in 1886 by Dr. W.B. Seeley, who sought to develop young men with academic discipline, strong character, and good physical condition. These traits became the hallmarks of San Antonio Academy.

Today, Dr. Seeley's legacy serves as our inspiration. We continue to build young men of character, teaching them how important it is to "Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be." We are committed to Four Foundational Pillars throughout our Primary, Elementary, and Middle School programming: Scholarship, Leadership, Integrity, and Brotherhood. Everything that our students experience is rooted in what's best for boys: how they learn, how their brains develop, and how they engage with the world around them. 

We educate boys for life and prepare each young man to fulfill his noble purpose.


Mission and Vision Posters

San Antonio Academy offers an exceptional education intentionally crafted for boys Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.


San Antonio Academy Board of Trustees

Meet the distinguished leaders who come together and provide council for our school.

2022 Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Learn about our strategic plan that provides a framework for our school. Deeply rooted in The Academy’s long-held traditions and values, the plan calls for the school to build upon its strengths and sets the course for a vibrant future. 

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Gather Under the Oak 2024

SAA alumni from classes spanning eight decades gathered for a reception on Thursday, May 23, to relive, reconnect, and remember with fellow alumni. During the annual Gather Under the Oak Tree event, the San Antonio Academy Alumni Association presented this year's Young Alumnus Award to Jamey Steen '03. The Young Alumnus Award was established in 2022 and gives SAA alumni the opportunity to nominate a fellow alumnus aged 35 and younger who is a rising star and who excels in representing the four pillars of San Antonio Academy graduates – scholarship, leadership, integrity, and brotherhood. To read more about Mr. Steen's many accomplishments, read his full bio.


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Class of 2024 Gift

The recently graduated class of 2024 gifted The Academy with a beautifully crafted flag stand made by SAA alumnus and former coach Bobby Zander '72. This is a meaningful and sentimental piece, as it was made using salvaged wood from The Academy's old gym, which was removed in 2020. It is also engraved with a dedication to our beloved and recently retired Mr. Barry Bradley. The stand is located in the lobby of the Bondurant Field House and Fine Arts Building.


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Class of 2020 Reunion

SAA's class of 2020 joined us on campus the evening of Thursday, May 16 to reconnect with each other and their former teachers as they prepare for their upcoming high school graduation. It was a pleasure to welcome back all those who attended! Come this fall, San Antonio Academy alumni will be claiming the campuses of UT Austin, Texas Tech, Boston College, Colorado School of Mines, MIT, Texas A&M, TCU, Baylor, and The University of Oklahoma, to name a few.


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Class of 2024

While it is bittersweet to see our Class of 2024 prepare to graduate, it is our hope that they remain in touch with us at The Academy as they continue their education. Our 8th grade Cadets have had a very busy spring, including the 8th grade class trip, the Shakespeare Play, Military Ball, Alumni/8th Grade Luncheon, 8th Grade Debate, and of course, Commencement with a luncheon to follow at Estancia del Norte. What an accomplishment these boys have achieved!

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Our History

Since 1886, San Antonio Academy has been a beacon of our community, graduating leaders who have gone on to become astronauts, Congressmen, attorneys, doctors, artists, engineers, and business professionals. Take a journey through our history, from the earliest days of "The Seeley School," to our present campus on East French Place.