Welcome to San Antonio Academy of Texas, an all boy independent elementary school founded in 1886. SAA has a wonderfully rich history, a legacy that is carried into the classrooms today as we embark on our 134th school year this fall. As an all-boys schools, with grades pre-kindergarten through eight, we focus our attention on understanding and appreciating the unique nature of boyhood. Our faculty, administration, staff, families, and Board of Trustees strive each day to maintain our school’s mission and provide our students with a safe and engaging educational environment.
At San Antonio Academy, we build a foundation for life based upon the love of God and country, integrity and respect for each other -- values that are taught as we gather each morning in chapel to start our school day. We respect those that came before us, and we are honored to have so many distinguished alumni who have made significant contributions within our city, nation, and throughout the world. Their accomplishments serve to inspire us to be the best we can be every day.
The SAA community is united in its conviction for the well-being of our Academy boys. Our talented faculty and staff are committed to excellence and care deeply about the success of each student. Our parents are a part of the SAA team and help us in many important and collaborative ways. At San Antonio Academy, everyone works together to provide a challenging and well-rounded education for our boys that simply does more than prepare them for high school. We educate them to succeed in life — scholastically, emotionally and physically.
I invite you to visit The Academy so you can see first-hand our students and teachers in action. I believe once you arrive, you will quickly feel the sense of community and joy that exists on our campus. Our website provides a digital doorstep, so come on in to see what we’re all about, and while you’re there, please do not hesitate to schedule a tour with Admissions. We look forward to welcoming you to San Antonio Academy!
Associate Head of School - Kimberly Dunn
Kimberly Dunn joined the San Antonio Academy team as its new Associate Head of School in June 2019. Kimberly is a highly qualified and experienced independent school administrator and teacher, who comes to us from Saint Francis Episcopal School in Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Dunn's role as the Associate Head of School, in collaboration with the Head of School, ensures that San Antonio Academy's mission, values, and vision come to life each and every day. Mrs. Dunn's main responsibilities will be overseeing the school's academic programs and providing support and supervision for our faculty. As a member of the Administration, Kimberly is responsible for contributing to the overall leadership of the school and promoting our values of honesty, kindness, and striving for excellence in all that we do.
" I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of San Antonio Academy, a historic school which recognizes the different learning styles of boys, and its mission to focus on providing an environment to create a foundation just for them. As an administrator and teacher from an independent school, I have always been fascinated with the different gender-specific learning styles and techniques through my experience and training with experts like Dr. Michael Thompson and Dr. Leonard Sax. Another reason I was drawn to San Antonio Academy is because of its motto to 'Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be.' Judging from the family atmosphere the school encompasses, it’s more than just a catch phrase– it is actionable, and I can’t wait to get into action this school year."