SAA kicked off rodeo season this morning with one of our community's favorite traditions — Cowboy Breakfast! On the cool, crisp morning, hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls made their way to The Academy's Moody Refectory for some delicious breakfast tacos, biscuits and gravy, french toast sticks, coffee, and hot chocolate. Students, parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff all gathered 'round to enjoy and celebrate our Texan roots. Whether it was grubin' together, warming up by the campfire, listening to some country western tunes, practicing steer ropin', or cuddling with some adorable puppies, everyone celebrated cowboy culture The Academy Way!
Four San Antonio Academy robotics teams competed at the VEX IQ Kaleo Frosty Qualifier Tournament held in Universal City on Saturday, January 21. It was a battle of the bots as the boys went up against 21 private, charter, and homeschool teams in the day-long competition, some traveling as far as Houston and Kerrville to attend the event. The Frosty Qualifier Tournament qualifies teams for the 2023 Region 4 VEX IQ Middle School Championship scheduled for March 5 in Hutto, TX.
It was a pleasure to have SAA alumnus, Roan Erwin, class of 2018, as our Alumni Monday speaker on January 23, 2023. Roan spoke to the boys about the lasting bonds he created during his time at The Academy and focused on the people/educators that he says "cultivates the experiences and shapes the memories" of every Academy Boy.
In recognition of National Squirrel Appreciation Day, we're showcasing a special project from the San Antonio Academy Outdoor Leadership classes. Last semester, the boys collectively participated in making squirrel feeders to put up around campus.
Ten Elementary and Middle School students participated in an intense battle for the top spelling honor at San Antonio Academy's 2023 Spelling Bee.
The Wildcat basketball teams played their last home games of the season against rivals TMI Episcopal on Thursday, January 12, 2023. It was a packed house as fans came out to support the cats in this home closer.
On January 11, 2023, ten Elementary and Middle School Academy boys went head-to-head in an intense quiz competition of all things world geography in hopes of receiving the champion title of the annual San Antonio Academy Geography Bee.
On Monday, January 9, 2023, we were joined by SAA alumnus, Anthony Fletcher class of 2017, as our Alumni Monday speaker. Anthony spoke to the boys about his time here at The Academy and shared some of his experiences while he was a student here. He also encouraged them to remember two things as they continue their journey, to always strive to be their best and to remember to take time to pay attention to the small details, as it will help the bigger details fall into place.
See event photos from The Academy's "Around the World in Half an Hour" holiday concerts on Thursday, December 15.
San Antonio Academy teachers ask the boys to support grade-level service projects during the holiday season each year. These projects help teach students the importance of volunteerism and the values of kindness, compassion, and selflessness. Here's a glimpse at how each of our grade-levels spread the holiday cheer throughout the San Antonio community this year.
San Antonio Academy is pleased to announce Loren Maybrier has joined The Academy’s Advancement team as Director of Development.
On December 5, 2022, we were joined by SAA alumnus, Dr. Jose Bonilla class of 1998, as our speaker for Alumni Monday. He spoke to our boys about his time spent at The Academy and the importance of our motto "Be Honest. Be Kind. Be the best you can be". He reminded them this morning, that although it may seem hard to uphold these values daily, it will only get easier the more they put them into practice.
With a grateful heart and a giving spirit, the San Antonio Academy community came together to donate more than 22,000 items to the San Antonio Food Bank during the school’s annual food drive, shattering all previous school records. The food drive collection took place from November 7-18, concluding the Friday before Thanksgiving Break.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day at The Academy on Friday, November 18. See event photos.
We had the honor of being joined by SAA alumnus, Landes Rangel class of 2009, on November 14, 2022, as our Alumni Monday speaker. As a current San Antonio Police Officer, Landes spoke to our boys about perseverance and never giving up on something you want. He credits his time at SAA for giving him the qualities of a leader and teaching him how to be headstrong to endure his training in the Police Academy.