I am proud of our graduates.
They have faced true adversity this year; however, their character has shown through during this difficult time. They will be stronger for what they have endured.
They will not forget what they have experienced throughout all their years at SAA: the strong Bond of Brotherhood, making life-long memories, and the knowledge they have gained from their teachers and coaches. During this spring, perhaps they have gained a greater appreciation for family, health and the outdoors.
On May 22, the 8th Grade Class of 2020 will officially become the 134th graduating class of San Antonio Academy.
Join us on that day in celebrating these boys, and all of the boys of SAA.
- High School Selections
- Details for May 22
- Field Awards
- Special Awards
- Message from Alumni
- 8th Grade Ring
- Bondurant Gate
- Peacock/Buzzini Cannon
- Celebrating Years of Service
- We're Ready Alumni
Class of 2020 High School Selections:
2. Christopher Chan
3. William Bankler
2. Patrick Synder
3. Mason Gutierrez6th Grade:
2. Brooks Johnson
3. Nayan Sharma
SAA's Bond of Brothers remains strong through adversity. We've asked our alumni to share words of hope and wisdom that can comfort and guide our 8th graders as they put recent events into perspective and navigate these uncharted waters. On behalf of the San Antonio Academy Alumni Association, Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
In 1986,The Bondurant Gate was dedicated in honor of three generations of Bondurants who lead the school for 80 years by Mr. & Mrs. J. Laland McCormick, parents of James '81 and Thomas '87. As tradition, graduates pass through the gate during Commencement. The Bondurant Gate symbolizes a portal into the rest of the graduates's life as he leaves SAA with a strong foundation.
The Peacock - Origins of the San Antonio Academy Cannon
Walter was also a great patriot and loved America passionately. In 1898, during the Spanish American War, he volunteered to serve in the US Navy Militia and served as a landsman to the Civil War era iron clad ship Nahant, which was stationed in New York Harbor.
Most everything he did was suffused in patriotism. He had a flagpole in front of his house and raised and lowered the colors daily, often to the accompaniment of the firing of a small twelve gauge, shot gun cannon which he also used for the starting of various sailboat regattas held on a nearby lake. In 1947 my father Walter J. Buzzini, III was a sophomore cadet at Peacock Military Academy. It was during this time that he had been given the cannon in New York and had brought it back to San Antonio. Having learned of this, Colonel Donald Peacock, one of two brothers who owned and operated the school, assigned my father to the newly created cadet position of “Cannoneer". As such, it became my father’s daily duty to shoot off the little cannon before the lowering of the colors at Retreat. Colonel Peacock became so enamored of the cannon (he personally supplied the blank shotgun shells) that he finally had its barrel permanently welded to the breech of one of the two 37 millimeter guns which resided by the flag pole. My father continued his duty as “Cannoneer” until he was made Battalion Commander at the beginning of his senior year.
Alumni Words of Wisdom
SAA's Bond of Brothers remains strong through adversity. We've asked our alumni to share words of hope and wisdom that can comfort and guide our 8th graders as they put recent events into perspective and navigate these uncharted waters. On behalf of the San Antonio Alumni Association, Congratulations to the Class of 2020!