The annual Alumni vs. 8th Grade Basketball Game is an event both Academy boys and alumni look forward to each year. The tradition, beginning about two decades ago, is a friendly competition between the 8th Grade Wildcat Basketball Team and SAA alumni -- whose ages span across the generations.
In May we announced that SAA's faculty member, Natalie Bock, was awarded a scholarship to study in Spain for a two-week course of advanced academic study in the historic and picturesque city of Cuenca. We asked that she share her experiences with us in real time, so she filed this fun update:
Philippe Jones had an idea to help introduce the game of tennis to kids who typically don’t have the opportunity to play. With no experience but lots of passion, this third grader, with the help from ‘a small village,’ set out to see his vision come to fruition.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019. We wish you the very best in your journey through high school and college.
Academy boys took the annual National Spanish Exam recently, and the results are impressive.
Now in its second year, the Cub Scouts “Pack 1886” continues to teach valuable life skills and life lessons to Academy boys in grades 1st and 2nd.
How did SAA celebrate Valentine’s Day? By showing our love for reading, of course! As part of the Bondurant Library's Valentine's Day Book Swap, boys gathered books to exchange with one another from their own collections.
The Alumni Council of San Antonio Academy of Texas recognized John Webster as the 2019 recipient of the Colonel W.T. Bondurant, Sr. Distinguished Humanitarian Award.
The MATHCOUNTS mathletes competed at St. Mary's University on February 9th. They went up against 16 other schools with more than 150 competitors.
Our Robotics' teams once again brought home top trophies during the First®LEGO® League city tournament.
Fifteen San Antonio Academy boys participated in the AATSP Citywide Colores, Voces y Poesia Speaking and Poetry Contest with impressive results.
Ishan Kanaskar rose to the top of a formidable field to win this year's Geography Bee title. The 7th grader outlasted his 10 other opponents, ending in a riveting final ‘lighting round’ with fellow classmate, Diego Morales.
"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy" The 8th Grade puts on two seperate performances of Shakespeare's Hamlet - A tragedy about Prince's Hamlet's revenge on his Uncle Claudius as he is driven to madness by the ghost of his father.
This competitive tradition brings alumni together with the 8th grade Wildcat basketball team for a fun annual rivalry.
Author, Kathryn Otoshi, engaged all ages during her visit on October 18. She opened by telling the boys that she sees books as doorways making it possible to go anywhere. Her books are full of symbols. She considers a solid line as the person who picks you up.