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Where Boyhood is Celebrated

Since 1886, The Academy has done more than prepare boys for high school. We educate them to succeed in life – scholastically, emotionally, and physically. All aspects of the SAA experience are focused on the educational and developmental needs of boys. In other words, we know boys.

Academy Boys graduate with a strong academic foundation, a positive self-image, strong leadership skills, and much more. Boys learn that integrity, pride in achievement, and kindness are as important as their scholastic work, and what it truly means to be a gentleman.

At The Academy, boys are taught to Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be.®

Admissions Process

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We welcome you to visit our campus located in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood of San Antonio. The admissions process is designed for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you. We're eager to meet you!

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San Antonio Academy Campus

A visit to campus could be the start of something great! You may schedule a tour to learn more about each of our programs: Primary School (Pre-K—2nd Grade), Elementary School (3rd—5th Grade), or Middle School (6th—8th Grade).

Affording The Academy Experience

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An Academy education can make a difference for every boy who experiences it. Thanks to our generous Academy community, we’re able to offer tuition assistance to qualified students demonstrating need.


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Learn Why Families Choose The Academy

Hear from our Parent Ambassadors as they tell us about their Academy experience.

The Banks Family

We heard so many wonderful things about SAA boys: their integrity, their manners, their academic capabilities, and we knew right away that it was a school we needed to tour.

The Nicewander Family

Friends who teach high school shared that the Academy Boys always stood apart in class for their strong leadership skills and manners, which only solidified our school decision.

The Rohlfs Family

Beyond the education (which is excellent), each of my sons are known, uplifted and cherished for their individual talents and personalities.

I have known many exceptional boys and men who have benefitted from their years at SAA, as have their families. The school truly fulfills its promise of turning boys into the leaders of tomorrow. – Mary McNelis, Class of '24 Parent 

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Transportation is now available to enrolled students from Northwest San Antonio.

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After-School Programming

A wide array of extracurricular activities are offered beyond the regular school day, as well as an after-school care option.

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News - Events Panel

Admissions Events & Deadlines

Upcoming open house events and important scholarship deadlines.

News Slideshow

dr. gurian presentation

San Antonio Academy welcomed hundreds of parents, grandparents, professionals, and interested community members into Ellison Hall Wednesday evening to hear from renowned author and psychologist Dr. Michael Gurian. In his presentation, "The Mind of Boys," Dr. Gurian focused on how to nurture boys' success in school and beyond. Drawing from more than three decades of research in brain science, education, and family dynamics, he provided a blend of humor, practical advice, and scientific rigor.

Read More about New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dr. Michael Gurian Presents "The Mind of Boys"
Dr. Gurian Parent Ed

Please join us for a humorous, practical, and science-based presentation from New York Times bestselling author Dr. Michael Gurian, as he focuses on how to help boys succeed in school and in life. Based on more than 30 years of research in brain science, education, and practical parenting, Dr. Gurian traces how a boy’s learning and social-emotional mind grow, how girls and boys learn and grow differently, and how cultural upbringing influences our children today.

Read More about Parent Education Presentation Featuring Dr. Michael Gurian: February 28
ADHD and Homework Struggles

All kids struggle with completing homework at some time or another. Kids with ADHD have an especially difficult time getting organized, getting started, and staying focused until the end. ADHD is essentially a deficit in executive functioning. Executive functions are the skills needed to succeed in school and life, like organization, emotional regulation, task initiation, goal setting, and time management.

An interesting fact about executive functioning skills is that no one is born with them. Everyone must be taught these skills. So when your son is struggling, remind yourself that your son has not developed those skills yet, and there is still hope. Read on for four questions you may have asked while helping your son with homework, followed by ideas on how you can help your son develop the skills needed to be successful in school and life.

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Meet Our Alumni

San Antonio Academy has graduated leaders from San Antonio, South Texas and beyond since 1886. SAA alumni include astronauts, Congressmen, attorneys, doctors, engineers, business professionals - and even a Flying Tiger! Learn about the men who call The Academy their alma mater.

San Antonio Academy is a non-profit, non-denominational, tax-exempt school, pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. San Antonio Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.