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During lunch each day, students sit down together for a family-style meal. It's a favorite time-honored tradition of Academy Boys, families, and staff.

Students are seated at mixed tables with boys from each age group, encouraging brotherly affection between all ages. With large plates of food served family-style, the older boys assist younger students with their meals, allowing the older boys to shine in a leadership role outside of the classroom and drill field. The lunchroom responsibilities grant even the youngest boy an opportunity to lend a hand in the overall cleanup of the dining hall. At the same time, the presence of a teacher at the table affords the boys conversational time with a faculty member who is not part of their daily academics.

Lunchtime at San Antonio Academy

Student lunches are included in tuition and all students eat the meals provided by the school. Meals are prepared on-site, are cooked by SAA's chefs – many of whom have been culinary trained – and accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.

The following lunch options are available daily:

  • Hot meal (rotates daily)
  • Soup (rotates daily)
  • Sandwiches (in-house roasted turkey & cheese, peanut butter & jelly, and peanut butter)
  • Salad bar (includes an assortment of raw veggies, chicken or tuna salad, boiled eggs, and cooked noodles)
  • Fresh fruit cups
  • Special item of the chef's choosing (rotates daily between items such as a prepared salad, bruschetta, grilled vegetables, etc.)
  • Milk, tea, and fruit-infused water

To view daily lunch options, visit the school calendar.