Curriculum & Programs
Learning at The Academy
San Antonio Academy’s curriculum is driven by our mission to offer an exceptional education intentionally crafted for boys, Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. We do this through a culture built with our four core values: scholarship, leadership, integrity, and brotherhood. The mission and values are seen in everything we do at SAA, including our curricular program.
Our curriculum provides a strong foundation of academic skills. Students study reading, language arts, social studies, math, science and foreign language. Fine arts, music, integrated technology, library/research skills, and physical education broaden their perspective. We believe that a good education should teach students to solve problems; to express themselves clearly, correctly and cogently; and to become task-committed and self-disciplined.
Three decades of research shows that boys learn differently from girls. As an all-boys school, San Antonio Academy uses research on the unique strengths of the boy brain to create an environment and educational experience that best supports boy development. The Academy is a school where boys get to be boys while learning how to be compassionate leaders.
San Antonio Academy is a wonderful school for our son. The academic opportunities and staff are amazing! We couldn’t be happier with SAA and love their motto: “Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be."– Laura H.
Bond of Brotherhood
The "Bond of Brotherhood" emcompasses all of the signature programs at SAA. An afterschool atmosphere where the boys play and interact together, the opportunities that arise during family-style lunches, and opportunities for the older boys to mentor our younger students, are all part of the unspoken traditions that make The Academy unique.
See how our boys learn in an educational environment intentionally crafted for them.
It was a weekend filled with challenge, brotherhood, and camaraderie, as two of SAA's robotics teams competed in the regional championship round of their respective divisions.
On Tuesday, March 1, SAA will host a viewing of a City Kids Adventures documentary with a Q&A session to follow. We invite Academy families to join us to gain an understanding of this growing relationship and the opportunities available to our boys.
Through his “Tennis 4 All” initiative, San Antonio Academy 7th grader, Philippe Jones, encourages inner-city youth in the City Kids Adventures program to explore the game of tennis. Tennis 4 All is a yearly project in which Philippe organizes a clinic to teach the basics of tennis to kids who may otherwise not have exposure to the sport. He recruits coaches to help provide instruction and to engage participants in fun drills. Additionally, he holds a donation drive of gently used tennis rackets and shoes to refurbish and provide to each child.
Seven San Antonio Academy mathletes competed at the MATHCOUNTS® Bexar Chapter Competition held this past Saturday, Feb. 18, at Saint Mary's University. MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide math skills coaching program that promotes math excellence for middle school students. This regional event was a qualifier for the state competition planned for next month in Austin.
San Antonio Academy's FIRST® LEGO® League team, the "RoBuccaneers," took home the 2nd Place Champion's Award from the Wortham Oaks Qualifier, allowing them to advance to the regional competition scheduled for Saturday, March 4.