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The Seeley Society

Over 125 years ago Dr. W.B. Seeley, a graduate of Princeton University, moved to San Antonio for health reasons. Someone told him, “Seeley, you’ve been in education, and you just can’t imagine how badly San Antonio needs someone to really develop the educational potential of this growing town.”

In 1886, Dr. Seeley opened a new school, and opening day brought 30 boys to The Seeley School, located at 231 East Houston Street, near the corner of Navarro. By year’s end, enrollment increased to 64 students. In 1894, The Seeley School changed its name to San Antonio Academy. Dr. Seeley’s concept of developing academic discipline, strong character, and good physical condition became the hallmarks of San Antonio Academy. Today, San Antonio Academy continues to build young men of character, teaching them how important it is to be honest…be kind…and be the best they can be.

The Seeley Society is named in honor of Dr. Seeley and recognizes individuals who leave their legacy through estate gifts. There are no membership fees or minimum gift requirements to join The Seeley Society. One gift creates lifetime membership (unless the gift is retracted). Even if you choose to remain anonymous, the acknowledgment of your gift can serve as a powerful example for other potential donors.

If you have remembered SAA in your will, or if you wish to receive more information on Planned Giving, please contact The Academy's Development Office at 210-733-7331 or

A list of The Seeley Society members will be published in our Annual Report.

Founder of SAA, Dr. W. B. Seeley

SAA Founder, Dr. W.B. Seeley, 1886