Why San Marcos Academy?

A Wholesome and Nurturing Environment 

We at San Marcos Academy thank you for considering us for your child's education.

As a leading private Boarding and Day Christian school located in San Marcos, TX, SMA is dedicated to providing quality learning opportunities for young men and women by offering a nurturing environment and wholesome atmosphere to help ensure they can reach their full potential. San Marcos Academy is proud of its high standards for academic excellence and the success our students achieve while at the Academy and after graduation.

The staff and faculty of San Marcos Academy will help to develop the growth of mind, body and spirit in your sons and daughters so they can focus on their educational pursuits and personal development.

San Marcos Academy is proud to have an A+ Niche ranking in both Christian Boarding and Day Schools in America. We are one of only a handful of private day & boarding schools in Texas that have maintained continuous accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancEd) for more than a century.
San Marcos Academy is proud to have been selected as one of the 30 Best Christian Boarding Schools in America.

Meet the Admissions Team

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  • Corey Boyer

    Corey has served at San Marcos Academy for the last 16 years, occupying various roles during his time here. Prior to his current work as the Director of Recruitment & International Student Relations he has served as the Dean of Residential Life overseeing the residential life program as well as the international boarding program. Corey is also the father of two San Marcos Academy graduates.
  • Mattie Howard

    Mattie has served many years in the Office of Admissions at San Marcos Academy beginning in 1996. After some time away to start her family, she returned to SMA in 2014. Mattie currently serves as the Director of Admissions and strongly believes in the amazing education and experience that San Marcos Academy provides. Her husband, brother, and her two older sons are all graduates of SMA, and her younger son is a current student. She loves to meet new families and help students find their place at San Marcos Academy.
  • Tiffany Portis

    Tiffany began serving current and incoming families in the admissions office in 2020, but has been a part of the SMA family since 2016 in multiple capacities. During her visits with families, Tiffany enjoys sharing her own SMA experiences as a volunteer, wife of a Dorm Director, and mom to five SMA students of her own. Seeing all sides and aspects of SMA has allowed her to connect with families and appreciate their perspective. Tiffany is looking forward to visiting with you and learning about your child, and sharing what San Marcos Academy has to offer to you all.
  • Tina Brown

    Tina loves sharing with potential new families all that SMA has to offer! Prior to working at SMA, Tina was a school librarian for 17 years and a former 1st grade teacher for 7 years.
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