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President's Welcome

For more than 100 years, San Marcos Academy has offered excellence in coeducational, college preparatory education for boarding and day students within a nurturing, Christian community. It has been my privilege to serve this school in one capacity or another for five decades. As president, I am honored to guide our faculty and staff as we prepare our students for the future and share with them the love of Jesus Christ.

The first graduating class from San Marcos Academy received their diplomas in 1908. More than 6,000 outstanding young men and women have graduated from San Marcos Academy since that time. Our hope and prayer is that all of our graduates will become leaders whose lives are built on integrity, a strong moral compass and a total commitment to life-long learning and who exemplify Christ’s devotion to service and His compassionate concern for others. We consider it our mission and calling to facilitate this vision.

As parents, you want the best educational experience possible for your son and daughter. As you evaluate schools to find the right fit for your child, I encourage you to look closely at San Marcos Academy. Named one of the top 30 Christian schools in the country, SMA provides challenging yet personalized instruction by caring, well-trained teachers. Our residence life, recreation and Christian ministries staffs offer the structure and guidance students need to learn key life skills as they grow and mature into young adults.

Former and current students have tried to pinpoint what it is that makes the Academy so special. Having worked with and observed students at San Marcos Academy for 50 years, I can tell you that we offer a one-of-a-kind, transformational experience that can lay the groundwork for a successful future. I invite you to learn more about this remarkable “Academy Experience” by exploring our website or, better yet, visiting our campus to see it for yourself.

Blessings to you,
Jimmie Scott

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie Scott

Jimmie Scott was named President at San Marcos Academy by the Board of Trustees on July 8, 2015. Prior to that appointment, he had served as Interim President for six months. Mr. Scott first came to San Marcos Academy in 1964 as Associate Dean under President William H. Crook. A year later, he was promoted to Academic Dean by President Jack Byrom and later served as Academic Vice President and Executive Vice President, retiring in 1996. After his retirement, Scott continued to assist the Academy with recruiting and fund-raising efforts. He was named to the Academy's Board of Trustees in 2005 and served one term as Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Scott served for 23 years on the Secondary Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and was a member of several other committees for that organization. He also served 23 years as a member of the Board for the Southern Association of Independent Schools, where he held several offices, including president. Additionally, Scott was a commissioner for the Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools. In 1996, Mr. Scott was awarded the coveted Exemplary Service Medal from the Academy for “distinguished service to God and man through Christian education.”

Scott received his bachelor's degree in business and master's in education degrees from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). He has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of San Marcos High School. He and his wife, Janet, have two daughters, five granddaughters, and one great-grandson.

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