Our Mission Statement
The mission of The Master's School is to provide its students with a challenging academic experience designed to help know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and excellent and to prepare them to live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.
The Master’s School was founded by Beth LeDoux in 1993 to offer children of the San Marcos area excellent academic opportunities within a Christian environment. The Master’s School is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and Educational Records Bureau. From our original enrollment of nine students in grades one through four, The Master’s School has grown to serve students in grades kindergarten through 6th grade.
God has provided varied settings for the housing of our classes and the operation of the school. Our school is currently located at 1664 Centerpoint Road. The Master’s School was generously gifted 17 acres of land on Centerpoint Road in San Marcos by the Garland Warren Family and Sac-N-Pac, Inc.
With 22 years of proven excellence The Master's School of San Marcos is Christ-centered, classically-modeled and academically advanced. As the name implies, the school is dedicated to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The school provides a Christian environment that fosters Christ's love, practices Christian principles, and teaches Christian values. The tuition-based, kindergarten through sixth grade program is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency through the Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools. The school is also a member of Association of Christian Schools International.
The curriculum includes art, music and Spanish in all grades, Latin beginning in fourth grade, and Leadership beginning in fifth and sixth grade. Classically modeled, the school's environment and curriculum draw upon the heritage of western civilization and culture, emphasizing classical literature, art and music. The Master's School features an optional choir, Discipulos de Cantis, for interested students. An after school program is also available. Each year students choose an independent project for presentation to showcase their personal interests and skills. Also, each class annually chooses a service project in which each class member participates to benefit those outside the school. Typically the project is either a single event or series of ongoing activities.
As a Christian school, we hold Scripture as Truth. As such a Biblical worldview undergirds all academic studies. Bible study in the classroom begins each day and a school-wide chapel highlights Friday mornings. The classical teaching model implemented by The Master's School is a time-proven educational method. Classical education refers both to the teaching approach and the content of the curriculum. The classical teaching methodology is based on what is referred to as the "Trivium", or a three-pronged approach to each subject. Beginning with the Grammar, the student studies the basic particulars of each subject. Logic (or dialectic) deals with the reasoning, which ties all the various particulars together. It gives one the basis for integrating bodies of knowledge and proving the correct relationships in and between subjects. Rhetoric focuses on the clear and effective expression of facts, ideas, and relationships through written and oral presentations. These three master disciplines, or tools of learning-Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric-are applied to every subject.