John & Barbara Lent

All five of our children graduated from SMSA. They not only received a quality education that prepared them for life – but were also instilled with the importance of serving others, especially those in need. Our children received a “whole person” education, not just a diploma. They had dedicated, caring teachers and staff that were personally invested in their success – allowing them to thrive.


We are SMSA donors because we want every child and family that desires to attend SMSA to have the opportunity to do so. We are impressed that the Academy continues to serve students and families from all socioeconomic status and faith traditions. It is so important to us that SMSA understands and embraces the gifts that a diverse population brings to the students.


The impact that SMSA graduates make on their community is obvious. The foundation instilled in students is one of the Gospel values of Jesus Christ, which permeate and energize its teaching and its call to service to those in need within our community and within the world.