- Listing Type: Private Schools
- Residency: Day, Residential
- Type: Private
- Grades Offered: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
- Country: United States
- High School Admission Test: Not Required
- Affiliation: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
- CEEB: 53161
- IPED: 80155
- Application Fee: $100
- Tution Boarding: $45,400
- Tution Day: $21,250
- Percent Boarding: $70
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
Southwestern Academy is an independent, non-profit high school. Here, you can reach your highest potential, participate in sports and activities, and make lifelong friendships.
Southwestern offers and shall continue to offer programs to strengthen students through small classes—normally of eight to twelve students—with personalized lessons, achievement grouping, two unique campuses in safe environments, and especially by supporting student achievements through an involved, nurturing, caring staff who create an environment for individual student success.
Southwestern shall balance enrollments by actively promoting cultural diversity and social heterogeneity in its student body. We seek to admit motivated, successful students who want smaller classes and personalized instruction. We believe also in giving a chance to students who may have experienced unsuccessful schooling elsewhere, when they have the abilities and willingness to try. We believe in giving students love and encouragement to overcome obstacles, and in providing and stimulating participation in a wide variety of activities and athletics that they might not encounter in a larger setting. We work with students who want to be here and who will help their fellow students; if a student continues to hurt the community, we will help find more appropriate placement for that student. Our staff decisions about students will be based on the assessment of each case, rather than a comparison with inflexible standards. We will work to recruit American and international students who will benefit from and add to our school.
Our student body of approximately one hundred individuals, is made up of approximately 70% boarding students hailing from nearly twenty different countries and 30% day students from communities in and around San Marino.