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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    C+
Southwestern Academy is a top rated, private, boarding school located in San Marino, CA. It has 147 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Tuition is $44,600 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,850
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$44,600
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Southwestern Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
46 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Halloween antics
    25%
  • House team competitions
    20%
  • Anniversary antics
    15%
  • International Dinners
    15%
  • Track and field day
    15%
  • Bs
    5%
  • getting yelled at
    5%

Boarding

Students Boarding
80%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
International Boarding Students
75%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
147
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Very nice teachers, school time is great. Everything after classes finish is horrifying, I’m talking about the dorm life. School doesn’t care about dorm students. The overprotective environment is there not because they care about students safety, they just neglect the wants and needs of students and are lazy to change anything. Students can’t go anywhere before Friday. And if you go, you have to find someone to go with you. So if on Wednesday night you ran out of pads or snacks or whatever, suck it up. And then on Friday you want to go out to get stuff which you need but your only two friends left home for the weekend, well bummer wait until next weekend. You can’t order food before Friday either. I understand if they won’t let 13year old go somewhere by himself, but if you are 16-17 you should have at least an opportunity to check in and check out by yourself to get yourself pads if you need to and not stress out about finding someone who would go with you somewhere.
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I came to Southwestern from a big, public middle school with a student body that mainly consisted of Hispanic students. Coming to Southwestern, a small;l, extremely diverse school gave me the opportunity to learn about different cultures. As a day student, I was still able to do all of the activities. I became President of the Environmental Associates and joined drama. I had an excellent Expository Writing teacher, Ms. Williams; a great math teacher, Mr. Herbst; and an awesome 4th year science Astronomy teacher, Ms. Brunjes. Overall, I enjoyed my experience very much.