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Southwestern Academy
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  • Private, Boarding
  • SAN MARINO, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Our campus is now open for in-person classes and for private campus tours. We have continued to update and implement safety protocols for our students and faculty. We are excited to continue being a safe space for all students. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Sports
    grade B minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,300
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)
$54,100
Received Financial Aid
29%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Southwestern Academy

Founded in 1924 when San Marino was covered in orange groves, Southwestern Academy has become a school rich in culture and diversity. For 98 years, we have supported the educational needs of both domestic and international students in grades 6-12. Our close-knit community of faculty and staff make every student feel like part of our family.

Southwestern Academy has two co-ed campuses with boarding and day classes in San Marino, California and at a satellite ranch in Rimrock, Arizona. Our unique campuses provide a peaceful, safe, and beautiful space for students to thrive. Our small class settings allow students to receive the attention they require while maximizing their abilities to develop. Academic programs on both campuses include college preparatory courses, ESL (English as a Second Language), and post graduate curricula with extracurricular activities suited for a variety of interests.

Our students have found a place to belong. Maybe it’s your place, too.

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Southwestern Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1250
48 responses
Average ACT
No data available  

Our Summer Adventures Program is for YOU!

Summer is an exciting time at Southwestern Academy. Our Summer Adventures program combines classroom education with fun activities where you can take classes to earn school credits or take intensive courses in ESL, SAT, and TOEFL preparation. You’ll be able to join daily activities, including sports and weekly field trips. Make unforgettable summer memories and join us at Southwestern Academy!

Culture & Safety

Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
Poll
25%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
  • Halloween antics
    24%
  • House team competitions
    20%
  • International Dinners
    16%
  • Anniversary antics
    12%
  • Track and field day
    12%
  • Bs
    8%
  • getting yelled at
    8%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
80%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Mexico, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
75%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
70
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 12 responses
Poll
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 12 responses
Poll
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 12 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
46%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 13 responses

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