The Southwestern Academy Promises

To nurture young minds and bodies to become independent, critically thinking, empathetic, healthy in mind and body, visionary problem-solvers.

Our Philosophy

Students at Southwestern Academy benefit from having the opportunity to choose from a variety of college prep courses in an environment composed of students with diverse learning styles. Our students thrive in an environment that values intellectual curiosity and growth. Southwestern students learn that good character comes from awareness of and empathy with others, and they gain the confidence to lead, be open-minded and use creative problem-solving for years beyond the classroom.

Southwestern Academy

The Place Where You Belong


At Southwestern Academy, students are encouraged to challenge themselves, explore new interests and find passion in learning. Our approach to learning is based on encouraging students to gain the confidence in their abilities through our personalized course load suited best for each individual’s academic needs. We have built our specialized curriculum to not only support, but challenge a broad range of students with various academic backgrounds.


Southwestern Academy is a co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school in San Marino, California. With a rigorously crafted curriculum and expansive student life, Southwestern Academy offers a safe environment for every student to grow. Schedule a campus tour today!

Student Life

Student Life at Southwestern Academy inspires students to make balanced and healthy lifestyle choices. Small by design, Southwestern Academy offers students the opportunity to explore new interests through our co-curricular and extracurricular programs. Our programs are designed to allow students to try more than one program or activity a season to find what truly peaks their interest.

The Arts


At Southwestern Academy, students are encouraged to take advantage of all opportunities to express their creativity. Media arts students had the opportunity to create a commercial that aired repeatedly on NBC, for the duration of that network’s 2021 North American broadcast of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Student-inspired, directed and produced, this video shares their unique experience with potential students, families and friends.