Southwestern Academy accepts applications throughout the year. Our Admissions Office accepts students for enrollment any time space is available.

To apply, review and complete the Southwestern application. You can either apply online by clicking the link below, or you can download our School Year or Summer application to print out, complete, and mail or email to us.

We also require:

  • $100 Application fee.
  • Three letters of recommendation from current teachers or school officials.
  • Transcripts of a student’s school records for the past three years.
  • Health report and updated immunization records.
  • A required interview in person, through Zoom, or Skype. (A Shadow Day can be requested upon submission of the application. Shadow Days: Students are welcome to spend a day visiting our classes, and spend the night in the dorms.)

On acceptance, the application contract reserves space in the school. Applicants for the fall are normally selected the prior spring as space is sharply limited, particularly for day students.

International Students:

English Testing: Southwestern Academy offers a full ESL immersion program and does not require English proficiency for most grade levels. However, students applying for 12th grade are required to demonstrate proficiency when applying. It is also highly recommended for students applying for 11th grade to help project an accurate curriculum completion date. To meet this requirement, we recommend submitting either a TOEFL score or a Duolingo English Test score.

Visa: The I-20 application form for a student visa to enter the United States is sent by Southwestern when a student is accepted and has paid tuition.

Applying By Email or Mail

For faster processing of your application please apply using our online application. If you require a hard copy to be mailed to you please send a email request to the

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the PDF applications. Click on the link below to download it for free.

Applying Online

Apply Online for Current School Year, Summer Sessions, and/or Upcoming School Year:

Southwestern is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Southwestern Academy is a nonprofit, nonsectarian school admitting students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and sex to all rights and privileges, programs and activities. Southwestern does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sex in the administration of its educational admissions, athletics, or other school-administered programs. Southwestern is approved for international student attendance by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.