For more than 60 years, students from all over the world have come to Southwestern Academy to learn English and prepare to attend an American college or university. Our ESL program allows students to take certain classes concurrently as they study English. The goal of the ESL program is to mainstream each student into a regular high school program as quickly as possible. This normally takes from 18 to 24 months for a beginning student.
In our close-knit environment, international students are part of our community. They live on campus and quickly make friends with Americans in their dorms. Southwestern’s ESL Program is offered at both campuses, year round.