SOUTHWESTERN ACADEMY’S 98th SCHOOL YEAR is providing many opportunities in and out of the classroom for our students. Winter Sports are picking up steam for both Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball teams. Along with academics, students enjoy educational field trips during the week, as well as volunteering, social & hiking trips on the weekends. Check our Instagram or Facebook page for pictures and updates throughout the year.

MANY WONDERFUL NIGHTS of student choreographed shows and dinner menus are scheduled. Students presented a wonderful EUROPEAN CABARET on November 10th, and joyous CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS on December 13th. Upcoming will be LUNAR NEW YEAR celebration & dinner on February 1st, AFRICAN DIASPORA show & dinner on February 23rd, SOUTHEAST ASIAN show & dinner on March 23rd, SEDER DINNER on April 20th, LATIN AMERICAN show & dinner on May 5th, culminating with our world-famous CARNIVAL/LUAU on May 18th, hosted by International Club.

FIRST SEMESTER REPORT CARDS were emailed Friday, January 7.  Contact our registrar if you did not receive the report card. Contact our Director of Academics with any questions on your student’s results.

SECOND SEMESTER classes begin the morning of TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022.

THIRD QUARTER REVIEW WEEK is March 14 – 18. QUARTER EXAMINATION WEEK begins Monday, March 21, and is completed Friday, March 25. We ask that you not schedule any appointments for your student during these important days of review and testing. REPORT CARDS will be emailed to parents Friday, APRIL 1st.

SPRING BREAK begins after classes on Friday, April 8th. And classes resume Tuesday morning, April 19th. This is the start of the FOURTH QUARTER.


EACH YEAR we look forward to other annual events:

ANNIVERSARY ANTICS celebrating Southwestern’s 98th birthday is on Thursday, April 7th.

ARTSFEST 2022 will be Thursday, April 28th. ArtsFest is our annual celebration and presentation of all visual and performing art students’ work throughout the year.

And of course, GRADUATION & COMMENCEMENT for the Class of 2022 on Thursday, June 9th. Beforehand, however, are SECOND SEMESTER FINAL EXAMS. They begin Monday, June 6th, and are completed Wednesday, June 8th, with REVIEW the week before. Again, Last Day of School is Thursday, June 9, 2022.


Plan ahead for your 2022-23 school year Opening Day on Tuesday, September 6th. Look for the annual calendar for the 2022-23 school year in your email inbox in the Summer.


ALL RESIDENT STUDENTS are asked to send information of their travel plans to the Student Office: Students arriving/departing at LAX are urged to let us know in advance if we can help with transportation from/to the airport.