San Marino Campus

As a longtime boarding school in California and Arizona, Southwestern Academy’s original campus is located on eight acres in the city of San Marino, a residential community with gracious homes, in the San Gabriel Valley near Pasadena. Ten miles away, the sprawling city of Los Angeles acts as a learning laboratory for our students, offering a range of museums, theaters, concerts, and more as field trip destinations. Weather in the Pasadena area is mild and sunny in our location at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Varied Programs

In a traditional boarding school setting, we offer the following academic programs:

  • Middle School (grades 6-8)
  • College Preparatory High School (grades 9-12)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Postgraduate Year
  • Summer Programs

A limited number of day students are offered admission to these programs.

The Campus

Accommodating 145 students, our distinctive, red-roofed buildings circle athletic fields, fruit trees, and more:

  • Lincoln Hall contains an assembly and study room, nine classrooms, a science lab, library, and computer center.
  • Pioneer Hall, the original governor’s mansion where the school was founded, includes dining rooms, some classrooms, and offices.
  • Washington Gymnasium houses a volleyball and basketball court and weight room.
  • The Visual and Performing Arts complex includes vocal and instrumental music areas, a spectrum of media, and the latest technology for both music and multimedia arts.
  • Lush flower and vegetables garden areas, a greenhouse, and chapel offer quiet places to relax and reflect.
  • A broadband wireless network allows students to surf the web anywhere on campus.
  • The four boys’ dorms are located on campus. Girls’ dorms are a mile south.

Tour Campus

The San Marino campus enjoys pleasant weather year round, with an average of 286 days a year.”