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


Southwestern Academy


Learning opportunities in and out of the classroom


The skills to confidently lead and problem solve


To find success


Boundless opportunities to express yourself creatively


As a community to make an impact

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 their peers with diverse learning styles. Individuals here thrive in an environment that values intellectual curiosity and growth. Southwestern scholars 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.


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.


At Southwestern Academy, students are encouraged to challenge themselves by exploring new interests and passions in learning. Our approach is based on creating an environment that builds confidence in each student. With a specialized and personalized curriculum, each student will be supported and challenged regardless of academic background.


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!



ELL Program

Southwestern Academy is one of the few schools in the United States to offer a 3-level ELL program. We welcome students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced English levels to help increase their skills and prepare them for a mainstream, college-prep curriculum. Learn more from our Director of International Studies, Lou Pulgencio.

Guiding Principles

Valuing the Individual

Contributing to the Whole

Expanding Opportunities

Preparing for the Future

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At Southwestern Academy, accessible from, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Southwestern Academy and how we use it.

Southwestern Academy (“we” or the “Company”) respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Policy. This Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website  (our “Website”), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.  We may refer to our Website and any Application cumulatively as our “Platform.”

This Policy applies to any information that we collect on the Platform, including any information in any emails, posts, texts and other electronic messages between you and the Platform and any information about you transferred to the Platform from other websites. This Policy also applies to any related information that we collect about you offline but that will be processed by automated means using the Platform. This Policy does not apply to any other information that we collect by any means.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.  If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you can choose not to use our Platform. By accessing or using our Platform, you agree to this Policy.  This Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of the Platform after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.


We may collect several types of information from and about users of our Platform, including information by which you may be personally identified, such as your name, postal address, email address, telephone number and photograph. In addition, if we sell any goods or services on our Platform, we may collect information required for the payment for goods or services, including credit card numbers, security codes and other financial information. All of this information is cumulatively referred to in this Policy as “Personal Information.”  

The information we collect on or through our Platform may include information that you provide by registering to use our Platform, using our services, posting material, requesting further services or reporting a problem with our Platform.  We will also retain reco