Southwestern Academy: “We’ve Only Just Begun”

Hanging out at the San Marino Campus.
Girls having lunch

There’s something about the smell of the warm breeze hitting the orange trees, freshly dried paint, refinished golden oak floors, new clothes, and books. The sense of “new” in the air can only mean one thing, school has started, and we’ve only just begun.

Southwestern Academy prepares for its 92nd year with red and white tents set up, while smiling staff and student proctors greet new and returning students with their families. The food service crew work long hours preparing a BBQ picnic, so all arrivals can feel welcomed. The loud noises of exciting hellos and goodbyes spoken in several different languages never get old.

Opening Day

Southwestern Academy is a school with a reliable staff and diverse faculty. Southwestern Academy boasts a 100% college acceptance rate. American and international students, who represent over 20 countries, come each school year to attend. Academics are the primary focus, but students are encouraged to interact with others from different cultures, explore varied activities and sites. In the end, they feel like they gained a family.

Southwestern Academy is a school where students shine, develop, and where they truly belong.

Southwestern Academy, 2800 Monterey Rd, San Marino, (626) 799-5010 or visit


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