Southwestern Academy

2800 Monterey Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

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Southwestern Academy is a small, co-ed college-prep school with two distinctively different campuses (one next to Pasadena, CA and one outside of Sedona, AZ). The California campus is limited to 140 boarding and day students in grades 6-12, and the Arizona campus has space for 40 boarding students in grades 9-12. Our low student/teacher ratio, small supportive classes, and individualized teaching contribute to our students successes. We can be a good match for students with a variety of educational abilities, but are not designed for students who have behavioral issues or therapeutic needs. Our goal is to have half our students from the US and half from a variety of countries around the world, with no more than 10% from any single nation. Both campuses are located in safe, beautiful surroundings, and provide a healthy mix of academics, social and recreational opportunities. Please click the link below to visit our web site for more detailed information, including our application materials. All applications should be submitted to the San Marino, CA address. (Summer programs are available for both US citizens and international students.)

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory, General Academic
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 6-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address2800 Monterey Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
Year Established1924
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$33,750; estimated extras $2000
Boarding Tuition for International Students$41,000; estimated extras $2000
Day Tuition$16,550; estimated extras $1000
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded31
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$712,500

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading, ESL, Remedial Math, Remedial Reading, Review, Tutoring
Advanced Placement CoursesCalculus, Chemistry, English, Physics, US History, World History
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Review Remedial Recreational. ESL. Travel. Tuition Boarding $1340/weeks. Tuition Day $660/weeks. 14 weeks
Accredited ByWASC
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Soccer, Volleyball
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2010
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School40
Most Common Graduate DestinationsU of CA-Irvine 3, U of CA-San Diego 3, U of CA-Santa Barbara 2, Syracuse 2, St Louis U 2, CA St Polytech-San Luis Obispo 2
Average Math/Critical Reading/Writing SAT1,445


Applications DueMarch
Application Fee$100
New Students34
Percentage of Applicants Accepted50
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)90
Tests Used for AdmissionCEEB, SSAT


AdministratorKenneth R. Veronda
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since1961
Administrator's CredentialsBA, MA, Stanford Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsJoseph Blake, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment153
Boarding Students114
Day Students39
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)18
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)135
Student Body EthnicityWhite 46%, Latino 12%, African-American 10%, Native American 6%, Asian 22%, Other 4%
Percentage of International Students53
Average Class Size10
Student-Faculty Ratio6:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty26
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)34
Male Teaching Faculty16
Female Teaching Faculty10
Faculty EthnicityWhite 76%, Latino 4%, African-American 8%, Native American 4%, Asian 4%, Other 4%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage8
Buildings on Campus10
Facilities Value$27,725,000
Endowment Value$22,600,000
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