Southwestern Academy

HC 64, Box 235, Rimrock, AZ 86335

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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 9-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full AddressHC 64, Box 235, Rimrock, AZ 86335
Year Established1963
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$33,750; estimated extras $2500
Boarding Tuition for International Students$41,000; estimated extras $2500
Day Tuition$16,550; estimated extras $1000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading, ESL, Remedial Math, Remedial Reading, Review, Tutoring
Advanced Placement CoursesCalculus, English, Physics, US History
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Review Recreational. Travel. Outdoor Ed. Tuition Boarding $5500-13,920. 4-8 weeks. Tuition Day $660/weeks. 8 weeks
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School8
Most Common Graduate DestinationsPima CC 2, AZ St 1, Drexel 1, U of AZ 1, U of NV-Las Vegas 1


Applications DueRolling
Application Fee$100
New Students17
Percentage of Applicants Accepted43
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)90
Tests Used for AdmissionISEE, SSAT


AdministratorJack Leyden
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2009
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Hartwick College
Director(s) of AdmissionsJoseph M. Blake, Director of Admissions & Outreach

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment27
Boarding Students27
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)27
Student Body EthnicityWhite 40%, African-American 2%, Asian 58%
Percentage of International Students60
Average Class Size4
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty8
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)25
Faculty EthnicityWhite 90%, Asian 10%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage180
Buildings on Campus19
Facilities Value$23,400,000
Endowment Value$11,550,000
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