Southwestern Academy

2800 Monterey Road,
San Marino, CA, 91108-0911
Tel: (626)799-5010
Southwestern offers programs to strengthen students through small classes - normally of eight to twelve students - with personalized lessons, achievement grouping, two unique campuses in safe environments, and especially by supporting student achievements through an involved, nurturing, caring staff who create an environment for individual student success.
We seek to admit motivated, successful students who want smaller classes and personalized instruction.
We believe also in giving a chance to students who may have experienced unsuccessful schooling elsewhere, when they have the abilities and willingness to try.
We believe in giving students love and encouragement to overcome obstacles, and in providing and stimulating participation in a wide variety of activities and athletics that they might not encounter in a larger setting.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1924

Student Body

Total Students 136 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 56%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Southwestern Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 25%
Average Class Size 9 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $33,750
Tuition Notes For U.S. Boarding fees. International Students Boarding fees: $41,000.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Joseph Blake
Admissions Associate Ryan Marie Mastrangelo

School Notes:

  • Southwestern offers and shall continue to offer programs to strengthen students through small classes - normally of eight to twelve students - with personalized lessons, achievement grouping, two unique campuses in safe environments, and especially by supporting student achievements through an involved, nurturing, caring staff who create an environment for individual student success. We seek to admit motivated, successful students who want smaller classes and personalized instruction. We believe also in giving a chance to students who may have experienced unsuccessful schooling elsewhere, when they have the abilities and willingness to try. We believe in giving students love and encouragement to overcome obstacles, and in providing and stimulating participation in a wide variety of activities and athletics that they might not encounter in a larger setting.
  • Profile last updated: 04/16/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Leeway School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Therese School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Angel''s Montessori Preschool (1.3 miles away)
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  • Alhambra St Therese School
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  • South Pasadena St. James Parish Day School & Kindergarten
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Episcopal)
    1325 Monterey Rd
    South Pasadena , CA , 91030
    (626)799-6906
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    1.2  mi  |  231  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Alhambra Angel''s Montessori Preschool
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    (626)457-5927
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    (626)799-4354
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    1.3  mi  |  320  students  |  Gr.  K-9
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    South Pasadena , CA , 91030
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