Southern Preparatory academy
boys grades 6-12

125 years of excellence.

Alabama's Military School for Boys

Grades 6-12

For 125 years, Southern Preparatory Academy has existed to educate and train future generations of leaders. As a military boarding school in Camp Hill, Alabama, Southern Prep is dedicated to creating a positive environment where our students live and learn without the distractions found in public schools. Our Corps of Cadets class size is small on purpose – about 125 young men – this forges a close-knit environment between our students, who are navigating the same new challenges.

Southern Prep is renowned for our exemplary academics, commendable military traditions, competitive athletics, and innovative signature programs. We are not JUST a military high school; we are a boarding school, private school, college prep school, and an all boys school rolled into one. Since 1898, we’ve provided our students with the discipline and structure needed for focus, self-reliance, and success.

It's not too late to enroll for the 2022-2023 school year!

Success starts here!

Signature Programs

Our signature programs provide plenty of opportunities for young men to discover their full potential and excel at the things they love.

Calendar & Events

vintage photo of cadets in 1969

Founders' Day

September 21st, 2022

smiling man and woman wearing camo

5th Annual Dove Shoot

September 24th, 2022

Homecoming

October 7th, 2022

Request Information

Thank you for your interest in Southern Preparatory Academy. Located in Camp Hill, AL, Southern Prep educates young men in grades 6-12.

Please complete the following form in order to receive our Admissions Packet via email. If you have a specific question or would like to arrange a campus tour, please call the Admissions Office at 256-307-7348 or 256-790-9202.