For more than 120 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 112 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.
We are a community of students, faculty, and staff who know each other well, celebrate our victories, band together in times of challenge, and possess mutual respect for one another.
We believe that when your son becomes a part of our community, we become your extended family.
We support your continued involvement throughout your son’s experience, and we hope that you, too, will experience the strength of our community.
We believe that every young man wants to be a part of something great. He wants to become as wise, as strong, as brave, and as respected as he can be.
We also believe that each young man can become his very best self when he discovers that responsibility and hard work can make anything possible.
Capable young men with this potential to achieve are the young men of Southern Preparatory Academy- even when they don’t yet know it.