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Southern Preparatory academy

Why choose Southern Prep?

Properly Equipping Young Men For Life.

Choosing the right academics, structure, athletics, and environment for your son can be a challenge. We understand that many of our students come from unique backgrounds. Whether the young men interested in Southern Prep are in need of a change of scenery or feel a lack of structure and discipline in their daily routine, our academics and military environment often prove to be the perfect mix of structure, values, and peers those young men crave and need.

Southern Preparatory Academy is unlike other military academies. We place a focus on the individuals within our institution, providing them with the right classes, support systems, and structure they need to succeed, thrive, and ultimately graduate from our program with the tools they need to face life head-on.

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Southern Prep is located 113 miles from Atlanta, GA, 19 miles from Auburn University, home of the Auburn Tigers, and 93 miles from Birmingham, AL. Being located in Camp Hill, AL, allows us to be rural, yet accessible. 


Our staff is full of passionate experts who are excited about teaching and contribute to learning environments where students are provided with individual attention when they need it most.


Southern Prep is a member of the AISA and competes against schools across Alabama. Our focus on sports is not necessarily about skill level, but rather the motivation and drive to improve themselves and the team.


Southern Prep is a small school on purpose, with an average of 110 cadets. 
90% of cadets attend college or trade school.
10% of cadets enlist in the U.S. Military.

100% of cadets with a post-graduation plan.


One of the benefits of attending a small school is the opportunity to participate in various athletics and activities. We offer Sword Drill, Color Guard, Beta Club, Scholars’ Bowl, and more. 


Our military structure creates cadet hierarchies based upon motivation and inspiration. This system of earned privilege and respect is vital in teaching cadets to take accountability for their actions.


Southern Prep is fully accredited through AdvancED and AISA and is a member of the AISA. We boast a college-preparatory curriculum that offers STEM programs, AP courses, dual enrollment, and signature programs. 


At Southern Prep, opportunity for growth is far from limited. Our goal is to provide students with a link between learning and doing by tying knowledge to hands-on experience.


Cadets across campus have the opportunity to better themselves in a variety of ways, such as through the weekly worship service in the Dixon All-Faith Chapel on campus, a non-denominational service that strives to inspire.

The Southern Prep Experience

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.

Be a part of something great.

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.