Southern Preparatory academy

Why choose Southern Prep?

Your Son's Path to Success Begins Here

Alabama's Military Boarding School for Boys, Grades 6-12

If you’re considering Southern Prep, chances are you’re seeking something different for your son. Perhaps local public or private schools don’t align with your expectations, and you’re concerned about your child falling through the cracks. Like many families we’ve spoken with, you might be seeking more structure, opportunity, leadership development, diversity, or academic support.

Our singular focus is to equip our cadets for life’s challenges. Every young man who enters our doors emerges with a deeper sense of self-respect and a heightened appreciation for others. Here, he’ll stand taller and walk with pride, ready to embrace his future with confidence and purpose.

Setting the Standard

“Before he came back to school in the fall, he actually thanked us for sending him to Southern Prep, and that was a huge, huge, thing for my husband and I to realize that we did do the right thing. It was a hard decision to send him here, but we’re really glad that we did!” 


Tade W.
Former Parent

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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 120 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 AISA and is a member of the AISA. We boast a college-preparatory curriculum that offers STEM programs, honors 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.

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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 256-790-9202 or 256-496-8864.