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Your latest news and updates

Check here frequently for announcements, events, and other alumni news for graduates of our prestigious academy. 

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Military/Alumni Day 2022

More info to follow. 

Leave Your Legacy with our Brick Campaign!

Southern Prep’s “Pave the Way” Brick Campaign is a way to recognize and honor the men and women who have made an impact throughout the world. These personalized brick pavers can be ordered for alumni, parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors, community members, friends, and businesses. The sale and purchase of these bricks will forever preserve your contribution to the traditions of Southern Preparatory Academy, Lyman Ward Military Academy, and Southern Industrial Institute, and is tax deductible as allowed by law. All proceeds will go to the Annual Fund for special projects and cadet scholarships.  

To order, please visit this webpage or contact our Development Department at or (256) 675-6269.

Update Your Contact Information!

Please be sure to keep your contact information updated so you can receive communications about events, updates, and news from the academy. Visit this webpage for more information. 

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John F. Kennedy once stated, “I think the success of any school can be measured by the contribution the alumni make to our national life.” And here at Southern Prep, we are proud to boast of the achievements of our alumni.

We are grateful for our alumni’s continued support of the academy. Your support has taken many forms: words of encouragement, financial contributions, and being engaged with our mission. Without alumni support, it would be impossible for the academy to continue providing young men with opportunities for personal growth.

To all of our beloved alumni, please feel free to reach out to me at on Facebook or by email I would love to hear your stories and answer any questions you may have.