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Check here frequently for announcements, events, and other alumni news for graduates of Southern Prep, Lyman Ward Military Academy, and Southern Industrial Institute. 

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Military Day 2020

Our annual Military Day will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020. The day activities will begin at 12:30pm CST, and the Military Ball will start at 6:00pm CST. A full schedule will be posted soon. 

Please let us know if you are coming by emailing or calling 256-675-6281.

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 Director of Development, Cole Leonard, at or calling 256-675-6281.

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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. 

Meet Cole Leonard, Development Director

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Since its founding in 1898, the focus of our school has been to provide students with opportunity. The opportunity to experience something more; to do something bigger; to be someone better.  We are committed to preparing young men of integrity and strength for leadership in college and beyond.

We’re happy to have your support and continue to work together towards our mission of continuing to improve the quality of our school and the lives of our cadets. We are proud to provide our Alumni with up-to-date news, resources, events, and ways to get involved within our community.