Southern Preparatory academy

Student Life

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Capable young men with the potential to achieve are the young men of Southern Preparatory Academy- even when they don’t yet know it.

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Since its founding, the focus of our school has been to provide students with opportunity to experience something more; to do something bigger; to be someone better.

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We are an independent boarding school committed to preparing young men of integrity and strength for leadership in college, life, and beyond.

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Ask any of our students, past or present, what he values most about our school and the answer will likely be: the brotherhood.

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To be ready for college and life beyond means much more today than academic preparation; it means preparation for life.

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When It All Comes Together.

When you combine the small class sizes, dedicated teachers, military boarding structure, and environment for self-discipline and learnings, you get our distinguished Southern Prep men.

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.

Signature Programs

Our signature programs provide plenty of opportunities for young men to discover their full potential and excel at the things they love.

Aviation Training

Robotics & Drones

College Preparedness

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.

Leadership Programs


Scholars Bowl

Sword Drill

Beta Club

Drill team


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