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Southwestern Academy  

2800 Monterey Road - San Marino, CA 91108 USA
telephone: 626-799-5010 fax: 626-799-0407

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History of the School

Southwestern was founded in San Marino on April 7, 1924, by Maurice Veronda, who personally directed its growth until his death in 1961. His philosophies and efforts resulted in much international recognition of his name and of the school as a special, successful place for students wanting to reach higher personal goals. Southwestern continues as a non-profit educational corporation under a Board of Trustees. Kenneth Veronda has been headmaster since his father's death. The school's name recognizes the unique spirit of the Southwestern United States, and the double-arrow design of the logo commemorates Indian villages that were located along the streams at both our California and Arizona campuses before European settlement. The San Marino Campus is part of an original Spanish grant later legalized by Abraham Lincoln. The old rancho had been planted in orange and avocado trees when Southwestern opened in 1924. Pioneer Hall, the original building, was the home of California governor George Stoneman. The Beaver Creek Ranch Campus was added in 1963, as San Marino's elegant homes began to surround the California campus and replace outdoor activities with citified opportunities. Located in the heart of Yavapai Apache cowboy country, Beaver Creek was homesteaded under a grant from Theodore Roosevelt, then became an elegant hunting resort before Southwestern's boys and girls came to enjoy the spectacular setting. Southwestern’s seventy-seven year heritage includes a unique spirit that permeates the Acadmey’s trustees, staff, students, alumni, and friends, to work “for the hightest good”, as stated in the motto of the school, pro summo bono

General School Overview

• Region

Pasadena CA Area

• Program Emphasis

Boarding School

Day School

Junior Boarding School

• Grades

6-PG

• Grade Divisions

Post Graduate

Secondary

• Religious Affiliation

• Student Body

Coed

• Dress Code

Semi-formal

• School Setting

Suburban

• Campus Size (Acres)

8

• Endowment

Admission

• E-mail

[email protected] (Request a School Catalog)

• Web Address

http://www.southwesternacademy.edu/

• Director of Admission

Lauren Brunjes

• Application Required

Yes

• Application Fee Amount

$50 for U.S., $100 for International

• Application Deadline(s)

No deadline

• Financial Aid Deadline(s)

• Financial Aid Awarded

$442,000

• % of Students Receiving Financial Aid

about 20%

• Admission Tests Accepted

ISEE

Other (HSPT; ACT; PSAT; SAT)

SSAT

• Day Student Tuition/Costs

$12,800

• Boarding Student Tuition/Costs

$26,800 (for US students)

• International Student Tuition/Costs

$28,000 (boarding only)

Student Enrollment

• Total Enrollment

• Boys

105

• Girls

65

• % Boys/Girls

61 % boys; 39 % girls

• Boarding Students

CA=100; AZ=40

• Day Students

CA=50

• International

China

Germany

Indonesia

Japan

Korea

Mexico

Other (Brazil)

Taiwan

Thailand

• United States

Arizona

California

Colorado

Oregon

Washington

• Majority of students come from

Southwest

• % of American Indian or Alaskan Native

• % of Asian or Pacific Islander

• % of Black (non-Hispanic)

• % of Race/ethnicity unreported/unknown

• % of Total International (non-resident alien)

• % of White (non-Hispanic)

• % of Hispanic

• % of Multiracial

Academics

• Full Time Faculty

23

• Part Time Faculty

• % of Faculty with Doctorate

• % of Faculty with Masters

• Student/Faculty ratio

• Average Class Size

9

• Learning Differences Support Offered

• ADD/ADHD Support Offered

• ESL Offered

• Courses Offered

Algebra

American History

American Literature

Art

Art History

Biology

Calculus

Ceramics

Chemistry

Creative Writing

Drama

Earth Science

Ecology

Economics

English

English as a Second Language

English Literature

Environmental Science

European History

Expository Writing

Fine Arts

Geography

Geometry

Government/Civics

Grammar

Health

History

Journalism

Mathematics

Music

Photography

Physical Education

Physics

Psychology

Science

Social Science

Social Studies

Spanish

World Culture

World History

World Literature

Writing

• A.P. Courses Offered

Calculus

College Placement Office

• Average SAT I Scores (Math)

• Average SAT I Scores (Verbal)

• Dedicated College Placement Office

Yes

• Recent College Matriculations

University of California (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Riverside); Cal Poly Pomona, Boston University, Columbia University, Loyola Marymount University, Occidental College; Pasadena City College; University of Southern California

• % of Graduates Who Attend College

99 %

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

• Boys

baseball

basketball

cross-country

soccer

track and field

volleyball

• Girls

basketball

cross-country

track and field

volleyball

• Recreational Sports

golf

mountain biking

outdoor club/skills

tennis

• Extra-Curricular Activities

Art Club

Choir

Community Service Program

International Club

Literary Magazine

Newspaper

Other (Chess)

Photography Club

Student Government

Tour Guides

Yearbook

School Authored Notes

 


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