174 Ward Circle
Camp Hill, AL 36850
Southern Prep provides the structure your son needs.
Every aspect of life as a cadet at Southern Prep is designed to encourage exceptional academic achievement and personal growth.
Open Enrollment - new students accepted throughout the school year.
We offer the same classes as any other public or private school; the only difference is our class sizes are smaller (8-12 boys per class).  125 Years of Excellence.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12
  • Enrollment: 125 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $30,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Southern Preparatory Academy ranks among the top 10 schools with < 200 students (out of 95 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Southern Preparatory Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1898
1907
Campus Size
320 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
125 students
300 students
% Students of Color
20%
26%
% International Students
4%
20%
% Students Boarding
98%
70%
Average ACT score
26
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$30,000
(Please add $2,500 for out of state students. Contact our Admissions Team to receive information on our payment plans. )
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$34,900
Tuition international students
$37,000
$54,500
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Elizabeth Toole
Associate Director of Admissions
Morgan Comolli

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
9
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
10
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Aviation, Beta Club, Color Guard, Drill Team, Drone Demonstration Team, Ranger Team, Robotics Team, Scholars' Bowl, SCUBA Training, Sword Drill

School Notes

  • For more than 120 years, Southern Preparatory Academy has existed to educate and train future generations of leaders. As a boarding school, Southern Prep is dedicated to creating a positive environment where our students can live and learn without the distractions found in public schools. Our Corps of Cadets is small on purpose- about 112 young men- this forges a close-knit environment between our students, who are navigating the same new challenges. 
  • Southern Prep is renowned for our exemplary academics, commendable military traditions, competitive athletics, and innovative signature programs. We are not JUST a military high school; we are a boarding school, private school, college prep school, and an all boys school rolled into one. Since 1898, we`ve provided our students with the discipline and structure needed for focus, self-reliance, and success. 
  • Southern Preparatory Academy accreditations: AISA
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Bucky Heard - The Righteous Brothers
    • Jeremy Farber - CEO of Securis Technologies
    • Mario Camara - Head of Saxo Bank
Source: Verified school update

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2020
5.00
Middle tn state university
One or two aspects that I love personally is the hard work and dedication the teachers and staff of southern prep academy that they will never give up on you no matter what the second. . .

Class of 2020
5.00
N/A
In my opinion, I believe that our school is different from other schools in that everyone gets along at some point because we live together. We are brothers at Southern Prep Academy.Another reason we are. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
PHSC
The curriculum was definitively challenging, and the way courses were set up allowed for more teaching time than a normal school or prep. The class structure was 90 minutes per 4 classes and being all. . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12
  • Enrollment: 125 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $30,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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