Since 1970, Springwood School provides students from grades Pre-K-12 a strong academic college preparatory education focusing on values that are necessary for future success. International students looking to enter from 9th and 12th grade are welcome to their well-established boarding program. With only about 125 students in the high school program, Springwood has a 1:7 student to teacher ratio. Teachers are able to offer students valuable one on one time ensuring student success in their academics.
Springwood always looks for ways to improve the student experience by bringing innovative changes to the campus that will benefit the students. The school currently has a Wi-Fi internet campus with a new 32-Bed Residential Facility, Fine Arts Center, Updated Media Center with Computer Lab, recently renovated Gymnasium, Workout/Weight Room, Football Stadium, Baseball/Softball Fields, and Tennis Courts. In addition to great facilities, Springwood also offers students a beautiful, wooded, secluded 46 acre college-style campus. The location and staff provide a safe learning environment for students.
Sports and Arts
Over 80% of the students at Springwood take part in at least one team of the school’s sports program. In total, they offer 10 sports including Golf, Baseball, Tennis, and Football. In previous years, they had strong players in baseball and golf. Two former international students played on the women’s golf team at Springwood. After graduating, they attended a US university on a merit-based Golf Scholarship. One of these students went on to win the Women’s World Cup of Golf and played in the Ladies Pro Golf Association Tour. The baseball team is also very fortunate to have a Springwood alum as the Head Baseball Coach and a former Minor League Pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.
The art courses offered at Springwood compliments their core subjects to create well rounded students. They offer courses in Band, Chorus, Theater and more. Students entering the 11th grade at Springwood are required to take Art Appreciation. The arts program is also not short of talent with one of their teachers being a professional actor, dancer, and singer on Broadway.Famous Alumni
Dormitories and Student Life
The dorm accommodations for international students are located right on campus and include secure buildings with a gated entrance. The dorm facility has direct access to the main academic building, making the morning commute to class accessible. In the dormitory, international students will live with one room-mate in a generously-sized dorm room. The rooms come complete with new furnishings that include beds, desks, chairs, and wardrobes. The building also comes complete with indoor and outdoor community spaces. The indoor community space is traditionally used for dining, studying, games and relaxing. Springwood strives to provide a positive home-like environment with staff members located on site to readily assist students with any of their needs.
During the school week, students have varied after school programs that incorporate fun, rest, activities, and homework. In the afternoons, students are encouraged to participate in school-sponsored athletics, fine arts programs, clubs or extracurricular activities. On the weekends, the Springwood staff coordinates trips to the grocery store, bank, post office and local cafes and eateries using the school’s minibuses. Also on weekends students can participate in recreation within the community including: Swimming, (year-round), Racquetball, Basketball, Working Out and Tennis at the Valley Area Community Center. At the Chattahoochee River and at Lake West Point, students can enjoy Hiking, Fishing, Kayaking, and Canoeing. On the weekends, students can also experience a variety of enriching excursions to parks, zoos, museums, amusement parks, boating, sporting events, universities, and trips to the movies.
The city of Lanett is a warm and friendly town found in eastern Alabama, near the state border with Georgia. As part of the Greater Valley community including the cities of Lanett and Valley in Alabama and West Point in Georgia, the area offers many recreational activities for international high school students. Outdoor opportunities include the Chattahoochee River, the 27,000-acre West Point Lake, the Point University Golf Course and the Valley Community Center. Thanks to the temperate Alabama climate, many residents enjoy year round activities and take part in biking, canoeing, fishing, kayaking and more during the weekends. Just a short drive away to the south is Auburn University, home to some of the best Southeastern Conference (SEC) sporting events. The area also hosts many restaurants and retail shops for students to explore.
The Greater Valley area is conveniently connected to four major urban centers: Atlanta, Birmingham, Columbus and Montgomery. Most of these cities are no more than an hour away and offer international students fun day trips to check out the sights, shops, and universities in the south eastern cities of the US. Some of the popular attractions in the area include Lake Harding, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park, along with museums and attractions in LaGrange in Georgia, Roosevelt State Park in Warm Springs, Chewacla State Park, Lake Martin. For the sports enthusiasts, there are plenty of opportunities to see professional sports teams in action with the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Falcons all nearby.
Area Population: 19,466
City Website: Greater Valley Area (Lanett, Valley, West Point)
Estimated Fall Start Date: Early August
Estimated Fall End Date: Mid-December
Estimated Spring Start Date: Early January
Estimated Spring End Date: Late May
Special Programs and Courses Offered
Offers 11 Honors courses including: Calculus, Pre-Calculus, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Interim Experience: Three days of travel, job shadowing, community service, field trips, and mini-courses during March instead of traditional classes.
298 (11% international)
1174 out of 1600
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Closest International and Local Airports: Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport (ATL), Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM)
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