Providing a strong college preparatory education since 1970, Springwood School focuses on the values and skills necessary for future success. Each year, Springwood takes a small selection of international students to grades 9 to 12. Advanced Placement courses and a wide-array of arts, extracurricular activities and competitive athletics are offered.
The campus sits on 45 acres of beautiful wooded grounds with facilities that include state-of-the-art interactive classrooms with WiFi Internet, a new 32-bed dormitory, a fine arts center, a media center and innovative computer labs. There’s a recently renovated gymnasium, workout/weight room, a football stadium, baseball/softball diamonds and tennis courts.
Sports and Arts
There are ten sports teams to join, including golf, baseball, tennis and football. Two former international students played on the US Women’s Golf Team, with one going on to tour with the Ladies Pro Golf Association.
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.
Awards and Accomplishments
Springwood School has received the AISA Blue Ribbon School Designation and has won the ISA High School Scholar’s Bowl State Championships five years in a row.
Dormitories and Student Life
The gated dormitories provide a comfy, home-away-from-home atmosphere. Located right on campus with direct access to the main school building for an easy commute, two students live together in one spacious room. Each teen has their own bed, desk, chair and wardrobe, and every dorm building has indoor and outdoor communal spaces for dining, studying, playing games and relaxing. Full-time staff is always on hand to give supervision and support.
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: 19,470
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)
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Closest International and Local Airports: Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport (ATL), Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM)
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