School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Established in 1970, Springwood School places a strong emphasis on college preparation. It offers several AP courses and a competitive athletics program.
The 46-acre campus houses interactive classrooms with Wi-Fi, on-campus housing, a fine arts center, a media center, and innovative computer labs. Students have access to various recently renovated athletic facilities including a gymnasium, a workout/weight room, a football stadium, basketball courts, tennis courts, and softball and baseball diamonds.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Students can join 10 sports teams 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.
Students can choose from enriching electives such as Graphic Design, Theater, and Band.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Springwood School has received the AISA Blue Ribbon School Designation 7 times in a row (2012-2018) and won the ISA High School Scholar’s Bowl State Championships five years in a row (2012-2017). Springwood also finished as a runner-up in the AISA President's Award competition.
DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Springwood School’s on-campus, gated dormitories house two students per room and offer direct access to the main school building as well as indoor and outdoor communal spaces. A new International House was recently opened in Fall 2018.
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Awards and Accomplishments Of School
Blue Ribbon Designation - 7 times, President's Award Winner - 5 times
David Frazier (2006) - Architect in New York at Meyer Davis Studio;
Kathryn Turner (2005) - Copywriter for Flashpoint Medica;
Jason Walls (2006) - Former pitcher in the minor leagues for the San Francisco Giants, Head Baseball Coach at Springwood School;
Tate Hinkle (2002) - Resident Physician UAB Health Center;
Noelle Wilkinson (2006) - Pennsylvania Public Defender;
Richard Greene (2006) - Owner of Greene Geospatial Solutions;
Dr. Drew. Ferguson IV (1985) - United States House Representative/Dentist;
Maria Perez (1996) - Professional Songwriter, Vocalist
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 46 acres Campus Size
- 19% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsESL Support, High School and College Advising, SAT/ACT Prep
Accepting Students in GradesNo
ELTiS RequiredNot Accepted
As an international student of Springwood, I think I made a great choice to come here. I am so happy to be studying at this school. The teachers at Springwood are very kind and helpful. Springwood has a really nice college application support system for all students. I am planning to graduate next year from Springwood.
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