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Springwood School

Established: 1970

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Fall Year

School Description

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.

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.

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.

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.

Visit the School Website: Springwood School
Visit the City Website: Greater Valley Area (Lanett, Valley, West Point)

Awards and Accomplishments Of School

Blue Ribbon Designation - 7 times, President's Award Winner - 5 times

Famous Alumni

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?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Speciality Programs
ESL Support, High School and College Advising, SAT/ACT Prep
Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field
2D Art, Art, Art - Foundations, Art Appreciation, Drama, Graphic Arts, Studio Art - 3D Design, Visual Arts, Visual Arts
Band, Choir
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Calculus, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Psychology, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Math Club, Math Team, Music Appreciation, National Honor League, Robotics Club, Scholar Cup, Spanish Club, Strength and Conditioning
Accepting Students in Grades
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Required
Not 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.

Yeonwoo from South Korea

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