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Southland Academy, a college preparatory school, provides a seamless and cohesive educational experience for grades K3 - 12.  Our belief is to provide an educational experience that prepares each student academically, socially, spiritually, and physically. Southland boasts of small class sizes in which each student is able to reach his or her maximum academic potential.  Our mission is to provide a firm foundation on which each student can build a strong mind, body and spirit.  To learn about the curriculum at each level (lower, middle, and upper), click on the following links.

Mrs. Patty Webb

Academic Dean 


 Lower School


The purpose of our lower school curriculum is to provide a positive and exciting environment of exploration and discovery, establishing the foundation for growth both academically and personally.  From three-year-old kindergarten until fifth grade, students receive the building blocks for a solid academic base.  The aim of the curriculum is to instill a natural curiosity and a love of learning, the habit of daily individual study, a sense of responsibility for one's own work, and the central academic skills.  Students receive daily instruction in language arts, reading/literature, mathematics, science, and history/social studies. In addition, students participate in enrichment classes:  physical education, computer skills, spanish, and the fine arts classes of art, music, and band.  The curriculum encourages an ability to manipulate, apply, and integrate knowledge and skills.  Classes combine teacher-directed instruction with group work promoting personal achievement and a spirit of cooperation. The program also stresses the development of self-discipline and independent work habits.

  Curriculum Chart for K-8  (left click to enlarge)

Click here to visit our Middle School Curriclum Page                                                                                               Click here to visit our Upper School Curriclum Page