Springwood School is an Independent, College and Career Preparatory Day and International Boarding School located on a 46-acre campus in Lanett, Alabama. The school currently has approximately 250 students, grades K4-12, including up to 30 international students with the capacity for 32 students to live in the school's International House. On September 1, 2020, Springwood celebrated its 50th year of college preparatory academic excellence, fine arts, and athletic programs for K4 through 12th-grade students.
Springwood School is accredited by SAIS, SACS, and AdvancED (Cognia). The school is located just 2 miles from Georgia and serves students from both states, holding memberships in Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) and Georgia Independent School Association (GISA). The school's programs are open to qualified students of all races, creeds, and ethnic origins. As a college and career preparatory school, Springwood is a school run by Christian leaders dedicated to providing quality education in a nurturing environment, focusing on mind, body, and spiritual development.
As we move into our next 50 years, Springwood is expanding its boundaries to include preparing our students for:
jobs that have not yet been created
technology that has not yet been invented
problems that have not yet been identified.
At Springwood, the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of each student is supported by the rigor of our education. Springwood's traditions in and out of the classroom are at the core of the Springwood mission. Our students are prepared for the colleges of their choice, evidenced by our last wave of graduates receiving academic scholarships to Auburn University, Georgia Tech, Tulane, Emory, University of Alabama, UGA, MIT, the Air Force Academy, Texas A&M, Clemson, and more. The rigor is at a level where students thrive, not just survive, at the next level of education.
Springwood School is open! By observing the 4 C's of health and hygiene protocol (Clean hands, Cover mouth, and nose, Create space and Consider symptoms) we are able to maintain, to the best of our ability, the health, and well-being of our community. We are also working with East Alabama Medical Center to provide information and resources for COVID-19 vaccines. If you have any questions regarding our response to COVID-19, please don't hesitate to contact email@example.com.
Springwood School Football starts Spring Practice focusing on Form Running, Seahawk Tackling,
Tip of the Spear Blocking, Passing and Catching.
Open to Springwood School rising 6th-12th grades. Attire is shorts, t-shirts and cleats.
For more information, please contact Coach Kurt Page at (615) 403-1337. GO WILDCATS!
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Springwood School Announces the Contract Extension of Head of School
“Honoring the Past While Embracing the Future” has served as Springwood School’s theme for the past two years under the direction of Springwood School’s Head of School, Lowrie McCown. Having honored the longstanding traditions of Springwood School while successfully positioning the school for a flourishing future, Springwood School is pleased to announce the extension of Lowrie McCown’s contract.
Under Mr. McCown’s leadership, Springwood School successfully navigated COVID issues, immediately pivoting to virtual classes to complete the 2020 school year. The school's largest graduating class experienced in-person commencement services one day after originally scheduled. The Class of 2020 set a school record $4.6 million in college scholarship offers and expanded acceptances to 60 colleges. The current school year opened on August 17 and has been in session on campus, with in-person classes throughout the school year while offering virtual options on a case-by-case basis for both students and faculty. COVID has not stopped the school's progress as staffing additions, enhancements to academic, college counseling programs, and extracurricular activities have combined for a dynamic revamping of the campus's overall atmosphere.
The Chattahoochee Valley Education Foundation Board of Trustees Chair, Sykes Smith, stated, "We look forward to working together to continue Springwood School's legacy of providing a superior environment conducive to intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth for our students."
Despite COVID-19's global effects and limitations, Springwood School has continued full speed, prioritizing its students' safety and education. Senior Amber Franklin said, "I’m so thankful that Mr. McCown and the Springwood Community have enabled the student body to have a somewhat normal year and to continue interacting with each other in academics, athletics, and special school functions like prom, pep rallies, and senior retreat.”
Instrumental in the success of Springwood School lies the faculty and staff. COVID has not diminished the emphasis to strengthen the leadership Springwood School provides its students. Vital additions to Springwood’s faculty have included four elementary and primary teachers, and physics, math, and foreign language teachers. Recent additions to the school’s administration have included Claire Bradfield, Director of Community Engagement; Stephanie Jackson, Director of College and Career; and Kurt Page, Ed.D, Athletic Director, and Head Football Coach. They have created an immediate impact. They join Ann Hixon, Director of International Student Program, who has built a vibrant residential program over the past three years. Springwood School is actively seeking to fill the last critical administrative role with the Director of Academics, which oversees students' academic success in grades K4-12.
Despite current conditions throughout the world, Springwood School continues to expand its pursuit of excellence in academics and student support in career and life development beyond the classroom by adding new programs for the college application and scholarship process, life purpose, and career planning classes. Spearheading student services efforts is Stephanie Jackson with immediate plans to expand course offerings enabling each student to have a personalized academic plan beginning in 9th grade.
While COVID presented challenges this past year, Springwood School has remained steadfast, creatively finding safe ways to keep students actively participating in athletic and extracurricular programs. Kannon Key, Senior Varsity Boys' Soccer Team Captain, stated, "This year has been hard for many athletic teams across the country, but Springwood has worked hard to remain healthy and support us in our efforts to grow as athletes and students. Finding a way to allow us to play sports has provided a sense of togetherness and strengthened the Springwood community in a time where so many students feel alone." Springwood School's Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball Teams both finished in the Elite Eight Round of AISA competitions. Students from the cheer, football team, and basketball teams were selected to compete in AISA All-Star competitions. In charge of revitalizing the athletics program is Dr. Kurt Page, founder of SOAR Athletic Training and First Team All-SEC Quarterback as a student at Vanderbilt University. Increased team spirit and camaraderie are being experienced campus-wide.
Focusing on growth, increasing financial support of the school, and reconnecting alumni, Claire Bradfield meets daily with new families to share the unique qualities that Springwood School offers its families. Springwood School’s reach goes far beyond Chambers County's lines with families from Troup, Harris, and Lee counties. Generous support from families and alumni has provided Springwood with opportunities to improve and develop Springwood’s academics and athletics, creating an environment for future generations to become the leaders of tomorrow's world. Springwood School graduate Jenna Brown '91 said, "I am a Springwood alumna, the parent of a 2020 graduate. I can confidently say that Springwood helped prepare both of us for a seamless transition to post-secondary academics and a successful college experience. We are so thankful to be a part of Springwood School!”
In addition to the wide range of course offerings and extracurricular opportunities, Springwood students have the opportunity to develop global agility with their classmates. Twenty percent of Springwood's high school population is international students, giving all students the advantage of creating global relations long before entering the workforce, strengthening their abilities to communicate and work together with different cultures. Springwood School's Theatre Director and Spanish teacher, Cindy Miller, expressed, "A unique quality that differentiates Springwood is having so many cultures in one school. It gives us a sensitivity to each other's needs and allows us to see all individuals as people, friends, and family. It takes countries, thousands of miles away, and gives us the ability to connect and blend."
Ann Hixon has provided a welcome home to over 80 students from 17 different countries, with 31 students from seven other countries calling Springwood School home last year. Even though travel came to a complete halt after COVID-19 closed international borders, international students at Springwood were able to live at the International House throughout the summer for their safety. Vietnamese student Khiem Le said, "Springwood School treats you like a person and not a number. The atmosphere on campus feels like one big family. While many of my friends' schools are still closed, Springwood has provided an interactive and engaging environment throughout the pandemic. Adding a summer program at the international house this past summer provided options and refuge during a time of so much uncertainty."
As the world looks to reopen and find the new normal, the vision for Springwood School presses on. After renewing his contract, Springwood School's Head of School, Lowrie McCown, excitedly stated, "Springwood School is such a vibrant community. We are strategically positioned with our staff and programs to expand our influence on students throughout East Alabama, West Georgia, and the world. We are focused on growing our enrollment by expanding our course offerings, regaining our edge athletically, and enhancing the Fine Arts experience. We are positioning our school to be known for preparing our students to be influential leaders skilled at navigating careers in jobs yet to be created, using technology yet to be invented, to solve problems yet to be identified.”
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