About Southampton Academy

Southampton Academy challenges and encourages each student to learn and grow through academic experiences that combine innovation and tradition with moral and spiritual values in a supportive family environment.

Grade Levels

Southampton Academy offers Pre-K3 through 12th Grade


Southampton Academy is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools


Southampton Academy is located at 26495 Old Plank Road Courtland, VA 23837

Directions to Athletic Events

For directions to schools in the VCC Conference please visit our Directions Page.

Who We Serve

Southampton Academy currently serves Southampton County, City of Franklin, Greensville County, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Surry County, Sussex County, Northampton County

Contact Us

If you have any questions feel free to contact us through email at sa@southamptonacademy.org

News Around Campus

See whats new on our campus through the articles and tabs below.

Raiders persevere to win second title

May 20, 2015

Brynner Porter wasn’t coming out of the game. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Southampton Academy Raiders, including Porter, went up to the plate and were sat down in order by Thomas Chisam of Walsingham Academy...

Lady Raiders win first state championship

May 2015

One year less a day after their top-seeded Southampton Academy Lady Raiders lost in extra innings to then three-time defending champion Kenston Forest in the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association Division III State Championship Game...

SA win overshadowed by injury

May 2015

The Southampton Academy Raiders baseball team may have won its first-round Virginia Independent School Athletic Association Tournament matchup with Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot handily...

Mizelle shines as Lady Raiders advance

May 2015

Simply getting a hit off of Southampton Academy starting pitcher Brooke Mizelle is difficult enough. Arm her with a lineup capable of scoring 15 runs in just three innings, and the Lady Raiders just might be able to capture their first state softball championship in school history...

Southampton Academy Raiders soccer celebrates seniors

May 12, 2015

The Southampton Academy Raiders soccer team dropped three in a row this past week, losing to Isle of Wight Academy on Monday, 5-0, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot on Wednesday, 4-1, and Greenbrier Christian, 2-1, in overtime on Friday...

Raider Reader/Math Appreciation Breakfast

May 2015

We would like to thank our Raider Reader/Math Volunteers: Texie Bryant, Paul Leathers, Marguerite Leathers, Anita Falcone, Tom Perry, Lisa Skeeters, Charles Wrenn, Roberta Wrenn, Toni Phillips, Suzanne Duffy, Shara Pearce,Sally Owens, Jean Parker, Bessie Smith, and Theresa Applewhite.

SA wins third-straight VCC championship

May 12, 2015

Southampton Academy’s baseball team has won the Virginia Commonwealth Conference Tournament Championship for the third-consecutive year. The Raiders received a bye in the quarterfinals by finishing first for the regular season at 9-0 in the conference. In the semi-final game, played at Lawrenceville on Brunswick Academy’s Field...

A Walk Through History


Mrs. Crowder's 4th graders and Mrs. Whitley's 5th and 6th graders created a "Walk through History" in SA's gym on Tuesday 4/28. Fourth grade colonists and Indians showed visitors a day in the life of Colonial America. Fifth graders have been studying U.S. geography and each student "drew a state from a hat" to research and create a project. Students got crafty and created a float to show off the beauty, history, and fun of their state. Sixth graders transformed themselves into famous (and in some instances infamous) duos/groups from history. It was a fun learning experience for students and visitors of all ages.

Middle School AVA Forensics


Southampton Academy’s 5th, 6th and 7th Grade Forensics Team competed at Amelia Academy on Friday, March 20, 2015. Congratulations to:
Chloe Bunn - 3rd place - 5th Grade Serious Public Speaking
Erika Shaffer - 3rd place - 5th Grade Girls' Monologue
Wyatt Smith - 3rd place - 5th Grade Boys' Poetry
Knox Butler - 2nd place – 6th Grade Serious Public Speaking
Coles Owens - 2nd place – 6th Grade Humorous Public Speaking
Will Applewhite - 3rd place – 7th Boys' Monologue
Hannah Fitch - 3rd place – 7th Grade Serious Public Speaking
Emma Hoctor - 2nd place – 7th Grade Humorous Public Speaking

2015 Forensics Team

March 2015
Novice - Overall 2nd Place Winner:
Children's Choice Award
- Kendal Ferguson
After Dinner Speaking
- Margaret Stevens
Serious Oral Interpretation
- Richard Byrd - 2nd Place Winner
Humorous Oral Interpretation
- Ben Fly and Haley Lowe
Serious Poetry
- Claire Watson
Humorous Prose
- Wyatt Jernigan - 1st Place Winner
Humorous Prose
- Emily Wrenn
Story Telling
- Kendal Ferguson - 1st Place Winner
Dual Oral Interpretation
- Mason Pope and Caroline Nicholson
Sight Reading
- Selena Johnson - 1st Place Winner
Sight Reading
- Katherine Davis - 3rd Place Winner
Varsity - Overall 3rd Place Winner:
Extemporaneous Speaking
- Chris Fly
Original Oratory
- Mina Johnson - 2nd Place Winner
Serious Oral Interpretation
- Mia Gamboni
Serious Oral Interpretation
- Kirsten Wachsmann - 3rd Place Winner
Humorous Oral Interpretation
- Alex Hasty - 1st Place Winner
Humorous Oral Interpretation
- Morgan Garris
Serious Poetry
- Chase Jackson and Brooke Mizelle
Serious Prose
- Madison Dunn - 2nd Place Winner
Humorous Prose
- Julie Russo - 1st Place Winner
Humorous Prose
- Matt Rose
Story Telling
- Aleena Edwards - 1st Place Winner
Story Telling
- Chelsea Beltrami
Dual Oral Interpretation
- Haley Drewry and Paige Parker - 1st Place Winners
Sight Reading
- Seth Edwards


Southampton Academy has been fortunate enough to acquire 28 new Chromebooks and 2 new carts, so our students and faculty can utilize them in their classrooms and around campus for Scholastic Core Clicks, academic research, Accelerated Reader, MathFacts in a Flash and to access a multitude of online classes and coursework.

Virginia BETA Scholarship


Congratulations to Rachael Hopkins, President of Southampton Academy’s BETA Club, for being the recipient of the 2014-2015 Virginia BETA Scholarship. She was awarded the scholarship at the 75th Annual Virginia BETA Club Convention on March 21, 2015.

Summer Enrichment Programs!

Southampton Academy has qualified Upper School students to enroll for the University of Virginia Summer Enrichment Program and the Duke TIP Field Studies Program for the Summer of 2015.

Montreal and Quebec Trip

March 4 - 9, 2015

French II and French III students went to Montreal and Quebec from March 4 - 9, 2015. They visited historic parts of Montreal and Quebec. It was great for students to see all of the signs in French and be able to practice ordering our meals in French. Everyone had a great time!

The Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference!

Two Upper School students will be attending The Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference during the Summer of 2015.

Regional Governor's School and the UVA Summer Enrichment Program!

Congratulations to our Lower and Middle student who qualified to attend the Meherrin Summer Regional Governor's School and the UVA Summer Enrichment Program!

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