About Southampton Academy

Home of the SA Raider State Champions:

2015 and 2016 VISAA Division III Baseball State Champions

2015 and 2016 VISAA Division III Softball State Champions

2015 NCISAA IA 8 Man Football State Champions

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 driving directions to some of our Athletic Events, please visit our Directions Page.

Who We Serve

Southampton Academy currently serves Southampton County, City of Franklin, Greensville County, City of Emporia, City of Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Surry County, Sussex County, City of Petersburg, and parts of North Carolina.

Contact Us

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

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Library Books

Rawls Library Children's Programmer, Rebecca Wyche, visited our classroom each month this year. Ms. Rebecca, as we fondly call her, checked out carefully picked books that were related to our monthly topics and enhanced our daily curriculum. Our class took great care of the books and looked forward to Ms. Rebecca's visit each month, when she would bring us 2-3 bags of new books. Each time she walked in the room, it was like Christmas!

Yesterday, Ms. Rebecca visited us for the last time. She told us all about the Summer Reading Program at Rawls Library. We thanked her for providing our class with 369 library books this year. WOW! I can't thank her enough for her service to our sweet classroom. If you happen to be at Rawls this summer, swing on back to the Children's Room and say hello to her. She'd love to help you find some special books to check out and take home to enjoy.

Thank you, Rawls Library for all you have done for our class this year!

Southampton Academy wins VISAA title

Sunday afternoon’s Virginia Independent School Athletic Association state championship game culminated in a picture-perfect ending for Southampton Academy’s Andrew Lowe. The senior pitcher, who quarterbacked the Raiders to a state title in football, found himself once again with the ball in his hands and the game in the balance.

Lady Raiders repeat, too

For the fourth time in as many seasons, Southampton Academy and Kenston Forest matched wits with one another with the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association state championship on the line.

Raiders begin title defense with 4-1 win

The Southampton Academy boys baseball team began its Virginia Independent School Athletic Association title defense on Monday afternoon with a 4-1 win over Carlilse School in the first round of the Division III playoffs.

Lady Raiders squeeze past Warriors, 4-1

The Southampton Academy Lady Raiders found themselves in an unfamiliar postseason position in the top of the fourth inning of Monday afternoon’s Virginia Independent School Athletic Association Division III state tournament game.

Raiders fall short of soccer title

The Southampton Academy soccer club finished the regular season as the Virginia Commonwealth Conference runner up. The Raiders breezed past Isle of Wight in the semifinals of the conference tournament, but fell to top-seeded Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot in the championship round.

Southampton Academy draw with Greenbrier Christian, Isle of Wight

The Southampton Academy soccer team overcame a 3-nil deficit to draw with Greenbrier Christian Academy on Friday night and then failed to maintain a second-half lead on Monday to draw with Isle of Wight Academy.

Academies battle on the diamond

April 13, 2016

The Southampton Academy baseball team topped Virginia Commonwealth Conference rival Isle of Wight Academy on Friday afternoon. The highly anticipated matchup between the two top-ranked teams in the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association’s Division III was hardly competitive, however, as the Raiders easily dispatched the Chargers, 11-6.


May 2016

Seven Southampton Academy students participated in PDCCC's STEM Day for Girls on Friday, April 22. The young ladies took part in an electronics session where they competed to make the most aerodynamic wind vane. They attended an HVAC session where they learned about how air conditioning works. In the Criminal Justice session they learned about bullets, guns, and microscopic markings. The last session students participated in was the robotics session where they operated a simulation robotic arm to unload pallets of imaginary dishes at a warehouse. The group that won, got to work with the real robotic arm!

Raiders best Chargers on the pitch

April 6, 2016

The Southampton Academy soccer club recorded its fourth shutout of the season on Monday night, as the Raiders easily defeated Isle of Wight, 4-nil, in their first match following spring break.

Seniors lead Raiders past Knights

February 24th, 2016

Southampton Academy’s five graduating seniors have reached the pinnacle of success twice in the last 12 months, winning a state championship in both football and baseball. But while the Raiders weren’t as fortunate on the basketball court this year, they finished the regular season on a high note on Friday with a 74-65 win over Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot.

Soccer season kicks off at Southampton Academy

Southampton Academy’s varsity soccer team opened Virginia Colonial Conference play against Kenston Forest School on Wednesday night with a 9-0 win. Senior Seth Edwards scored three goals to record his first hat trick of the season, and sophomore Hunter Michener scored twice; it was Michener’s first career game.

Virginia History Drawing Contest 2016

Southampton Academy Lower School students have art which will be submitted to the art contest sponsored by 64th District Delegate Rick L. Morris. Students who are selected as top winners will have their art displayed in the General Assembly Building in Richmond. Congratulations to our in-school Raider winners!

Egg Drop

The 5th grade has been learning about gravity and force in science. They participated in an "egg drop" experiment. They could use any material they thought might help their egg survive a two-story drop! Their final count was 6 cracked eggs out of 26 total eggs!!

Mr. Woody Dunn Visits

Mr. Woody Dunn visited Southampton Academy in celebration of Virginia 's Agriculture in the Classroom Program. This literacy project takes place every March. Each year a book is selected and volunteers read to students all over the state of Virginia. Mr. Dunn entertained our Pre-K through 2nd grade students with the book, The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen. The story helped children understand how breakfast foods get to our kitchen table. Mr. Dunn and the story were very entertaining!

Southampton Academy Named National Beta School of Distinction

Southampton Academy has been named a National Beta School of Distinction for their commitment to academic excellence and their dedication to preparing students for college and career readiness.

Lt. Nick Brantley Scholarship Tournament

Southampton Academy opened up their Raider Basketball season with an invitation to the Lt. Nick Brantley Scholarship Tournament at Ridgecroft School in Ahoskie, NC. The Southampton Academy Raider JV Girls, JV Boys and Varsity Boys teams each won the championship in their respective divisions at the tournament. Senior Varsity Boys Basketball players Harrison Pope, Andrew Lowe, and Jackson Smith were named to the All Tournament Team. Harrison Pope was named MVP of the Tournament. Mina Johnson, senior Varsity Girls Basketball player, received one of the $500 Scholarships presented at the tournament by the Brantley family.

Athletic Passes

Athletic Passes for Sale for the rest of the 2015-16 School Year - $100 per Family Pass, $50 per Individual Pass

Virginia Living's Top Schools!

Southampton Academy has been named one of Virginia Living's Top Schools! Virginia Living’s Top High Schools & Colleges 2015 recognizes schools for excellence and innovation in six categories: Arts & Humanities, Science, Math & Technology, Fine & Visual Arts, Capital Improvements, Athletics and Special Needs. After thorough review of each school’s programs and accomplishments, Virginia Living’s editors selected schools that have instituted programs or recently begun capital improvements aimed at strengthening students’ experiences in and beyond the classroom. Virginia Living’s Top High Schools & Colleges 2015 is the resource for anyone curious about why Virginia’s schools are consistently ranked among the nation’s best.

Southampton Academy Students Study Art of Keith Haring

Students at Southampton Academy in Courtland have been learning about artist Keith Haring. Children in kindergarten through grades five have been participating in a themed unit of study based on the American Pop artist. The artist’s work has offered an opportunity for Mrs. Beth Fox, lower school art instructor, to teach many basic art skills that will be expanded throughout the rest of the school year. Each class has created different Haring-style projects which are displayed throughout the school building. Fifth graders were able to integrate art with technology to develop a multi media panel that included digital photos added to the painting.

Students unlock potential at Southampton Academy

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Middle school students at Southampton Academy are being challenged academically like never before, thanks to the district’s newest scholastic program. Unlocking Potential, or UP, is an enrichment class offered to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students, which focuses on critical thinking and creativity; developing communication skills, group cohesion and interaction; and advancing logical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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