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.

Kids at Heart Annual Dinner and Auction

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Southampton Academy annual Kids at Heart Annual Dinner and Auction will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 6pm - Midnight.

Raider Graduates ready to Take on World:

June 2015

If the Southampton Academy Class of 2015 could have hit a big pause button to slow down time on Saturday, then we might all still be standing still. Headmaster Scott Wasdin wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, as he reflected on these members of the Raider Nation.

French Teacher Mrs. Sherry Ferguson

May 2015

Mrs. Sherry Ferguson, Southampton Academy's French teacher, attended a French Immersion Program in Canada in May. She is pictured in this article describing the program from the University of Montreal's newspaper:

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...

Scholarships Offered to the Class of 2015

June 2015

Masco Barrett – Chowan University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and Old Dominion University
Sarah Grace Best – Campbell University
Colby Blythe – Lynchburg College and Radford University
Alex Hasty – James Madison University and North Carolina State University
Jackson Howell – Longwood University
Brooke Mizelle – Salisbury University
Paul Parker – Chowan University
August Ringer – Lynchburg College
Julie Russo – Virginia Commonwealth University

Congratulations to the following for being awarded these scholarships and achievements:

June 2015

Valedictorian: Paige Parker
Salutatorians: Ethan Edwards and Julie Russo
BETA Club Scholarship - Ford Fox
Chris Murphy Memorial Scholarship - Haley Drewry
DAR Citizenship Award – Paige Parker
The Dean Scholarship - Mason Pope
Exemplary Raider Scholarship – Julie Russo
National Geographic Bee Award – Will Belmonte
Presidential Academic Excellence Awards– 8th Grade – Will Belmonte, Katherine Davis, Ford Fox, Haley Lowe, Avery Pope, Noah Shaffer, Josh Smiley
Raider’s Choice Awards – Ford Fox and Josh Smiley
Tripp Pope Scholarship - Harrison Pope
Randolph College Book Award – Elena Litman
Lillie Stoltz Smith Memorial Scholarship - Emily Owens
Scripps National Spelling Bee Award - Will Belmonte
Virginian Pilot Scholastic Achievement Awards – Paige Parker, Morgan Garris, Caroline Nicholson
William and Mary Leadership Award– Mina Johnson
William and Mary South of the James Book Award – Madison Dunn
Gene W. Williams Memorial Scholarship – Mina Johnson
Stephen R. Wrenn Memorial Scholarship - Haley Bunch
Anne Prince Wright Memorial Scholarship – Madison Dunn
The Smith Scholarship - Nate Williams
Woodmen of the World Award - Aleena Edwards
American Legion: Girls State – Mina Johnson, Haley Bunch, Madison Dunn
American Legion Boys State – Caleb Bradshaw, Jordan Crowder. Seth Edwards, Harrison Pope, Jackson Smith

Congratulations to the following for being awarded these scholarships and achievements:

June 2015

BETA Club State Scholarship– Rachael Hopkins
Courtland Masonic Lodge Scholarship – Rachael Hopkins
Chuckatuck Ruritan Scholarship – Brooke Mizelle
Franklin Rotary Club (Hinkie Parker Memorial) Scholarship – Paige Parker
GFWC Tarrara Woman’s Club Scholarship – Haley Drewry
George C. Scott Scholarship– Ethan Edwards
Gladys Walker Bowman Scholarship – Paige Parker
Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) – Emery Weist, Allison Matthews
Hunterdale Ruritan Club – Rachael Hopkins
James Madison University Centennial Scholarship – Alex Hasty
John Alan Glasgow Scholarship – Paige Parker
Lowes Carl Buchan Scholarship– Brooke Mizelle
Ruth Camp Campbell Scholarship – Paige Parker
Scott-Ellis Scholarship – Sarah Grace Best
Virginia Tobacco Growers Scholarship – Kirsten Wachsmann
Wendy’s High School Heisman School Award – Brooke Mizelle
Chapman Award – Sharon and Don Rose
Tripp Pope Sportsmanship Awards– Brooke Mizelle and Matt Rose
Outstanding Raider Awards – Matt Rose and Nate Williams
Robert F. Marks, Jr. Athletic Scholarship – Mina Johnson
Presidential Excellence Awards -6th Grade - Matthew Brantley, Savannah Buchanan, Knox Butler, Ethan Ferguson, Niko Gamboni, Marina Harrup, Katelyn Holland, Elani Jackson, Jackson Matthews, Coles Owens, Abby Pearce, Michael Riebel, Victoria Ross, Drake Taylor, Georgia Ward, Sophie Ziemian
Presidential Excellence Awards - 5th Grade - Jayden Applewhite, Emma Belmonte,, Whitley Brittle, Chloe Bunn Kaylen Cales, Sydney Cooper, Win Council, Benjamin Davis, Bailey Drake, Ryan Jarratt, Violet Mason, Tripp Matthews, Nate Owens, Marshall Parker, Peyton Randall, Daelyn Rose, Austin Schuermann, Erika Shaffer, Holden Shank, Caroline Slate, Wyatt Smith, Raven Speight, Landon Weist , Jack Whitley
Jackson Fox Memorial Scholarship - Marina Harrup
GE Pillow Citizenship Award - Julie Russo
Presidential Excellence Awards – 12th Grade - Haley Drewry, Ethan Edwards, Alex Hasty, Brooke Mizelle, Paige Parker, Matt Rose, Julie Russo, Kirsten Wachsmann, Nate Williams
PTO Awards - Brooke Mizelle and Matt Rose

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...

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.

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!

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.

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