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.

Virginia National Geographic Bee


Congratulations to Will Belmonte for being named a state semifinalist by the National Geographic Society for the 2015 Virginia National Geographic State Bee. He will compete at Longwood University on March 27, 2015.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

April 1, 2015

Sponsored by the Upper School Student Government Association
Where: Gymnasium
When: April 1st, Wednesday, 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Thanks for considering giving the Gift of Life!

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.

Lady Raiders Pick Up Dramatic Win


In the top of the seventh, Southampton Academy was facing extra innings when Avery Pope stepped up to the plate with runners on first and third...

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

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.

Mrs. White's 3rd grade class staying active


Mrs. White's 3rd grade class at Southampton Academy kept their bodies active at school this winter playing tennis. They spent one hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays with their favorite Tennis Pro, Ken Cussick, along with his friendly and nationally-ranked local tennis assistants Lindsay Raulston and Andy Mason. We were happy to see Lindsay again, a graduate of Southampton Academy's Class of 2010.

Southampton Academy signed up right away when Western Tidewater Tennis Association (WTTA) invited our school to participate in a new health and wellness program for kids. We learned that WTTA received a generous "Ace Obesity" grant from the Obici Healthcare Foundation to help educate young 3rd grade students who reside in the western tidewater region on ways to GET MOVING.

Coach Ken opened each session by reading a story to the students from a book called, Henry Gets Moving, written by Pierre Rouzier, M.D. and Chaz Nielsen. Then, he would coach students through the basic fundamentals of tennis. Children who never picked up a tennis racquet in their life were introduced to a new sport they could play for the rest of their lives. At the end of the program, students earned their very own tennis racquet, foam ball, and a copy of the book, Henry Gets Moving.

Great fun was had by all who participated. In fact, many of our students were interested in learning more about the game of tennis. Southampton Academy appreciates all the nice people at Obici Healthcare Foundation and Western Tidewater Tennis Association for making this worthwhile program possible for our students. We look forward to a very active Spring tennis season!

PAWS is a champion organization for animals


Rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people. Our very own Class of 2015 Senior, Haley Drewry, has been inspired to help this wonderful organization by hosting a local Pet Food & Toy Drive on the Southampton Academy campus through the month of March. Please consider supporting this worthwhile project. For your convenience, donations can be placed in the Lower School Lobby. Items accepted include: Pedigree Puppy Food, Purina Kitten Chow, peanut butter, cleaning supplies, old sheets or towels, and TOYS!

Southampton Academy JJV Team Goes Undefeated


Southampton Academy’s JJV Boys Basketball Team finished their season 13-0 with a 48-14 victory over Blessed Sacrament Huguenot...

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.

Students Pre-K through 6th grade were given reading goals for the months of November - February

Students earned pieces of Duct Tape with the mission to tape Mrs. Best to the wall. On Feb. 11 students lined up and actually "stuck it" to Mrs. Best.

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!

Weather Ends Southampton Academy Varsity Basketball Season


Due to this week’s inclement weather, officials with the Virginia Commonwealth Conference have decided to do away with the quarterfinal basketball games and advance...


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.

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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