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.

Jump/Hoops for Heart Campaign

March 18th, 2015

Southampton Academy will be participating once again in a Hoops/Jump for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association. Students will be jumping rope and playing basketball in the gymnasium. This year's event will be held on Wednesday, February 18th. Each student will be coming home with a collection packet with all the necessary information. The consent form must be signed and returned to school in order for your child to participate. All money must be returned to your child's homeroom teacher by Tuesday, February 17th. Any student who returns his/her envelope with a minimum donation of $5.00 will be allowed to participate in the event.

Donations may be made in honor or memory of family/friends. Their names will be put on paper hearts and displayed in the gym during the month of February. Please note any memorial or honorary gifts in your collection envelopes.

Why is this event so important? In the United States, coronary disease is also a leader in the cause of serious disability. Funds raised for this event help with needed research. Hoops/Jump for Heart also brings to our children's attention the need for a healthy lifestyle.

Since 1998, Southampton Academy has raised right at $84,102.00 for this cause. We are indeed blessed with a generous and caring school family. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer on February 18th, please contact Fannie Byrd, Debby Grizzard, or Debbie Johnson at 757-653-2512.

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.

Upper School Dance

March 14, 2015

An Upper School dance for 9th - 12th Grade will be held in the Gym on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 7pm - 10pm. There will be a DJ and refreshments will be provided. Please see Mrs. Dunn to purchase tickets for $10 each. All proceeds go to raise funds for the Upper School trip in May.

Weather Ends Southampton Academy Varsity Basketball Season

February 20th

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...

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!

Southampton Academy students get All-Conference, All-State nods

Southampton Academy ended its 2014 football season with another run into the playoffs. While they did not go as deep as they did the previous two years, many of their athletes excelled in the 8-man game on the field and were awarded thusly...

Awards and Competitions!

Our Southampton Academy Middle and Upper School students have been nominated for numerous awards and have entered essay and oratorical competitions, along with being busy preparing for Scholastic Bowl Meets, AVA Events, and Middle School and Upper School Forensics Events.

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.

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.

Southampton Academy’s Parker signs with Chowan!

A quiet ceremony recently took place in the Southampton Academy library to allow student-athlete Paul Parker to sign his letter of intent to attend Chowan University...

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Mia Gamboni received a South Eastern Region honorable mention for her poetry portfolio of five poems, entitled "Seasons" from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.


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.

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