Summertime is Field Trip Time.

During the Summer Program the students get to enjoy the wealth of culture, history and beauty of southern California. Today, Mr. Pulgencio and Mr. Cabalu took their ESL classes to The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Si Ting, Yugi, Gary, Huhu, Andrew and Jolie in the green house where the orchids grow.

There are a lot of peacocks everywhere.

A hummingbird greeted us.

Front row: Jolie, Yugi, Si Ting, Andrew, Gary, Mr. Pulgencio. Back row: Mr. Cabalu, Huhu. We are ready for lunch!

The Beauty of Beaver Creek, Arizona

Here are some photos of the students and classes at our Beaver Creek campus.

The students have the opportunity to learn about horses and horseback riding.

Art class.

Students building a project for math class.

Students building a project for math class.

There are a lot of outdoor activities, here the students do a mountain run in the mornings.  The beautiful red rocks of Sedona is in the background.

Music class.

Commencement of the class of 2013

The day began with the Baccalaureate in the chapel, where students performed music, sang and read poetry. Then families and friends gathered in the forum for The Tradition of the Axe, honoring eighth grade graduates, departmental honors, silver and gold honors and the conferring of diplomas to the seniors.

The senior procession to the chapel for the Baccalareate.

Crystal Tran singing "Time of Your Life" by Green Day.

Graduate Carolin Renner, junior Yasar Ablat, graduate Ellie  Krylova.

Seniors getting ready to proceed into the forum.

The class of 2013.

Rilind Radoniqi giving a speech about his experiences at Southwestern Academy.

Demetry Avery receives his diploma from Board of Directors.

Coach Gonzalez and Masato Ito.
Celebrate your success.

Sports Awards Dinner

All the coaches gathered to honor the student athletes of notable skill, talent and leadership. Sports included were baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball.
Coach Gibbs opened the ceremonies with a statement from the headmaster.

Soccer award outstanding player to Rilind Radoniqi.

Soccer award to Ryohei Miyasaka.

Soccer award to Masato Ito.

Girls' basketball award to Yuri.

Julia receives an basketball award.

Ryohei Miyasaka receives a basketball award from Coach Cabalu.

Coach Cabalu gives a basketball award to Jesse Du. 

Girls' Basket Coach Bornt honors Nancy Ruiz.

Sarah Osmonson receives a basketball award.

Boys' Varsity Basketball team.

Two baseball team players that hit home runs this year, Masamichi Makino and Masato Ito.

Baseball leadership award for Charlie Mathias.

Athlete of the Year: Rilind Radoniqi.

Athletic Leadership Award: Masato Ito.

Track and Field

An afternoon of competitions in running, long jump, discus throwing, free throw and relay races, in the annual Track and Field Day.
Ilya coming in first place.

Wade and Demetry in the lead.

Discus throwing (aka frisbee throwing).

Min Sung Kim in the long jump.

Deborah Kaufeldt - Boardman taking the lead.

Jason taking a leap.

The relay race with Jaclyn and Okika.

The house team, The Aces, win overall. Here, team captain Charlie Mathias celebrates.


The artists painting the sign for the Luau.

Excitement is in the air as Ilya and Adryan get ready for the Luau. 
My Hai shows everyone how the limbo is done.
Faculty, Ms. Williams, Coach Romero and Mrs. Osmonson getting ready for  pie throwing.

As the school year comes to an end, there is fun in the air for the students at the annual Luau.

Middle school student, Terrence, getting an ear full of water during the water balloon fight.

All the students enjoyed the sumo wrestling.

Dinner is about to be served.
Pie throwing.

Shake those hips! The students learn to dance like the islanders.

Fire eating!