A Message from Our Head of Schools

A Message from Our Head of Schools

Welcome To South Hills Academy,


South Hills Academy (SHA) has been educating and nourishing the minds and spirits of students for 60 years, and during these years, our students have been well-prepared to become the ambassadors and leaders of the world. It is my pleasure to welcome all families, here and abroad, interested in having their children attend South Hills Academy.


SHA is located in beautiful West Covina, California and is about 30 minutes east of Los Angeles. We are centrally located near the San Gabriel Mountains, major amusement parks (Disneyland, Universal Studios, etc.) and many world-renowned universities (UCLA, USC, and the Pomona Colleges). Our students have exposure and access to the many unparalleled resources that Southern California has to offer.


SHA was established in 1957 and is celebrating 60 years of academic excellence. Our school is accredited through WASC from Kindergarten thru 12th grade. SHA has been and remains committed to providing a rigorous, engaging and innovative curriculum to all our students. As a result, we are able to provide an individualized learning program that attends to all learners.


The school boasts many wonderful amenities, which include a large playing field, basketball/volleyball courts and swimming pool. In addition, we have completed several new upgrades such as our newly renovated SHA Science Lab, Academic Center, Dance Studio, STEM Lab, and Nutrition Center. Lastly, we are excited about the addition of our new art studio where students from Kindergarten to 12th grade can develop their creativity and artistry.


SHA provides an academic program that will prepare students to apply to the best universities in the country. All students will work closely with our counselor to create an individualized learning plan so that students are well prepared to meet their short and long term goals. In addition, our after school program offers supplemental support that includes tutoring, clubs, sports. SHA subscribes to a whole child approach to education and provides all students an opportunity to reach their true potential.


South Hills Academy features an excellent location, academic rigor, multiple programs, small classes, and individualized learning plans to best serve international and local students. For 60 years, SHA has been the jewel of the San Gabriel Valley, and families should feel confident in choosing SHA as their school.





Dr. Gabriel Ramirez

Head of Schools