DEVELOPING A LIFELONG LOVE OF LEARNING
Why Choose Southfield
At Southfield, our talented and experienced faculty cultivate curiosity, character, kindness, and a lifelong love of learning. We do things a little differently around here and it’s one of the reasons we have more than 85 years of outstanding outcomes with our students and alumni. We don’t teach to a test – we have a proven method that works. Our secret is in helping our students find the joy of learning. We believe in creating a partnership between faculty, parents, and students and our students meet our efforts with enthusiasm.
Our 2019 graduating class of 40 students earned 81 high school credits. 50% of our students qualify for the Duke University TIP, a program that identifies gifted students.
100% of our Preschool lead teachers are early childhood education certified. 50% of our Preschool, Lower School, and Middle School teachers hold advanced degrees (Master’s or higher).
We Don't Teach To A Test
We have more than 85 years of experience helping students discover a lifelong love of learning.
We wanted an environment in which we felt 100% comfortable leaving our 4 young children on a daily basis. Impressed by the reputation of Southfield, the fine arts enrichment, and the 6:1 student-teacher ratio for preschoolers alone, I enrolled all 4 of our children within a day of our tour. 50% of lower school teachers hold Master’s degree or higher, and watching our children grow with confidence, loving to read, loving to wake up to go to school, we knew we were in the right place.”
Southfield does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, age, national and ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs. Southfield School is committed to seeking diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Southfield admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
Spotlight on Kindergarten
Going to kindergarten is a big deal. Whether your child has experienced school for years at this point or will be entering the school setting for the first time, it marks a major transition. At Southfield School, our outstanding kindergarten program nurtures the whole child, developing a wide range of skills in language and literacy, cognitive aptitude, as well as social, emotional, and physical growth. Learning through play continues in kindergarten. Our talented teachers create an environment of purposeful learning centers and activities, incorporate small group instruction, and implement varied teaching strategies to reach all learners. Specialists enrich the learning experience as they instruct students weekly in music, art, foreign language, library, physical education, math, and science.
4th Grade Buddies
A beloved tradition at Southfield School, our Buddies program partners each kindergarten student with a 4th-grade student buddy. Every two weeks, Buddies gather for a special activity with a time of collaboration for intentional relationship building. Buddy Reveal Day proves to be one of the most exciting days of the year. Whether it be reading together for Dr. Seuss Day, enjoying a Friendsgiving feast or Polar Express party, bowling or running relay races, our youngest and oldest lower school students form bonds that last well beyond the school year.
Beginning in Preschool 4 and continuing through 4th grade, Southfield Students are introduced to a variety of languages through our Passports program. A multi-language model, Passports is designed to develop an excitement for learning other languages and increase future language study motivation. In addition, our Passports program seeks to cultivate students’ appreciation for different customs, foods, arts, and architecture throughout the world.
Superkids Reading Curriculum
The Superkids Reading Program captivates our students from the start with tales of the Superkids. These relatable characters and their ongoing adventures provide an engaging and cohesive framework for literacy success in grades kindergarten through 2nd grade. Southfield students are engaged with delightful characters, captivating songs, and enriching activities while developing phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
of our teachers hold an advanced degree (Master's or higher)
of '22 Alumni are currently attending college
Ranked #1 in his class, Southfield Alumnus Andrew Stuart was Byrd High School's 2022 Valedictorian
Voted the Area’s Best Private School
Southfield is the only school in North Louisiana accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS). ISAS promotes the highest standards of educational excellence, and this accreditation conveys to the global community the unique and exceptional qualities of our school. Southfield School has been voted the area’s Best Private School by the Shreveport Times and the Most Loved Private School by local residents multiple years.
Dedicated to Developing a Lifelong Love of Learning
At Southfield, our talented and experienced faculty cultivate curiosity, character, kindness and a lifelong love of learning. Our secure environment surrounds the whole child on a journey through a challenging curriculum that results in exceptional young scholars with self-confidence and integrity.
Play is the underpinning foundation of all learning in preschool. Teachers set up purposeful learning centers and activities. For young children, play is their work. Each class is taught by a certified early childhood teacher and an assistant, averaging a 6:1 student to teacher ratio in our preschool classes. The regular school day ends at noon with extended day options available. Learn more about our Preschool program.
Each Kindergarten class is taught by a certified teacher and an assistant using purposeful learning centers. Additional certified specialists instruct students in music, art, French, PE, and computer technology. Specialists in math, reading, and science work to enrich the learning experience. Learning through play continues in Kindergarten. Kindergarten at Southfield School.
In Lower School, nurture meets high expectations. Veteran teachers maintain high academic and social standards. Lower School presents exciting ways to learn and contributes to the success of our students. We accelerate their STEAM experience through weekly science labs in addition to their regular science classes. Check out our Lower School.
Southfield School provides an exciting environment where middle school students flourish. Creative thinking and problem-solving are part of the daily expectation of finding success in a challenging academic environment. Students enjoy many opportunities to lead. It’s a place where all students can find “a spot on the team or a role in the play.” Explore our Middle School.
We’d Love to Tell You More
If a picture says 1,000 words, a visit will define the story of their childhood.
89 Years of Excellence
Have we mentioned we’ve been inspiring young minds since 1934? Our exploratory, hands-on approach develops inquisitiveness and a love of learning. We let our children stretch their legs with a daily recess and PE through middle school because their brains work better when they’ve had a chance to move around. Library time doesn’t phase out as our students enter middle school. There are many things that set us apart, but it’s best told on campus – come visit us!