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.”
Recognition for Outstanding Educator
Southfield School is proud to announce Jenny Gauthier has won the 2019 national award for “New Professional Art Educator!” This award is for a first year art educator. Each year, the NAEA Awards Program offers the opportunity to nominate outstanding art educators in all Divisions and Regions, and from each state and province for national recognition. She was presented the award at the NAEA National Convention in Boston, MA in March. Jenny is such an asset to our Southfield family!
Spotlight on Third Grade
Many experts agree that third grade might be the most crucial academic grade of a child’s life. At Southfield School, each grade level has special units. This immersive learning approach uses integrated curriculum and helps reinforce subject matter using a holistic, hands-on approach to learning. Our third-grade students have a variety of ways to engage with subject matter on a deeper level. We value performance opportunities and field experiences at Southfield School, not just because it helps with public speaking, but also because it provides students an opportunity to explore the material in a tactile way. It builds confidence, helps students retain material and helps students develop their work ethic as they put in many hours of practice to be able to share what they’ve learned with their families.
As part of a school-wide event, our third-grade students study ancient Egypt. Immersion is key. For example, students study the Egyptian numeric system for math, learn the process of preserving mummies in science, and create Egyptian art.
Field Trip: Pioneer
At Southfield School, our small class sizes allow us to create meaningful learning experiences off-campus. For example, an off-campus trip to the LSU-S Pioneer Heritage Center allows students and parents the ability to immerse in the pioneer way of life.
Before embarking on a field trip to the Shreveport Aquarium, students study marine life. The ability for a hands-on experience as a companion to their study offers enrichment to the unit. We look to create material and course integrations that work for different learning styles.
of our teachers hold an advanced degree (Master's or higher)
of '19 Alumni are currently attending college
Ranked #1 in his class, Southfield Alumnus Sean Cassingham was Magnet's 2018 Co-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.
87 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!