Mr. Drew Stephens, Head of School
Central to our focus at Southridge is personal growth. To that extent, our students are not only immersed in a challenging academic environment, but they are also expected to make a contribution to the spirit of their school through their character. Opportunities in service, the arts, and athletics are requisite experiences in both the development and expression of character. As such, Southridge students welcome such opportunities and embrace the responsibility of complete engagement in school life. They learn to respond meaningfully and with integrity to the choices they face on a regular basis.
Through personal growth an understanding of interdependence is nourished amongst our students, and it is through interdependence that Southridge realizes its vision to Let Every Spirit Soar.
We believe that relationships are the means of attaining our vision and that it is in the extension of one’s self to others in the hopes of elevating their spirit that our own spirit soars. We also believe that spirit can be interpreted as conscience, which is a reflection of integrity, and that living with integrity makes a positive difference in the world and enlivens the spirits of others.
Southridge is a place of significance. It is a place where students journey in their growth academically and personally, exploring, embracing, and sharing their own unique qualities and gifts. It is a place of personal fulfillment and contribution to the greater good. It is a place where youth actively make an intentional positive difference in the world.