Southwest Academy is a part of Baltimore County Public Schools, which operates several elementary, middle and high schools. Southwest Academy serves students in grades six through eight. Its academic curriculum includes various subjects, such as math, science, social studies and language arts. The academy supports a variety of extracurricular programs in art, vocal music, orchestra, band, and health and physical education. In addition, Southwest Academy offers foreign language sessions in Spanish. It provides medical care, speech pathology, and guidance and counseling services to students. The academy has a parent-teacher association that supports various fundraising events and activities. Located in Baltimore, Southwest Academy has a library and media center that offers a collection of magazines and reference materials.