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Mission Statement 

Flint Southwestern Classical Academy exists to develop a community of diverse learners committed to academic and personal excellence. An International Baccalaureate school that aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end, the organization works with schools, government, and international organizations to develop challenging international education programs and rigorous assessments.

These programs encourage scholars worldwide to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be correct.

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Vision Statement

Flint Southwestern Classical Academy's vision centers around the following:

  • using the framework of inquiry-based learning

  • reaching out to the needs of diverse learners

  • promoting tolerance and respect

  • participating in a global society

At Flint Southwestern Classical Academy, our vision is to create a transformative educational experience that resonates with and responds to the diverse needs of our learning community. We are dedicated to adopting an inquiry-based learning framework which encourages critical thinking, curiosity, and a love for lifelong learning. Our approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of each scholar, recognizing the diversity of learning styles, backgrounds, and abilities.

The Mission of Flint Southwestern Classical Academy

Our mission is to cultivate an educational environment that embraces diversity and promotes tolerance and respect. We are committed to preparing our scholars to participate in a global society actively, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and empathy needed to navigate and contribute to an interconnected world. Through our inquiry-based learning approach, outreach to diverse learners, and emphasis on tolerance and respect, we strive to develop well-rounded individuals ready to make a positive impact locally and globally.


Flint Southwestern Classical Academy (FSCA) is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School in the Flint Community School district.  Our diverse student population comprises scholars from all areas of the city of Flint, as well as from surrounding school districts and communities within Genesee County. Our scholars include a number of bilingual students whose native languages include Spanish and Arabic.

Additionally, over the past years, FSCA has hosted and educated up to 12 foreign exchange students representing the countries of Germany, China, Japan, and Spain.

Special Features

The International Baccalaureate program at Southwestern Classical Academy consists of:

 The Middle Years Program (MYP) serves ALL 7th through 10th graders and the Diploma Program (DP) serves ELIGIBLE 11th and 12th graders

Graduation Requirements (23 Carnegie Units)






Language Acquisition



Fine Arts




Soc. Studies


Comp Tech

Additional Courses


Extra Curricular Activities

Our scholars enjoy a variety of extra-curricular options, including Student Government, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Language Clubs, Business Professionals of America (BPA), Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), various Career Clubs, Band, Choir and Orchestra.

Our high school competitive athletics program includes boys' and girls' programs in soccer, swimming, tennis, golf, cross country, basketball, track and field, bowling, volleyball, wrestling, baseball, softball, and football.

Our Middle school program includes Football, Boys and girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, and Boys and girls Track.