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Edgewood Academy

P.O. Box 160, 5475 Elmore Rd, Elmore, 36025  map

Curriculum: Offers 2 diplomas - standard, dual enrollment; including advanced placement courses.

Curriculum:Sports: Football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, cheerleading, peewee cheerleading, Golf, track and Pee-Wee/Termite football. Clubs: National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, SGA, FCA, Spanish, Youth in Government, Drama, Beta, Accounting Team, First Priority, and Math Team.

Other: Testing Requirement: Admissions test & evaluation of scholastic record Registration deadline: Applications accepted all year; testing begins January on a first-come, first-serve basis. Accreditation: AISA since 1974 and Advanced ED (formerly known as SACS), NCPSA and CITA Tuition: Please call for tuition rates.

Grades: K3-12th

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Phone: (334) 567.5102



Hooper Academy

380 Fischer Rd., Hope Hull, 36043  map

Founded: 1970 Religious Affiliation: Non –secular Curriculum: Advanced and standard diplomas, music and computer K5-6th

Curriculum:Sports: Include football (grades 2-12), volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball, track, softball, weight training, dance, cheerleading, and soccer. Clubs: Scholar”s Bowl, National Honor Society, Science Club, Math Team, SGA, Performing Arts, Yearbook/Journalism, FCA, and Spanish.

Other: Registration Deadline: Based on availability. Accreditation: AISA; SACS; AAIS Extended care program available. Licensed Day Care program available on campus. Tuition: K-12, Call for rates.

Grades: K5 through 12th

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Phone: (334) 288.5980



Macon-East Academy

15396 Vaughn Road , Cecil, 36013  map

Founded: 1995 Curriculum: College Prep, Honors and AP

Curriculum:Sports: Basketball, football, baseball, soccer, golf, softball, volleyball and cheerleading Clubs: Student Government Association, National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, International Thespian Honor Society, Drama Club and Yearbook

Other: "Testing Requirements: Tests given to K4, K5 & 1st grade; standardized scores 2-12 Accreditation: Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School (AdvancEd/SACS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) Teacher-student ratio: Preschool: 12; K-6th: 18; grades 7-12: 24 Tuition: Please call for 2018-2019 rates. Uniforms are required for 1st – 12 graders "

Grades: K3 – 12th

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Phone: (334) 277.6566

Email: link on website



Montessori at Mulberry

2034 Clubview St , Montgomery, 36106  map

Curriculum: Each child is encouraged to reach his/her full potential in all areas of life. The specific needs of individual children are met at each developmental level. Our curriculum, which is challenging, interdisciplinary and real world related, provides a strong academic bridge to elementary school.

Other: Registration Deadline: Open as space permits. Testing Requirements: Personal interview. Tuition: Please call for more information.

Grades: 12 months through Kindergarten

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Phone: (334) 265.7733




Saint James School

6010 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, 36116  map

Founded: 1955 Curriculum: College Preparatory

Curriculum:"Sports: Over 45 competitive sports teams, including basketball, football and baseball, tennis, equestrian, cross country, track, soccer, golf, wrestling, volleyball, softball, cheerleading, and indoor track. Clubs: Over 30 clubs and organizations including ten honor societies, SGA, Speech and Debate Club, Write Club, Film Club, Drama Club, French Club, Latin Club, Spanish Club, Math Club, Science Olympiad, Tri-M, Scholars' Bowl, Stand Up to Cancer Club, Government Club, Book Club, Girls’ Club, Interact Club, Key Club, Pep Club, Student Y Club, Fellowship of Christian Students, Young Democrats, and Young Republicans."

Other: Testing Requirements: Admissions testing required. Contact Admissions Office (334-273-3021) for information. Registration Deadline: Testing begins in January and is ongoing as space becomes available. Initial invitations for acceptance mailed early March. Later enrollment as openings occur. Accreditation: SACS, NAIS, SAIS, AISA, SACAC, NACAC, and the College Board Graduates of Saint James have received over $32.6 million in scholarships to colleges and universities across the nation over the past five years. Challenging academics, competitive athletics, and nationally recognized arts classes combine to create Central Alabama’s most engaging independent school environment at Saint James School (STJ). As Montgomery’s oldest independent private school, Saint James provides the most well-rounded course offerings in the area, blending superior academics and state-of-the-art technology, with absorbing enrichment, exploratory, and college elective classes. STJ offers a wide-range of unique pre-college major electives, Alabama’s only high school to do so. Saint James School envelops students in a 21st century learning environment, providing Macbooks® and iPads® for Grades 5-12, and integrated use of iPods®, iPads®, and Macbooks® in Pre-K through Grade 4 classes. The school’s talented and dedicated faculty is a vital component of the learning equation, creating a welcoming, yet challenging atmosphere to help students from Grades Pre-K3 through 12 reach their highest potential. As STJ students make great strides academically, they also grow personally, learning to become young men and women of character who are self-motivated, intellectually curious, reflective, and articulate. The rigorous academic curriculum is balanced with outstanding offerings in the nationally recognized fine and performing arts department and state championship athletic programs. To make the transition to Saint James easier, all new students are paired with a specially selected student buddy. Academic support for English Language Learners is provided to international students, to assist with English comprehension, reading, and writing skills. Tuition: Please call our admissions office or visit our website for more information on tuition, financial assistance, and scholarship opportunities at Saint James School. Mandatory drug testing, grades 6 – 12. Uniforms Required.

Grades: Pre-K3 through 12th (including all-day and half-day Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 options)

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Phone: (334) 277.8033




The Montgomery Academy

Upper School, 3240 Vaughn Road Lower School, 1550 Perry Hill Road , Montgomery, 36106  map

Religious Affiliation: Non-sectarian. Curriculum: College Preparatory; competitive admissions. The curriculum is designed to provide above average to superior students the preparation necessary for success, both in college and in later life. Through the Student Honor Council and the school’s Honor Code, the Academy strives to build personal integrity and character in every student.

Mission:Mission: The Montgomery Academy develops leaders committed to honor, scholarship, service and the pursuit of excellence.

Curriculum:Sports: Collectively, our athletic teams have earned over 67 state championships, more than any other public or private school in the River Region! There are 31 teams for boys and girls in grades 7-12 including, basketball, soccer, football, golf, tennis, baseball, softball, track, cross country, volleyball, swimming and cheerleading. Coaches are dedicated to bringing out the best in their players and to teaching the value of sportsmanship and teamwork. Students in grades K-9 participate in physical education classes where they can explore a variety of sports and fitness activities. Montgomery Academy’s Athletic Department provides all necessary equipment such as bats, balls, helmets, and all required padding for football. In addition, all team uniforms are provided with tennis being the only exception. Parents of students participating on MA sports teams may incur costs for team spirit packs. Spirit packs include items that enhance team spirit and unity, but are not required for participation. Clubs: There are several clubs for students to join in the Lower, Middle and Upper School. These include: Academy Ambassadors, Art Club, Bible Studies, Creative Writing Club, Drama Club, Dance Team, Environment Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Speech and Debate, Government Club, HEART-Community Service, Honor Council, Math Club, Peer Pals, Science Club, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Foreign Language Clubs and Yearbook.

Other: Testing Requirements: An admissions test is given to all applicants in grades K-12. Please see our website regarding specific information regarding testing ( Applicants must submit a transcript and teacher recommendations. An interview is required for applicants in grades 6-12. Open House Dates: The Montgomery Academy has made some exciting changes to our Kindergarten admissions process this year! As more and more young families are juggling busy schedules, we want to allow families to visit our school on their own time. In addition, our goal is for families to view a typical Kindergarten day at our Lower School, where they may observe first-hand what makes our school special. Therefore, instead of a traditional open house, we have created a new Kindergarten admissions program called “K-View.” The K-View Kindergarten Preview experience allows parents to observe Kindergarten classrooms in action, meet with students and a faculty member and view a video highlighting our Kindergarten program. K-View sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m -12:30 p.m. through February 2018. We believe this will provide a more personal and authentic look at what the Academy offers. There is simply no better way to understand the MA Difference than to observe the learning process in action. Visit our website to schedule your K-View, or call the Admissions Office at 334-272-8210, or email We look forward to meeting your family! Registration Deadline: Kindergarten testing should take place by February 15, 2018 and Grades 1-12 testing should take place by February 22, 2018 to be considered in the first round of decisions. After the February deadline, we will accept applications and consider applicants as space permits. Accreditation: The Montgomery Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is jointly accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. The Academy is also a member of The College Board, Educational Records Bureau, School Scholarship Service, Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals, National Association for College Admission Counseling, Cum Laude Society, and the National, Southern, and Alabama Associations of Independent Schools, and the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education. NAIS membership, in particular, is a hallmark of nationally competitive independent schools. Tuition: Tuition at the Academy covers a hot nutritious lunch for the year in grades K-12, the enrollment deposit, admission to all home athletic events, snacks in grades K-5, most extracurricular and athletic team fees, a yearbook and all technology fees. The Academy does not charge new family fees or building fees. A separate bill for books and supplies (which will vary for each student and from year-to-year) and certain class trips is sent in the fall. Uniforms are required and are purchased by Lands’ End and/or Parker Uniforms.

Grades: K - 12th

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (334) 272-8210



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Adullam House Christian Academy

7469 Georgia Road, Wetumpka, 36092

Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational. Curriculum: Abeka

Curriculum:Sports: Cheerleading, Basketball, Track & Field Clubs: Elective classes offered in Art, HomeEc, Computer and Music. Dual Enrollment with Central Alabama Community College

Other: Testing Requirements: 4th Grade and up, entry test required Registration Deadline: March Uniforms are required. Tuition: Please call for rates

Grades: Preschool-12th

(334) 478.3888,

Autauga Academy

497 Golson Rd., Prattville, 36067

Founded: 1969 Religious Affiliation: None Curriculum: College Prep

Curriculum:Sports: Football, basketball, track, cheerleading, baseball, soccer, golf, softball & volleyball Clubs: Beta, Science, Math, Yearbook, SGA, FCA, computer and School Newspaper.

Other: Testing Requirements: Entrance/admission exam Registration Deadline: Now accepting applications Accreditation: AISA and SACS Academic scholarships available for grades 2nd-11th. Tuition: Please call for rates. Extended Care Fees: Call for additional information.

Grades: K3 through 12th

(334) 365.4343,

Lowndes Academy

P. O. Box 99 215 South Broad Street, Lowndsboro, 36752

Curriculum: Elementary A Beka; college prep

Curriculum:Sports: Football (Pee-Wee, Jr. High & Varsity), Girls Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Track, Basketball and Cheerleading Clubs: Beta Club, FCA, SGA, ACE, Key Club, Spanish and Mathematics

Other: Testing Requirements: None Registration deadline: Open Accreditation: AISA; Advanced ED (SACS) Other: After school care, music, dance, gymnastics, piano, yearbook staff. Annual Deer Hunt for school fundraiser. Tuition: Please visit website or call for more info.

Grades: K3-12th

(334) 278.3366,

Montessori Academy

1025 South Hull Street , Montgomery, 36104

Founded: 1982 Curriculum: Montessori including language, pre-reading, reading, math, science, history, art and music (AMS affiliated).

Curriculum:Sports & Clubs: Ballet, Spanish and tumbling

Other: Registration Deadline: Open as space permits. Testing Requirements: Personal interview Other: Celebrating 35 years of Quality Education for the Crucial Early Years American Montessori Society certified teachers. Tuition: Please call for more information.

Grades: 12 months through 6 years

(334) 262.8685, www.

Montessori School at Hampstead

5251 Hampstead High Street, Unit #111, Montgomery, 36116

Curriculum:Sports & Clubs: P.E., Tennis, Big Green Bus, Digital Yearbook Other: On-site educational farm with school garden, music, theater, foreign language instruction in Chinese (18mo-5yrs) and using Rosetta Stone (6-12 yrs old)

Other: Accreditation & Affiliations: Affiliated with The International Montessori Council Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Registration Deadline: Rolling Open House: We schedule school tours for 9:00am or 10:00am on school days; other tour times available by appointment. Testing Requirements: Parents required to tour (when geographically possible); Transcripts for students age 6 and up; meeting with educational psychologist for students age 6 and up. Tuition: $100 non-refundable application fee; tuition starts at $7,785 per year; program fees and costs can vary based on program options selected

(334) 356-1969, Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center

Alabama State University 1100 Tuscaloosa Street , Montgomery, 36104

Founded: 1971 Curriculum: Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum, Houghton Miflon and Harcourt

Other: Registration: March 1st Testing Requirements: None Accreditation: Advanced Ed (formerly known as SACS) Tuition: Please call for tuition rates. Uniforms required.

Grades: 3 years to Kindergarten

(334) 229.4470,