Private Schools

Montgomery and the River Region offer many educational choices to families. Below is a comprehensive listing of private schools in the area.

Alabama Christian Academy (K4-12)
4700 Wares Ferry Road • (334) 277-1985
Average Class Size K-12: 18-20
Tuition Costs:
PreK-K5  $5,381
1st-5th  $7,192
6th-12th $8,078
For more information on tuition, go to and click on “Admission”
Extended Care Program: ACA’s extended care program is offered daily from 3:30 to 5:30 pm and is run by Certified Teachers.
Founded: Founded in 1942, ACA is an independent Christian, college preparatory, coeducational school. Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, ACA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is a member of the National Christian Schools Association (NCSA) as well as the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
Mission Statement: The mission of Alabama Christian Academy is to glorify God by providing a quality, Christ-centered education which challenges students and teachers to maximize their potential so that graduates are prepared to further their education while becoming productive Christian citizens- to thrive in wisdom and serve in spirit.
Religious Affiliation: Church Of Christ
Formal Religious Instruction: All ACA students attend Bible classes as well as chapel daily. The Bible class curriculum is designed so that a child who begins K5 will study the entire Bible in depth by the time of graduation. Our students are expected to think critically, to analyze the world around them, and to develop their relationship with Christ.
Faculty: More than half of ACA’s teachers hold an advanced degree. Our faculty not only enhances curricula through subject-matter expertise, diverse instructional techniques, current technology, and cooperative learning strategies- but also by integrating a Christian worldview within a supportive learning environment. Each teacher at ACA offers tutoring once a week at no charge to students.
Uniforms: Yes
Athletic Programs & Achievements: Programs & Achievements: Alabama Christian Academy provides coeducational athletic programs for grades 6-12. ACA athletics programs stress the importance of body and spirit, promoting faith, character, and sportsmanship. ACA competes as a Class 4A school and is a member of the Alabama High School Athletic Association and the Capital City Conference (CCC). During ACA’s fall season, students can don the Eagles uniform in the following sports: Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Basketball. Spring at ACA brings a whole new crop of sporting activities, including Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Track & Field, and Golf.
Arts: Through programs in the arts, ACA helps each student discover, develop, and express his or her unique God-given talents. We provide students the opportunity to join the award-winning ACA Marching Eagle Band and Colorguard as well as jazz and percussion ensembles Meanwhile, our art students explore a variety of mediums, with each student’s art work exhibited in our annual art show. The ACA chorus provides students with ensemble experience in vocal production techniques and part singing for mixed voices. In our theater program, 9th-12th grade students perform in a student showcase, attend the Walter Trumbauer State Theatre Festival, and perform a lavish musical with Faulkner University.
Technology: All classrooms are equipped with computers offering Internet access to all students wirelessly and/or via our computer lab and library media center. All elementary classrooms and several of the secondary programs are outfitted with SmartBoard; in both the elementary and secondary schools, all faculty are equipped with iPads to aid in their course curricula. All 7th-12th grade students use the iPad in the classroom for their textbooks and as a learning tool. Our kindergarten classes also have several iPads for the students to use.
Community Service: As a service-oriented school, ACA encourages personal responsibility, a giving heart, and godly character in students who will be equipped to serve and lead in their communities. In addition to participating in various fundraisers, students provide community outreach and service to organizations such as the Family Sunshine Center and MANE, as well as visits to senior centers. ACA’s elementary is ranked #1 in Alabama and #10 in the nation in money raised for the American Heart Association during the annual Jump Rope for Heart.
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Drama, Stage Choir, Jazz Band, Show Choir, Marching Band, Chorus, Spanish National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Bass Fishing Club
Advanced Placement: ACA is a Pre k-12th grade college-preparatory school committed to offering a challenging, Christ-centered education to students, while keeping in mind their individual needs. ACA offers several AP and Honors classes for advanced secondary students as well as dual-enrollment classes through Faulkner University.
Other: Our teachers believe in homework; however, by Board directive, elementary teachers give none on Wednesday nights in order to encourage families to attend mid-week Bible study. A Job Shadowing Program for seniors was introduced in 2008-09. Elementary students grades 3-5 participate in a “Career Week” during each school year. The school sponsors voluntary educational trips each Fall and Spring. The Fall trip to Washington, DC is open to 8th graders, and 10th graders take trips to Pennsylvania, Gettysburg, and Niagara Falls. Trips to Boston and New York City alternate each spring and are available to juniors and seniors. Trips to Europe have been added recently; they alternate each spring and are available to juniors and seniors.

Autauga Academy (K3-12)
497 Golson Road, Prattville • (334) 365-4343
Total Enrollment:  250
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:
K4-12th: $4,440. (Discounts for multiple children).
Extended Daycare:  Yes
Founded:  1969
Religious Affiliation:  None
Uniforms:  No
Athletic Programs:  Varsity & JV Football, Cheerleading, Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Track, Volleyball.
Athletic Achievements:  2008 AISA Baseball State Champions. 2016 AISA Football State Champions.
Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Science Club, Math Club, Yearbook, SGA, FCA, Computer Club, School Newspaper
Mission Statement: Our mission at Autauga Academy is to ensure a quality education for traditional students. We provide this in a family environment that embodies Christian values, with small classes, a qualified faculty, and a fully accredited academic program. Autauga Academy ensures post-secondary success by offering a general and college preparatory curriculum. Providing quality education in Autauga County for over 45 years!
Technology: Autauga Academy offers classroom Apple & Smart Board technology.
Accredidations: We are fully accredited by SACS and AISA.  Autauga Academy provides a college preparatory curriculum in a safe, Christian environment.  The school accepts students in classes from the full-time, three-year-old pre-kindergarten program through twelfth grade. Certified teachers, state of the art technology and programs, such as dual enrollment for college credit help to ensure the academic success of Autauga Academy students.  The school boasts a rich academic heritage with students consistently outscoring the national average on standardized tests and over 92 percent of its graduates going on to attend college.
Other: A BLUE RIBBON school exemplifies excellence in teaching, student performance, school life, and school and community interaction. A BLUE RIBBON award winner is an excellent school involved in an on-going process of school improvement.

Bethany Christian Academy (1-8)
1765 Highland Avenue • (334) 264-2101
Total Enrollment:   85
Average Class Size:  18
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid: Call or visit website for information. Discounts available for prepayment and multiple enrollment of families.
Founded:  1899
Religious Affiliation:  Seventh Day Adventist
Uniforms:  Yes
Athletic Programs:  Basketball, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities:  Drill Team, Robotics, Yearbook, SGA, Spelling Bee Club
Other:  6th grade students attend an annual Outdoor Camp in March. 8th grade students attend an annual Mission Trip to Arizona in April.

Canterbury Technical Academy (9-12)
3701 Atlanta Hwy • (334) 834-2273
Total Enrollment:  60
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:
Day School: $500/month Night School: $250/month
Home Study: $250/month
Yearly and family discounts available
Founded:  1994
Religious Affiliation:  None
Uniforms:  No

Chapman Christian Academy (K4-12) 
4711 Chapman Road, Millbrook • (334) 285-5354
Tuition:  Call for information. Multiple student discounts available.
Extended Daycare:  No
Founded:  1994 
Mission Statement:  The basic philosophy of Chapman Christian is to provide a traditional education in the minimum amount of time. A Christian curriculum is used and a Christian world view is taught. 
Religious Affiliation:  Christian 
Uniforms:  No 

Churchill Academy (K-12)
395 Ray Thorington Drive • (334) 270-4225
Total Enrollment:  130
Average Class Size:  12
Annual Tuition:
Lower School:  $7,480 High School:  $8,140
Founded:  1996
Mission Statement:  Churchill Academy is a school for bright children with unique learning differences.
Religious Affiliation:  None
Uniforms:  Yes
Cornerstone Classical Christian Academy (K-12)
125 Calhoun Road • (334) 356-7788 •
Total Enrollment:  105
Average Class Size:  12
Annual Tuition:
K5:  $3,355             1st – 6th:  $3,685      7th -12th:  $4,015
Enrollment fee of $250. All field trips, activities, and material costs are included in the tuition payment.
Mission Statement:  Cornerstone Christian Academy exists to provide our students with a Christ centered, classical education built on the foundation of God’s Word. Students will be taught to think critically, reason clearly, and communicate effectively from a Biblical worldview. The ultimate objective is to glorify God by preparing students spiritually and intellectually for lifelong Christian service.
Founded:  2006
Religious Affiliation:  Cornerstone is a ministry of Morningview Baptist Church
Uniforms:  Yes
Extracurricular Activities:  Latin Club, Yearbook
Other:  Cornerstone seeks to minister to like- minded Christian families who desire a strong academic program that is faithful to the classical model of education with an emphasis on training students in Christian character.

Cornerstone Classical Christian Academy (K-12)
125 Calhoun Road • (334) 356-7788 •
Total Enrollment: 
Average Class Size:  12
Annual Tuition:
K5:  $3,355             1st – 6th:  $3,685                 7th -12th:  $4,015
Enrollment fee of $250. All field trips, activities, and material costs are included in the tuition payment.
Mission Statement: 
Cornerstone Christian Academy exists to provide our students with a Christ centered, classical education built on the foundation of God’s Word. Students will be taught to think critically, reason clearly, and communicate effectively from a Biblical worldview. The ultimate objective is to glorify God by preparing students spiritually and intellectually for lifelong Christian service.
Founded:  2006
Religious Affiliation: 
Cornerstone is a ministry of Morningview Baptist Church
Uniforms:  Yes
Extracurricular Activities: 
Latin Club, Yearbook
Other:  Cornerstone seeks to minister to likeminded Christian families who desire a strong academic program that is faithful to the classical model of education with an emphasis on training students in Christian character.

East Memorial Christian Academy (K4-12)
and Daycare (Infant-4yrs)
1320 Old Ridge Road, Prattville • (334) 358-4085
Fax (334) 358-9226 •
Total Enrollment (K4-12): 270
Tuition Costs & Fees: Call for information.
Extended Daycare:  Yes, before and after school
Founded:  2002
Mission statement:  Shaping hearts and minds for a lifetime of Christian Service.
Religious Affiliation:  East Memorial Baptist Church
Uniforms:  Yes
Athletic Programs:  Girls Volleyball, Girls Softball, Boys Baseball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Track, Boys Football, Girls Cheerleading, Band, Ribbon and Baton, Flag Corps
Extracurricular Activities:  Drama Club, Yearbook, Newspaper, Band, Art Club, Computer Technology, Speech, Creation Class, Entrepreneurship, Chorus, Spanish Club
Advanced Classes:  Advanced Diploma, Advanced Math, Advance Science
Other:  100% college acceptance of graduates

Eastwood Christian School (K4-12)
1701 East Trinity Blvd • (334) 272-8195 •
Total Enrollment:  300
Average Class Size: K4: 10; K5: 10; 1st-6th: 15; 7th-12th: 20
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:
K4 $2,270 Kindergarten $3,208 1st-6th $5,031 7th-11th $5,821
12th $6,143
Extended Daycare: No
Founded:  1996
Mission Statement: To provide a classical Christian education that helps each student to develop a biblical worldview, a lifelong love of learning, and a pursuit of academic and moral excellence for the purpose of brining glory to God alone.
Religious Affiliation:  Presbyterian
Uniforms:  Yes
Athletic Programs & Achievements:  Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, and Tennis
Fine Arts Program: Art, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Piano, Dance, Chinese, Spring Musical
Extracurricular Activities: Drama Club, SGA Club, Beta Club, French and Spanish Club

Edgewood Academy (K3-12)
5475 Elmore Road, Elmore 36025 • (334) 567-5102
Total Enrollment: 325
Average Class Size: 20
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:
Pre-K ½ Day $3,084  Pre-K Full Day $4,111
Kindergarten $4,111 1 Child(1st-12th) $5,408
2 Children(1-12) $9,492 3 Children(1-12) $12,706
Each Additional Child    $3,427
Extended Daycare: Yes
Founded: 1967
Mission Statement: Edgewood Academy provides students with a college preparatory education in a safe and supportive environment, preparing students for a future of lifelong learning.
Religious Affiliation: None
Uniforms: No
Athletic Programs & Achievements: Football, Cheerleading, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Track, Peewee Football and Cheerleading
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Accounting Team, Scholars Bowl, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Drama Club, Art Club, Beta Club, National Honor Society, SGA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, High Tech Computer Lab, Government Club, First Priority
Dual Enrollment: Yes
Other: 99% of graduates go on to higher education, Advanced ED, AISA Blue Ribbon School, National Independent Private School Association

Evangel Christian Academy (K4-12)
3975 Vaughn Road • (334) 272-3882 •
Total Enrollment: 175
Average Class Size: 12- Lower School, 18- Upper School
Extended Daycare: Yes
Founded: 1995
Mission Statement: ECA exists to be an extension of the Christian family in the training and developing of Christian students for committed service to our Lord Jesus Christ. Through quality academic instruction, the impartation of Biblical values, and providing activities designed to foster spiritual, academic, and social growth, ECA works to help each student reach their potential in Christ. 
Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God
Uniforms: Yes
Athletic Programs & Achievements: Baseball, Basketball, Track, Volleyball, Football, Cheerleading, Softball, Golf, Tennis; 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012 AISA 2A Varsity Basketball Boys State Champions; 2011 2A JV AISA Basketball Girls State Champions and 2012 State Runner-Up; 2013 JV AISA Basketball Boys State Champions; 2015 Varsity AISA Basketball Girls State Champions
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Drama, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Academic competitions, SGA, Weekly Chapel Services, Yearbook, Key Club, Elementary Robotics
Other: In keeping with our emphasis on academic excellence, ECA is accredited by AISA, SACS/CASI, ACTS, and is also an active member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). ECA also offers advanced and standard diplomas, as well as dual enrollment for college.

Hooper Academy (K3-12)
380 Fischer Road, Hope Hull • (334) 288-5980
Total Enrollment: 350
Average Class Size K-12: 15
Tuition Costs:
K5 Single Student: $4,600
1st child: $5,424 2 children: $9,432
3 children: $12,000 4 children: $14,772
Extended Daycare: Yes, before and after school.
Founded: 1970
Mission Statement: Providing a balanced curriculum which allows each student the opportunity to achieve full potential and maximize mental, physical, social, and emotional growth.
Religious Affiliation: None
Uniforms: No
Athletic Programs & Achievements: Football, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, Golf, Track, Weight Training, Cheerleading, Dance
Extracurricular Activities: Jr. Beta Club, SGA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Math Team, Science Club, Spanish Club, Yearbook, Performing Arts, National Honor Society
Other: A BEKA curriculum

Lighthouse Christian Academy (K2-10)
3570 Bell Road • (334) 271-4200 •
Total Enrollment: 160
Annual Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:
K2: $4,500 K3-K4: $4,200 
K5: $3,950 1st-6th: $3,700 7th-9th: $4,500
Extended Daycare: No
Founded: 1987
Mission Statement: The mission of Lighthouse Christian Academy is to equip its students spiritually, academically, and physically to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.
Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Uniforms: Yes
Athletic Programs:  Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, Cheerleading

Macon East Academy (K3-12)
15396 Vaughn Road, Cecil 36013 • (334) 277-6566
Founded: 1995
Total enrollment: 300
Class size: K3-K4 up to 16; K5-6th up to 20; 7th-12th up to 25
Annual Tuition:
K3 – K5: $5,075
1st-12th 1st child: $7,800 2 children: $14,050
3 children: $20,295 4 children: $26,540
Plus application, registration and building fees.  Financial Aid is available.
Mission Statement: Macon East Academy is a college preparatory school committed to providing students with a safe, nurturing environment that promotes academic achievement, patriotism, and belief in God through Christian doctrine
Uniforms: Yes
Religious Affiliation: None
Extended Daycare: Available for students enrolled in K3-6th grade, after-school care is held on campus and operated by Macon East Academy. Tutoring is also available for students during extended care.
Accreditation: Accredited by AdvancED, SACS, SAIS, and AISA
Academics: Macon East Academy offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum. Beginning in our Pre-K and Kindergarten programs, children are taught readiness skills that will carry them through their elementary, junior high, and high school years. Lower school classes focus on the core subjects of English, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Spelling with enrichment in the areas of computer, art, library, music and Spanish. Elementary students also have daily physical education classes. Beginning in 7th grade and continuing through senior year, students will take 7 courses including core and elective classes. Honors and Advanced Placement classes are available beginning freshman year.
Honors & Advanced Placement Classes: Art, Biology, Calculus, English, History, Physics
Technology: Since 2012, Macon East offers a 1:1 Apple iPad program. Every student in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade is issued an Apple iPad for use during the school year. All students have access to iPod Touch devices for daily use in the classroom. There are also two computer labs on campus.
Athletics: Macon East students are able to participate in over 20 interscholastic teams including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Boys in 3rd-6th grades may participate in interscholastic football, while girls in K3-6thgrades may participate in cheerleading. Macon East has won numerous regional and state championships, and our coaches have received local and state recognition for excellence in coaching. Our most recent athletic achievements include state championships in volleyball and softball for the past 5 years, state title runner-up in baseball (2015) and basketball (2016), along with an induction into the AISA hall of fame honor for Headmaster & Coach Glynn Lott.
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Student Government Association, Drama Club, International Thespian Society, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, Art, Yearbook, AISA District/State Academic Competitions, Fellowship of Christian Students, Chapel
Other: 100% college acceptance of graduates and over $1 million in annual scholarships

Montessori Academy (12mo – 6 years)
1025 South Hull Street • (334) 262-8685
Tuition & Financial Aid: Call for information
Founded: 1982
Extended Daycare: Yes
Mission Statement: Montessori Academy provides quality education for the crucial early years.
Religious Affiliation: None
Extracurricular Activities: Music, Spanish, and Dance
Other: The Montessori Academy campus is conveniently located off I-85 in Montgomery’s beautiful tree-lined historic district. With three spacious home-like buildings and five shady programs, opportunities abound for exploring and learning. Classrooms are led by American Montessori Certified teachers.

Montessori at Hampstead (18 mo-15 yrs)
5251 Hampstead High Street, Suite 111 • (334) 356-1969
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:  Financial assistance, Military and Hampstead resident discounts available. Tuition for all programs is $7,785.
Total Enrolled: Approximately 110
Class Divisions: Nido: 12 months-2 years; Early Childhood: 18 months-3 ½ years; Primary:  3 ½ years – 6 years; Elementary: 1st grade- 6th grade
Extended Care: Students arrive at school as early as 7:30 a.m. and leave school as late as 5:30 p.m.
Founded:  2011
Mission Statement:  Growing tomorrow’s leaders today, by empowering today’s child! It is the school’s mission to provide a supportive classroom where students can develop a love of learning, self -confidence, and a strong understanding of core skills that extend beyond rote learning.
Religious Affiliation: None
Uniforms: No
Curriculum: The school implements an integrated, spiral curriculum which covers all aspects of mathematics, language arts, cultural studies (geography, history and science), French as a second language, art, music, performance-based learning, mindfulness/conflict resolution, and a farm curriculum. The curriculum starts at 12 months and spirals in increasing difficulty through the school years.
Extracurricular Programs: Big Green Bus, Bricks 4 Kidz, Tennis, and Forensics, Tennis & Traditional PE, Farm, French, Art, and P.E.

The Montgomery Academy (K-12)
Upper and Middle School – 3240 Vaughn Road
Lower School – 1550 Perry Hill Road
(334) 272-8210 •
Enrollment: Approximately 800
Average class size: K: 15; Grades 1-6: 22; Grades 7-12: 15
Annual tuition:
Kindergarten:  $9,700 Grades 1-4:  $12,984
Grades 5-6:  $13,392 Grades 7-12:  $14,244

The Academy offers need-based financial aid. Tuition includes a hot nutritious lunch, enrollment deposit, yearbook, all technology fees, and admission to home athletic events. Textbooks, field trips, lab and art fees are additional charges that are billed separately at one time during the school year and vary by grade level. The average amount for these fees is around $400. There are no building fees, or new family fees assessed. 
Extended care program:  MA+ After-School Care Program—3:10- 5:30. Academy students from K-4th grade may attend MA+, an after-school care program at the Lower School campus. The basic schedule includes an energizing snack, supervised homework with special individual help and encouragement of organizational and study skills. Students also engage in active play, quiet games, and arts and crafts. MS+ Middle School Program—3:15-5:30. The MS+ Program is offered M-F with homework and study time, followed by supervised games and activities, and “ Special Event Fridays”.
Founded: 1959
Mission: The mission of The Montgomery Academy is to develop leaders committed to honor scholarship, service, and the pursuit of excellence.
Recognitions: The Montgomery Academy offers an education second to none. Students who enroll are exposed to a variety of challenging academic courses, competitive athletic teams, and a phenomenal visual and performing arts program. Integrity is important at the Academy and students adhere to a strict honor code governed by a student-led Honor Council. The Academy has the largest speech and debate program in the state. The program is ranked in the top 1%in the nation, and has been won the state championship more than any other public or private school in Alabama! With a challenging college preparatory curriculum, the academy typically has students recognized as National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists. Twenty-one Advanced Placement and Honors sections are offered in all core areas. Students have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards and have been recognized as AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honor, AP Scholars with Distinction and as National Scholars. A majority of our 7thgrade students qualify annually to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Students learn leadership skills both in and outside the classroom. Many participate in organizations likeStudent Council,  Youth Government, and various community service organizations. Athletic teams at The Montgomery Academy have earned 65 state championships (as of spring 2016), more than any other public or private school in the River Region! Both Lower and Middle school choruses have earned statewide accolades and have been invited to participate in the Alabama Music Educators Association festival. Our Upper School chorus has earned superior ratings at district and state competitions and has been invited to sing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Stanford University, and in locations such as New Orleans, New York City, Seattle and Washington D.C. For two years in a row the Upper School Chorus won first place in a national choral competition. The black-box theater on the Vaughn Road campus is where students in grades 5-12 may participate in three full-length performances annually. Every single child in grades K-4 participates in annual performances each year. Student actors compete and are honored annually in the State Theater Festival.   
Course of Study: The Academy’s curriculum is entirely college preparatory. Students in grades 7-12 participate in a unique Experiential Learning Week during the spring. During this exciting week of study, students choose to study from a variety of subjects varying from robotics to Civil Rights. They may also select to intern with local professionals, tour college campuses, or visit locations with their grade in cities such as Washington D.C. and New York City!
Faculty:  The faculty at The Montgomery Academy has consistently demonstrated noteworthy expertise in individual academic fields and represents a diverse array of scholars from all regions of the United States and from several countries. Our faculty currently consists of graduates of many of the nation’s finest colleges and graduate programs, earning regional, state and national honors including several Fulbright Seminar participants.  
Athletic programs: Excellence is also achieved in athletics at The Montgomery Academy. Our athletic teams, coached by an award winning staff, have earned 65 state championships (as of spring 2016), more than any other public or private school in the River Region. Both our boys and girls athletic teams have achieved success. Sixty-six percent of Middle and Upper School students participate in thirty-one different athletic teams. Our students have also been honored over the years by receiving the Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award, the Jimmy Hitchcock Freshman Award, and Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete award. Several Academy athletes have gone on to participate in collegiate athletics.
Extracurricular programs: Academy Ambassadors, Amnesty International, Architecture Club, Art Honor Society, Cum Laude Society, Drama, Forensics Team, French Club, French Honor Society, Government Club, HEART -Community Service Club, Honor Council, Latin Club, Latin Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Muse, Music Appreciation Club, Peer Pals, Science Club, Student Council, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society,  Wildlife Conservation Club, and Outdoor Club
Accreditation: Dually accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and the SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools), the Academy is also a member of the College Board, Educational Records Bureau, School Scholarship Service, Southern Association of Admission Counseling, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Cum Laude Society and the National, Southern and Alabama Associations of Independent Schools
Community Service: Community Service is a major focus at the Academy. Beginning in the lower grades, students work on various service and sharing projects throughout the year. Typically, the entire school selects a project and all community service efforts go toward that one project all year long. This past year, the Academy partnered with Magic Moments and raised enough money to grant two wishes to children in the River Region! Junior class members may apply to participate in Philanthropy 101, a specially designed summer class that exposes students to the value of philanthropy.
Other: 100% of our graduates will be attending a four-year college or university. Many are selected to attend some of the top colleges and universities in the nation and typically over 85% of the graduating classes earn merit-based aid. Over the past five years, Academy graduates have earned over $28 million dollars in merit based aid!  

Montgomery Adventist  School (K-8)
4233 Atlanta Highway • 334-398-8210
Total Enrollment: 25 
Tuition Costs:
1 Child: $395/month
2 Children: $356/month 3 Children: $320/month
Discounts available for members of Montgomery First Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Extended Daycare: No
Founded: 1935
Religious Affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist. We welcome students of other faiths.
Uniforms: No

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School (K4-12)
Holy Spirit Campus (K4-6) 8580 Vaughn Road
St. Bede Campus (K4-6) 3850 Atlanta Highway
Middle (7-8) & High School (9-12) Campus 5350 Vaughn Road
St. Bede (334) 272-3033
Middle School (334) 272-2465
High School (334) 272-7220
Holy Spirit Campus   (334) 649-4404
Mission Statement: Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is an integral part of the Catholic Church’s mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As an adult community, we share in the responsibility to prepare students for college and beyond while helping them grow to become persons of faith, virtue, and wisdom.
Founded: 1873
Accreditation: All campuses of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Total Enrollment: K4-6: 310; 7-8:171; 9-12:322
Average Class Size: 18-22
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:
K4-6th: $5,398-6,836    7th-8th: $6,294-7,502   
9th-12th: $7,251-8,505
Multiple child discounts available. Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is a participating school as designated by the Alabama Accountability Act and accepts scholarships offered through Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGO) established by the Alabama Accountability Act
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Uniforms: Yes
Honors and Advanced Placement: Honors courses offered at Middle School and AP and Honors courses offered at High School. 
Extended Care Program: Our elementary and middle school campuses offer an after school care program for an additional fee. Tutorial sessions are offered with the subject’s teacher before school each morning for Elementary and Middle School students and after school each afternoon for High School students.
Athletic Programs: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Wrestling, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, Track, Cheerleading, Volleyball, and Softball
Extracurricular Activities: Science Olympiad Teams, Robotics Teams, Math Team, Musical Productions, Drama Productions, Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Respect Life Club, Choir, SGA, School Ambassadors, Drama Club, National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Government Club, Pep Club

Montgomery Christian School (K5-5)
1728 South Hull Street • (334) 386-1749
Average class size:  12   
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:  $6,500
Every student is on scholarship based on family income.
Extended Daycare: No
Founded: 2007
Mission Statement: The School’s purpose is to provide an academically challenging Christian education. The goal of this education is to bring every student to spiritual maturity in Christ along with academic, social, and emotional maturity where they can effectively pursue God’s purposes in their personal life, family, church, and city.
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Uniforms: Yes
Extracurricular Activities:  Art, Music, Dance Classes, Field Trips at not extra cost

New Hope Academy
698 Silver Hills Drive, Prattville • (334) 361-9505
Tuition Cost & Fees:
$4,500/year 1 Child: $375/month
2 Children: $713/month 3 Children: $1031/month
Books: $50 per student
Extended Daycare: Available at an extra fee
Founded: 2009
Mission Statement: New Hope Academy provides innovative programs and teaching strategies in a supportive environment. Our curriculum is designed to improved students’ academic and social skills, which leads to a better quality of life opportunity. Our instructors help students overcome challenges through structured classwork and individual attention.
Religious Affiliation: Faith-based non-denominational
Uniforms: No
Other: New Hope Academy is not affiliated with an accreditation organization, but our curriculum does follow the typical educational requirements for graduation (math, science, social studies, language arts, PE). We also offer a variety of electives to our middle and high school students. We also offer recreational and socialization training twice a week for our students, which is tailors to each class’s needs. 

New Life Christian Academy (K3-12)
4230 Highway 14, Millbrook • (334) 285-5615
Total Enrollment: Over 250
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:
Pre-K 3-5 Half Day $2,520 Full Day: $3,744
1st-12th 1 Child: $3,744  2 Children: $6,408
3 Children: $8,856 4 Children: $11,016
Extended Daycare: Yes
Founded: 1979
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Uniforms: No
Athletic Programs & Achievements: Football, Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball, Pep Squad, and Cheerleading
Extracurricular Activities:  Beta Club, Drama Club

Prattville Christian Academy (PreK-12)
322 Old Farm Lane North, Prattville           
(334) 285-0077 •
Founded in 1997
Total Enrollment: 667; K6-6: 308, 7-12: 359
Average Class Size: 12-28, depending on grade and subject
Tuition:  Tuition is approximately $6,500 plus a technology fee that varies depending on grade level. Tuition includes textbooks for all students and school supplies for grades K3-5.
Accreditation: Prattville Christian Academy is accredited by the National Association of Christian Schools (NASC) and AdvancED.
Extended care: Available before and after school; additional summer program for ages 3-12.
Spiritual: All subjects are presented with a Christian worldview by dedicated faculty and staff members who profess Christ as their Lord. Nondenominational daily Bible classes and weekly chapel is required for all students.
Athletics: PCA is a member of the AHSAA and offers 13 competitive sports programs for boys and girls that offer connection with a small group of students with similar interests. Sportsinclude football, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, softball, baseball, golf, track, tennis, cross-country, cheerleading, swimming, soccer and fishing.
Extracurricular Activities: Student life at PCA is buzzing! With more than 25 extracurricular options, it’s never been easier for students of all ages to get involved in activities that interest them. These activities include school Ambassadors, Elementary Book Clubs, Creative Writing, Science Olympiad, band, choir, Speech and Debate, SGA, Photography and many others.
Honors/ Advanced Placement Classes: PCA offers a 1:1 digital learning environment with a focus on preparing Christian leaders for life. Honors, advanced placement and onsite dual enrollment classes are offered along with a Healthcare and Engineering Academy. Engineering Academy and Healthcare Academy available for 9th-12thgrade.
Other: Certified Outdoor Classroom with International Garden Row garden, work tables and 4 classrooms.
Resurrection Catholic (K3-8)
2815 Forbes Drive • (334) 230-1970 •
Total Enrollment: 140
Tuition Costs: $6,200 (Family discounts/ scholarships for those who qualify) 
Extended Daycare: Yes
Founded: 1943
Mission Statement: Resurrection Catholic School is committed to continuing the Catholic tradition of providing an environment of academic excellence in which students can grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially.
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Uniforms: Yes
Athletic Programs: Soccer, Basketball, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Spanish, Music, Art, Theater, Drama, Dance, Computers

Saint James School “STJ”  (K3-12)
6010 Vaughn Road • (334) 277-8033 • Admissions (334) 273-2992
Total Enrollment: 950
Average Class Size: Saint James uniquely assigns a full-time, professional aide to assist every pre-school and kindergarten teacher. K3:15; K4 & K5: 18; Grades 1st- 12th: 18
Tuition Costs:
PreK3  (7:30-noon): $6,078 PreK3 (7:30-3:00): $8,580
PreK4 (7:30–noon): $6,608 Pre-K4 (7:30–3:30): $9,134
K5:  $9,134 1st-5th: $10,332
6th-8th: $10,945 9th-12th: $11,394
Tuition includes technology fee for all grades, PTO membership for each family, fall school pictures, yearbooks, ASF play for grades 6-12, day field trips for all grades, junior and senior class fees, all consumable books for Pre-K3 –8, most middle school textbooks, and student admission to all home sporting events. Financial assistance is available.
Extended Daycare: Yes, offered for students from Pre-K3 –5th grade, and includes time for study and homework completion.
Founded: 1955
About: Challenging academics, competitive athletics, and nationally recognized arts classes combine to create Central Alabama’s most engaging independent school environment at Saint James (STJ). 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. Saint James School envelops students in a 2 1st century learning environment, providing Macbooks® and iPads® for Grades 5- 12, and regular access to iPods®, iPads®, and Macbooks® in elementary and preschool 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 – 12 reach their highest potential. As the 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. Graduates of Saint James have received more than $25 million in merit-based college scholarships in the past five years.
Religious Affiliation: None
Uniforms: Yes
Advanced Placement classes: Advanced Placement, Honors, and advanced classes are offered in 19 areas, encompassing both middle and high school.
National Merit: Scholars: Five in the past 5 years; Finalists: Two in the past 2 years; Commended Students: Five in the past 5 years
AP Scholars: 16; AP Scholars with Honors: 7; AP Scholars with Distinction: 5
Arts: Saint James seniors regularly win scholarships to nationally respected arts colleges, based on their excellent choral, band, forensics, dramatic, and visual arts training. STJ’s Performing Arts Department stages three elaborate dramatic and musical productions each year, using a modern wireless sound system in the school’s spacious theater. There are also studios for band and choral music, and facilities for teaching drama and technical theater classes. Each summer Saint James performers attend the Show Choirs of America clinic in Illinois to work with nationally acclaimed choreographers where they learn the most modern dance techniques for the coming year’s performances. In November 2015, the school’s award-winning Marching Trojans were named the Bands of America Third Place Class Champions in National competition. STJ art students have repeatedly won Gold and Silver Keys in the prestigious National Scholastic Arts Competition, as well as Artist of the Year honors in the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts competitions. In 2015, a rising Saint James Senior earned a third place National Championship in Speech and Debate. Additionally, the school’s Speech and Debate Team claimed three Individual State Championships in 2016 and was ranked second in Alabama, overall.
Athletic Programs & Achievements: Saint James has won over 40 individual and team state sports championships since beginning a competitive program. The school represents 46 competitive team sports in 4A play in football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, tennis, wrestling, track, cross country, and soccer. STJ offers the only official high school equestrian team in the state. Varsity and junior varsity athletics are offered for middle and high school students.  
Extracurricular Activities:  Student Government Association, Key Club, Interact Club, Tri-Hi-Y, Chess Club, Government Club, Science Club, Drama Club, Latin Club, French Club, Spanish Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Students, Drama, Band, Colorguard, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Bridge Builders, Choir, Speech and Debate, Math Team, Science Olympiad, Tri-M, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Peer Leaders, Student Ambassadors, Spanish National Honor Society, Latin National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Junior Classical League, student newspaper, yearbook, photography, and Media Club.
Other: Saint James School offers a comprehensive International Student Program developed to meet the unique needs of international students and their families including an international admissions process, an International Parent Orientation, on-campus ESL tutoring paired with access to English language reinforcement through Rosetta Stone Classroom, and an international report card option designed for the needs of English Language Learners. Students from 22 foreign countries have attended STJ, including children of military personnel assigned to Maxwell Air Force Base and employees of Hyundai International. To make the transition to Saint James School easier, all new students are paired with a specially selected student buddy.

South Montgomery County Academy (K5-12)
147 Old Schoolhouse Road, Grady • (334) 562-3235
Total Enrollment: 150
K3-K5 Tuition Costs:
1 child in either class $4140
2 children in either class $5940
1 child in either class and one in grades 1st thru 12th $5940
1 child in either class and two in grades 1st thru 12th $7140
1st – 12th  Tuition Costs:
Working*: One child $4,920    2 children:  $6,720     3 children:  $7,920     4 children:  $8,820
Non-Working: One child $5,940    2 children:  $7,740    3 children:  $8,940    4 children:  $9,840
*Working tuition members must work 100 hours during school year at any of the school functions
Extended Daycare: No
Founded: 1970
Mission Statement: The mission of South Montgomery County Academy (SMCA) is to provide students with educational opportunities that will prepare them with necessary knowledge and skills to face issues they will encounter in the present, as well as, the future. Students will be offered access to a variety of experiences to enable them to succeed and become productive citizens in an ever-changing world.
Religious Affiliation: None
Uniforms: Dress Code
Athletic Programs and Achievements:  Cheerleading, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Weight-Lifting
Other: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club, 4-H, SGA

Success Unlimited Academy (K4-12)
2328 Fairlane Drive (Grades 9th-12th)
4500 Vaughn Road (Grades K3-8th)
(334) 213-0803 •
Total Enrollment: 300
Average Class Size:  K4-5th:10; 6th-8th:15; 9th-12th:18
Tuition Costs: 
Kindergarten: $4,300     
1st-5th: $6,300    
6th-12th: $6,700
Multiple student discounts available.
Extended After Care: Yes
Founded: 2002
Mission Statement: Our Mission at Success Unlimited Academy is to provide a safe and loving environment where students feel accepted and are challenged by educational excellence, instilled with loyalty to our country, and developed through spiritual growth. We believe all students can be a success through Christ who strengthens them.
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Uniforms: Yes
Athletic Programs:  Boys and Girls Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Golf, and Cheerleading
Extracurricular Activities: Praise Band, Choir, Guitar, Art, Drama, FCA, FCS, Builders Club, Key Club, Chess Club, CareerStart
Other: SACS/AdvancED accredited; Small Business of the Year 2008; Teacher of the Year 2007; 2013 First Place and Second Place Essay Winners. In addition to our morning program, we also offer night school classes, distance education, and Summer School. Tutoring is available Monday through Thursday at our Fairlane Drive Campus. Consultations and evaluations provided at time of enrollment.

The Rock School (K-12)
3401 Harrison Road  • (334) 260-8808       
Total Enrollment:  Over 200
Average Class Size 12-14
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:  Call for Information.
Extended Daycare: No
Founded: 1996
Mission Statement: The Rock School offers an opportunity for your child to grow intellectually and spiritually in a supportive environment.
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Uniforms: No
Athletic Programs: Volleyball and Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Dance Team, Drama, SGA, Destiny Club
Other: Nearly 90% of graduates received academic scholarships and earned National Dean’s list for their academic achievements.

Trinity Presbyterian School (K-12)
1700 East Trinity Boulevard • 334-213-2100
Date Founded: 1970 
Enrollment:  Approximately 825 students
Average Class Size: K5: 15; Grades 1-5: 20; Grades 6-12: 18
Tuition: At Trinity, the Apple 1:1 Program for Grades 6-12 and other technology, quality lunches, textbooks, workbooks, and regular season athletic admission (K4-12) are all included in tuition.
K4 (5 full days) – $6,096 K5 (5 full days) – $8,451 Grades 1-3 – $10,237 Grades 4-5 – $10,780 Grade 6 – $11,214 Grades 7-8 – $11,520 Grades 9-12 – $11,641
Trinity provides a generous need-based tuition assistance program. In addition, Trinity gratefully extends a 10% discount on tuition to active duty full-time military families.
Extended Care: Offers an extended day program designed to be a true extension of the school day and provide more than just childcare. The Wildcat Club encourages students to learn and thrive in a relaxed and fun environment.
Mission/Philosophy: Trinity binds academic excellence with Christian values. Providing a challenging college-preparatory education, Trinity provides a rigorous academic program, committed educators, outstanding athletics, and a nurturing family environment.Educators at Trinity strike the perfect balance as they encourage students to strive for excellence, while emphasizing Christ-like character above all else. “The Trinity Experience” produces leaders who possess mental, physical and spiritual strength. One hundred percent of Trinity graduates are accepted to post-secondary institutions, with many attending some of the finest colleges in the nation.
Advanced Placement: Taking advantage of 13 AP courses, a vast majority of Trinity’s AP students score between a 3 and a 5 on their exams, with many students being able to nearly complete their freshman college studies before ever graduating from Trinity. Recognized twenty-two Trinity students as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars®
Awards/Honors/Recognition: Trinity has had 55 National Merit finalists or semi-finalists, with five of these being awarded the designation over the last six years.The 2015 graduating class received over $6 million in scholarships to four-year institutions. One hundred percent of Trinity graduates are accepted to post-secondary institutions, with the majority of students attending their first choice of a college/university. The 2015 Youth Governor for Alabama hails from Trinity, and is the 3rd Youth Governor Trinity has produced. Two Trinity students were elected as Youth Mayors for Montgomery and Pike Road in the State of Alabama Youth Legislature. The Science Olympiad Team won the 2015  Regional Finals by defeating the Alabama School of Math and Science. Trinity’s EnviroBowl Team has won 9 state championships since 2001. A 2015 Trinity graduate won the 2015 Class 4A Region Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete Award.
Technology: Trinity was recently named an Apple Distinguished School for 2016-2017. This is the third time Trinity has achieved this status. Dedicated to a learning environment utilizing the tools and resources of the 21st century classroom, Trinity was the first school in the River Region to implement a grade-wide laptop initiative, providing students equal access to technology.
Every student in Grades 6 to 12 is issued an Apple laptop for use during the school year. Macbooks, iPads, and iPods are available for lower school students to use daily in the classroom.
Arts: Trinity’s ideal size allows every student the opportunity to participate in visual and performing arts. Trinity’s theatre department produces a full-scale musical each spring with a cast of more than 125 Upper School students.Trinity’s art students win major state and national awards in the arts and are often exhibited at the state level, and locally at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Most recently, two Trinity students had artwork included in the 2015 Visual Arts Achievement Statewide Exhibition. Trinity’s Show Choir and band students perform locally as well as throughout the state each year. Trinity’s intense commitment to a students ’cultural development is readily apparent by state-of-the-art areas for dance, choral, instrumental, visual arts and speech. Trinity is the only independent school in Montgomery that offers a full-time dance program. The Fine Arts facility also features a full array of sound, video and lighting equipment for high-quality stage productions. Exposure to music and song begins at the earliest ages with the Kindergarten Christmas Play. Expression through vocal and instrumental music extends through middle and upper school in formal Choral and Band performances. Trinity offers a multi-faceted band program that provides a variety of musical and performance opportunities. The award-winning Wildcat Pride Marching Band continues their record of excellence, as they had the largest number of students chosen for the 2015 All-State Honor Bands of any independent school in the River Region. The Middle School Concert Band, the first of its kind in the city, and the Symphonic Band allow students to increase their proficiency through rehearsing and performing concert band literature.
Athletic Programs & Achievements: The Athletic Program at Trinity is designed to provide opportunities for competitive athletics while enriching the total educational experience of each student-athlete. Trinity fields 36 interscholastic sport teams, including football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, baseball, softball, golf, soccer, track, cross country, and swimming. Both men’s and women’s teams have excelled in the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels capturing many CCC and area titles. Many students and coaches are named All-Metro player or coaches of the year by The Montgomery Advertiser.Trinity has a long-standing tradition of championship-level teams, and many Trinity athletes play at the next level in several sports, including four 2015 graduates, where three are playing baseball and one playing football at the next level. Trinity has won 23 AHSAA state championships, most recently, the 2015 State Baseball Championship and back-to-back State Baseball Championships in 2012 and 2013. Trinity varsity football has made 15 consecutive appearances in post-season playoffs. Over 84% of students in grades 7-12 compete in at least one sport at Trinity. Trinity has produced more Jimmy Hitchcock Award recipients than any other independent school in Montgomery. Trinity’s Athletic Department has received the Sportsmanship Award for three consecutive years from the Central Alabama Football Officials Association.
Service: Serving others is paramount at Trinity. From the first day of Lower School to the last day of Upper School, Trinity’s focus is on putting others first. Trinity’s school-wide (K4-12) mission project, Change 4 Change, continually donates over $20,000 annually to charitable organizations in Montgomery and throughout the world. Trinity’s junior and senior classes annually serve over 1,100 hours of community service with local organizations, such as Common Ground, Habitat for Humanity, and The Salvation Army. Partnering with a local elementary school, Trinity students serve as “ Study Buddies,” during an after-school tutoring program. Continuing local outreach, Trinity students provide food to 85 children weekly to a local elementary school through “ Feeding America’s Backpack Program.”
Accreditation: Trinity Presbyterian School holds dual accreditation from the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It holds membership in the Alabama Association of Independent Schools, The College Board, National Association for College Admission Counseling, Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Coalition of Lighthouse Schools.
Extracurricular Programs:  Students have many opportunities to develop their minds and pursue areas of interest, such as numerous academic competitions (Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School Science Olympiad, Scholars’Bowl, Envirobowl, etc.) annual plays, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Dance Team, Upper and Middle School Student Government Association, Key Club,Wildcat Girls, Forensics, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mu Alpha Theta, and National Honor Society.

Victory Baptist School (Preschool-12)
3151 Alabama 14, Millbrook
(334) 285-5082 •
Tuition Costs & Financial Aid:
K4-K5 (Half Day): $2,585 (Full Day): $3,810
1st-6th: $4,140 7th-12th: $4,260
Extended Daycare: Yes
Founded: 1971
Mission Statement: Our goal is to provide the best possible education for our students in a safe Christian environment. We strive to teach our students academically as well as spiritually. VBS competes in state-wide drama, fine arts, and athletics.
Religious Affiliation: Independent Baptist
Uniforms: Dress Code
Athletic Programs and Achievements: Football- Two State Championships (2013/14, 2014/15), Second Place (2015-16); Volleyball; Cheer; Boys and Girls Basketball; Softball; Cross Country and Track
Other: ABEKA curriculum, Dual Enrollment with Faulkner University, College Preparatory