Shades Mountain Christian School

2290 Old Tyler Rd,
Birmingham, AL, 35226-0352
Tel: (205)978-6001
Grades: PK - 12 | 338 students
Shades Mountain Christian School (SMCS) is an independent, community, Christian School serving grades K3 through 12.
  The school provides a strong academic program with a Biblical worldview.
  The mission of SMCS is to assist Christian parents in their responsibility to equip students for life through academics and service to Christ.
  The school, founded in 1974, is fully accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 338 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Shades Mountain Christian School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English  
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate 88%
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Concert Band, Concert Choir, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Photography, Student Council, Theatre, Yearbook Concert Band, Concert Choir, Marching Band, Photography, Theatre, Yearbook, National Honor Society,
Student Council,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 11/15/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is John Carroll Catholic High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Mark United Methodist Kindergarten (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hoover Christian School (2.9 miles away)
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  • Recommended March 11, 2013 - High expectations of students and teachers who know their content and encourage students academically and spiritually are the qualities we have experienced since our children started there 2 years ago. Small class sizes are also a huge deal! - Posted by Parent

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