Joseph S Bruno Montessori Academy

5509 Timber Hill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242-0352
Tel: (205)995-8709
Grades: PK-8 | 204 students
Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy is a special place to work and learn.
Our students enjoy a natural environment rich in learning experiences and unique in the possibilities for personal growth, understanding, respect, and responsibility.
It is this closeness to nature and all that we do and discover that helps us achieve respect and love for life.
The classrooms are even surrounded by walls of windows making them seem like extensions of the outside.
Students here gain a true sense of community and belonging, and learn to accept challenges, solve problems, resolve conflicts, and grow into self-confident lifelong learners.
At Bruno Academy, we encourage our students to develop independence, responsibility, resourcefulness, and organizational skills.
Even in the lower academy students learn to use individual work plans listing their goals for the week.
When you visit Bruno Academy, you will see students working individually and cooperatively to get their work done, enjoying the total learning experience.
The enthusiasm must be seen to be believed.
Children learn the importance of having respect for one another and for their classroom environment.
We have high expectations for our students, and they learn to set higher and higher standards for themselves.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 204 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Joseph S Bruno Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Westminster School At Oak Mountain (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Lady Of The Valley School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of The Valley School (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham
    Grades: PK-8 | 397 students
    0.2 miles
    5510 Double Oak Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Birmingham
    Grades: K-12 | 532 students
    1.6 miles
    5080 Cahaba Valley Trce
    Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Pelham
    Grades: 8-12 | 299 students
    2.4 miles
    190 Woodward Drive
    Pelham, AL 35124
  • Birmingham
    Covenant Classical School
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: K | 161 students
    2.4 miles
    25 Southlake Ln
    Birmingham, AL 35244
  • Birmingham
    Lakeside Baptist Church Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: NS-PK | 227 students
    4 miles
    2865 Old Rocky Ridge Road
    Birmingham, AL 35243

School Reviews

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! I''m in the seventh grade and still learning
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/24/15
The Head of School retired this year and we have a new principal. He has his doctorate from Harvard and is absolutely fabulous!! This is the best school in Birmingham by far. My child has been here 9 years and has gotten a wonderful education.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
I love this school because it offers so many opportunities for my children to learn. My children enjoy the art, music, drama, and soccer programs. This school has a beautiful campus and quality instructional materials.
- Posted by Parent, 02/24/13
It is a great schooling am in fifth grade there and have been going there since preschool I love it
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 12/11/12
Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy is an outstanding school. My daughter started here in the pre-school and is now in the middle school. We have been very impressed with the faculty and administration. Everyone is very caring and super qualified. We couldn''t be happier!
- Posted by Parent, 08/20/12
Nice facility and teachers. The administrator of the school is very UNPROFESSIONAL. A few issues are she is rude, unwilling to work with parents, teachers and students, and intentionally provides false information to prospective families. Several children, as well as teachers, have left the school due to the administrator's attitude and actions. It is HIGHLY recommended that you do not consider this school for your child/children.
- Posted by Parent, 03/16/12

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