Joseph S Bruno Montessori Academy

5509 Timber Hill Rd,
Birmingham, AL, 35242-0352
Tel: (205)995-8709
Grades: K - 9 | 203 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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 203 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Joseph S Bruno Montessori Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
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)
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  • Birmingham Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Our Lady Of The Valley School
    (Roman Catholic)
    5510 Double Oak Lane
    Birmingham , AL , 35242
    (205)991-5963
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.2  mi  |  397  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Birmingham
    Westminster School At Oak Mountain
    (Presbyterian)
    5080 Cahaba Valley Trce
    Birmingham , AL , 35242
    (205)995-9694
    (Presbyterian)
    1.6  mi  |  507  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Pelham Indian Springs School
    (Nonsectarians)
    190 Woodward Drive
    Pelham , AL , 35124
    (205)988-3350
    (Nonsectarians)
    2.4  mi  |  267  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Birmingham Covenant Classical School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    25 Southlake Ln
    Birmingham , AL , 35244
    (205)989-8668
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    2.4  mi  |  161  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Birmingham
    Briarwood Christian High School
    (Presbyterian)
    6255 Cahaba Valley Rd
    Birmingham , AL , 35242
    (205)776-5900
    (Presbyterian)
    3.6  mi  |  712  students  |  Gr.  8-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 11, 2013 - 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
  • Recommended September 07, 2013 - I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! I''m in the seventh grade and still learning. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended February 24, 2013 - 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
  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - It is a great schooling am in fifth grade there and have been going there since preschool I love it. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - 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
  • Recommended March 16, 2012 - 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

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