Bessemer Academy

Established in the early 1970s, Bessemer Academy has long been committed to student excellence and to following God. Focusing on students with average and above-average intelligence and abilities, this SACS accredited, Christian-based, nondenominational academy has succeeded in graduating students who have gone on to stellar college careers and preparing for outstanding professions afterward.
At Bessemer Academy, we encourage growth academically, spiritually, athletically, and socially. As students enrolled in a private Christian school, grades K-3 through senior year start their days by participating in morning devotions and regularly scheduled chapel services.
Our small class sizes contribute to the excellent results we achieve at Bessemer Academy. The small student-to-teacher ratios mean more one-on-one attention and a greater understanding of material. Students get the chance to work with others in the community through service projects within the school.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 436 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students
436 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Bessemer Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Cheryl Woodall
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 436 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Jefferson County, AL is $8,318 for elementary schools and $8,709 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Jefferson County, AL is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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