Briarwood Christian School

  • Briarwood Christian School provides excellence in education in a Christ-centered environment through impact-oriented leadership that will challenge and inspire the whole student, equipping each student to glorify God by responsible action in contemporary society.
  • ACADEMICS: Our academic program is comprehensive, college preparatory, and taught within a Christian framework. Our ACT scores far exceed national norms, and each year our senior classes receive millions of dollars in scholarships.
  • ARTS: Briarwood students discover and develop their God-given talents through varied art forms and showcase those talents through our award-winning band, choir, drama and visual arts programs.
  • ATHLETICS: Our athletic program gives students an arena in which to glorify God. We teach our student athletes to give their best effort while developing virtues that will last a lifetime. In victory or defeat, students learn to show respect for each other, officials, and their opponents.
  • BCS COMMUNITY: One of the most significant and valued investments parents will ever make for their child is their education. We partner with parents to give our students a strong biblical and academic foundation for life, equipping them to become servant leaders as they develop life-long relationships.

Top Placements

Briarwood Christian School places among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students1762 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeBriarwood Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers119 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
Average SAT score1187
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(modest and neat)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition rates vary from grade to grade please see the website.
Admissions DirectorKelly McCarthy Mooney


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Audio-Visual Club, Chess Club, Debate Team, Habitat for Humanity Club, International Mission Trips, Math Team, National Honor Society (NHS), Robotics Team, Service Projects, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Drama Productions, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Show Choi

School Notes

  • Briarwood Christian School provides excellence in education in a Christ-centered environment through impact-oriented leadership that will challenge and inspire the whole student, equipping each student to glorify God by responsible action in contemporary society. Believing that all truth is a manifestation of God's sovereignty in creation, we desire to establish a school which in its ultimate purpose glorifies and reveals God. Man, made in the image of God, is responsible to God in all things; therefore, his education must enable him to understand and use the created universe and to live by the precepts which He has established for Godly living. Knowing that man has chosen to glorify himself and worship his own works rather than worship and glorify God, we understand that our students have a nature which hinders them from achieving the objectives which we have named. However, knowing that the Lord, Himself, has provided a way for these children to reach their full potential through His payment for sin on the cross, we realize that each child here has a unique and valuable place in the plan of God and must be highly esteemed and respected.

Profile last updated:

Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham
    Grades: PK-12 | 193 students
    4.3 miles
    2290 Old Tyler Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    4.3 PK-12
  • Birmingham
    Grades: PK-8 | 317 students
    7.5 miles
    4901 Old Leeds Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35213
    7.5 PK-8
  • Birmingham
    Jefferson Christian Academy
    Jefferson Christian Academy Photo - 2014-2015 Varsity Boys 2015 AHSA 1A Area 9 Champions
    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: NS-12 | 357 students
    11.4 miles
    1500 Heritage Place Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35210
    11.4 NS-12
  • Birmingham
    Grades: PK-12 | 112 students
    17.8 miles
    5568 Chalkville Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35235
    17.8 PK-12
  • Birmingham
    Grades: NS-12 | 532 students
    4.1 miles
    5080 Cahaba Valley Trace
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    4.1 NS-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
This school is awesome for our children. Teachers and faculty that pray over your child as well as provide a wonderful education, that is why I pay for this education. Compared to other private schools in the area it is much bigger and that is one reason why I like it. My kids have all the opportunities of the larger public schools but they get to participate without having to be a 5 star athlete. The class sizes are not too big so your child is not just a number. The children respect the faculty which seems to be a growing issue with public schools and the parents are very involved (in a good way).
- Posted by
It is amazing and a very great education. One of the best in the Nation.
- Posted by

Endorse Briarwood Christian School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
We look at several ways you can use to search for private schools. Whether you are beginning the search process for a school for your child or just want to find out more about particular schools, we offer some tips and tricks to make searching more efficient.
Here's a recap of the steps you need to follow to find the right school for your child. Work through the process in sequence from beginning to end.
Did you think that corporal punishment in our schools was extinct? Sadly, it isn't. Here are some facts and some suggestions as to what you can do to help eliminate corporal punishment once and for all.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Birmingham, AL is $7,670 for elementary schools and $10,399 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Birmingham, AL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).