Oldest Private Schools in Alabama

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  • The average private school in Alabama was founded around 1975 (2019-20).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in Alabama is St Mary Catholic School, founded in 1867.

Oldest Private Schools in Alabama (2019-20)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    St Mary Catholic School
    St Mary Catholic School Photo - Representing at the Mobile Chamber of Commerce Expo! #MakingMaryProud
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: PK-8107 N Lafayette St
    Mobile, AL 36604

  • Rank: #22.
    Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School
    Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Photo - Montgomery Catholic
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: PK-125350 Vaughn Road
    Montgomery, AL 36116

  • Rank: #33.
    Sacred Heart Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1878
    Grades: PK-6112 2nd Ave Se
    Cullman, AL 35055

  • Rank: #44.
    St Bernard Preparatory School
    St Bernard Preparatory School Photo - Since 1891, the relationships our alumni start at St. Bernard last a lifetime!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1891
    Grades: 7-121600 Saint Bernard Ave Se
    Cullman, AL 35055

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Oakwood Academy/elementary
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1896
    Grades: K-12Box 30108, 7000 Adventist Blvd
    Huntsville, AL 35896

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Oakwood Adventist Academy K-12
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1896
    Grades: K-127000 Adventist Blvd
    Huntsville, AL 35896

  • Rank: #77.
    Southern Preparatory Academy
    Southern Preparatory Academy Photo - Strength of Brotherhood: Southern Prep provides young men with a unique opportunity to benefit from an environment that fosters the development of these bonds: where cadets share a common goal of not only becoming leaders but also becoming part of a team.
    All-boys | Military School
    Founding Date: 1898
    Grades: 6-12174 Ward Circle
    Camp Hill, AL 36830

  • Rank: #88.
    Floral Crest Jr Academy
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1905
    Grades: K-91228 County Road 89
    Bryant, AL 35958

  • Rank: #99.
    St James Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: PK-8700 Albert Rains Blvd
    Gadsden, AL 35901

  • Rank: #1010.
    Mobile Junior Academy
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1920
    Grades: PK-81900 Cody Rd S
    Mobile, AL 36695

  • Rank: #1111.
    The Altamont School
    The Altamont School Photo - Students feel confident talking to teachers after class - or anytime - and they take that confidence on to college. Teachers, in turn, feel very much a part of each student's success.
    Founding Date: 1922
    Grades: 5-124801 Altamont Road South
    Birmingham, AL 35222

  • Rank: #1212.
    Little Flower Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1934
    Grades: PK-82103 Government St
    Mobile, AL 36606

  • Rank: #1313.
    Alabama Christian Academy
    (Church of Christ)
    Founding Date: 1942
    Grades: PK-124700 Wares Ferry Road
    Montgomery, AL 36109

  • Rank: #14-1714.-17.
    Hoover Christian School
    Hoover Christian School Photo - We have a wonderful building and atmosphere at our school.
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1947
    Grades: K-122113 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35216

  • Rank: #14-1714.-17.
    John Carroll Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1947
    Grades: 9-12300 Lakeshore Parkway
    Birmingham, AL 35209

  • Rank: #14-1714.-17.
    Mars Hill Bible School
    Mars Hill Bible School Photo
    (Church of Christ)
    Founding Date: 1947
    Grades: PK-12698 Cox Creek Pkwy
    Florence, AL 35630

  • Rank: #14-1714.-17.
    St Paul's Episcopal School
    Founding Date: 1947
    Grades: PK-12161 Dogwood Ln
    Mobile, AL 36608

  • Rank: #1818.
    Christ The King Catholic School
    Christ The King Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: PK-8PO Drawer 1890
    Daphne, AL 36526

  • Rank: #1919. Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: PK-82019 6th Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35203

  • Rank: #20-2120.-21.
    Holy Family Parochial School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1952
    Grades: PK-82300 Beasley Ave NW
    Huntsville, AL 35816

  • Rank: #20-2120.-21.
    Indian Springs School
    Indian Springs School Photo
    Founding Date: 1952
    Grades: 8-12190 Woodward Drive
    Pelham, AL 35124

  • Rank: #22-2322.-23.
    Madison Academy
    Madison Academy Photo - High school and administrative offices entrance
    (Church of Christ)
    Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: PK-12325 Slaughter Rd
    Madison, AL 35758

  • Rank: #22-2322.-23.
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - The Saint James Class of 2019 earned $4.4million in scholarships to colleges and universities around the world.
    Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: PK-126010 Vaughn Road
    Montgomery, AL 36116

  • Rank: #2424.
    St Rose Of Lima School
    St Rose Of Lima School Photo - Class of 2019!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: NS-81401 22nd Street S
    Birmingham, AL 35205

  • Rank: #2525.
    Highlands School
    Highlands School Photo - Visit www.60moreyears.highlandsschool.org for a glimpse into the NEXT 60 years of progressive, student-centered learning!
    Founding Date: 1958
    Grades: PK-84901 Old Leeds Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35213

  • Rank: #26-2726.-27. Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: K-123240 Vaughn Rd
    Montgomery, AL 36106

  • Rank: #26-2726.-27.
    Randolph School
    Randolph School Photo - Our campus on Drake Avenue SE in Huntsville hosts K-8th grades. A second campus on Garth Road hosts grades 9-12.
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: K-121005 Drake Avenue SE
    Huntsville, AL 35802

  • Rank: #28-3028.-30.
    Cottage Hill Christian Academy
    Cottage Hill Christian Academy Photo - Students enjoyed a fun morning when featured on Local 15's Cool School television segment!
    Founding Date: 1961
    Grades: NS-124255 Cottage Hill Road
    Mobile, AL 36609

  • Rank: #28-3028.-30.
    Mobile Christian School
    Mobile Christian School Photo
    (Church of Christ)
    Founding Date: 1961
    Grades: PK-125900 Cottage Hill Road
    Mobile, AL 36609

  • Rank: #28-3028.-30.
    St. Luke's Episcopal School
    St. Luke's Episcopal School Photo - St. Luke's seniors parade the campus one last time before their commencement ceremony.
    Founding Date: 1961
    Grades: PK-121400 University Blvd
    Mobile, AL 36693

  • Rank: #31-3231.-32.
    The Donoho School
    The Donoho School Photo - At every level, we strive to provide our students a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates a love of learning, challenges students to stretch themselves, and encourages initiative, integrity, and creativity.
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: PK-122501 Henry Road
    Anniston, AL 36207

  • Rank: #31-3231.-32.
    Huntsville Achievement School
    Huntsville Achievement School Photo
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: K-124217 9th Ave SW
    Huntsville, AL 35805

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    Briarwood Christian School
    Briarwood Christian School Photo
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: NS-122204 Briarwood Way
    Birmingham, AL 35243

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    Latham United Methodist Child Development Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: NS-PK109 Weatherly Road SE
    Huntsville, AL 35803

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    Westminster Christian Academy
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: PK-12237 Johns Rd Nw
    Huntsville, AL 35806

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