Oldest Private Schools in Alabama

The average private school in Alabama was founded around 1977 (2024).
The oldest private school in Alabama is St. Mary Catholic School, founded in 1867.
Year Founded Range: 1867 1964 Avg. Year Founded: 1938

Oldest Private Schools in Alabama (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
St. Mary Catholic School
St. Mary Catholic School Photo - St. Mary Fifth Grade Buddies walk their Little Kindergarten Buddies back to class after the Friday Student Mass
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: NS-8
107 N Lafayette St
Mobile, AL 36604
(251) 433-9904
Rank: #22.
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Photo
(Catholic)
(6)
Founding Date: 1873
Grades: PK-12
5350 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL 36116
(334) 272-7220
Rank: #33.
Sacred Heart Elementary School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: PK-6
112 2nd Ave Se
Cullman, AL 35055
(256) 734-4563
Rank: #44.
St. Bernard Preparatory School
St. Bernard Preparatory School Photo - An Extensive Fine Arts program including Drama, Art, Chorus, Band, Instrumentals, and many other individual opportunities.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1891
Grades: 7-12
1600 Saint Bernard Ave Se
Cullman, AL 35055
(256) 255-5880
Rank: #55.
Southern Preparatory Academy
Southern Preparatory Academy Photo - Academics are at the highest level of importance at Southern Prep. The curriculum is designed to provide seven years of academic study to students in grades 6-12 who are preparing for vocational training or admission into a college or university. It is challenging, yet rewarding.
All-boys
Founding Date: 1898
Grades: 6-12
174 Ward Circle
Camp Hill, AL 36850
(256) 307-7348
Rank: #66.
Floral Crest School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1905
Grades: PK-12
1228 County Road 89
Bryant, AL 35958
(256) 597-2582
Rank: #77.
Marietta Johnson School Of Organic Education
Marietta Johnson School Of Organic Education Photo - An "organic education" is one that honors the whole child. Through hands-on activities, small class size, and enquiry based learning, teachers guide students to find answers to their questions.
Alternative School
(1)
Founding Date: 1907
Grades: PK-6
8 Marietta Drive
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 928-9347
Rank: #88.
St. James Catholic School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: PK-8
700 Albert Rains Blvd
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 546-0132
Rank: #99.
Mobile Junior Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1920
Grades: PK-8
1900 Cody Rd S
Mobile, AL 36695
(251) 633-8638
Rank: #1010.
The Altamont School
The Altamont School Photo
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: 5-12
4801 Altamont Road South
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 879-2006
Rank: #1111.
Little Flower Catholic School
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1934
Grades: PK-8
2103 Government St
Mobile, AL 36606
(251) 479-5761
Rank: #1212.
Alabama Christian Academy
Alabama Christian Academy Photo - At Alabama Christian Academy we are committed to creating a Christ-centered environment that encourages students to dream to the future and dare to make a difference. Along with advanced academics, ACA provides a comprehensive AHSAA athletics program, an award-winning fine arts department and other enrichment opportunities. Soar into excellence at ACA!
(Christian)
(10)
Founding Date: 1942
Grades: PK-12
4700 Wares Ferry Road
Montgomery, AL 36109
(334) 277-1985
Rank: #13 - 1613. - 16.
Hoover Christian School
Hoover Christian School Photo - We have a wonderful building and atmosphere at our school.
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(1)
Founding Date: 1947
Grades: K-12
2113 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 987-3376
Rank: #13 - 1613. - 16.
John Carroll Catholic High School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1947
Grades: 9-12
300 Lakeshore Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 940-2400
Rank: #13 - 1613. - 16.
Mars Hill Bible School
Mars Hill Bible School Photo
(Church of Christ)
(2)
Founding Date: 1947
Grades: PK-12
698 Cox Creek Pkwy
Florence, AL 35630
(256) 767-1203
Rank: #13 - 1613. - 16.
St. Paul's Episcopal School
(Episcopal)
(1)
Founding Date: 1947
Grades: PK-12
161 Dogwood Ln
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 342-6700
Rank: #1717.
Christ The King Catholic School
Christ The King Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1949
Grades: PK-8
1503 Main St
Daphne, AL 36526
(251) 626-1692
Rank: #1818.
Advent Episcopal Day School
Advent Episcopal Day School Photo - Welcome To Our Classroom
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1950
Grades: PK-8
2019 6th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 252-2535
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Holy Family Parochial School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1952
Grades: PK-8
2300 Beasley Ave NW
Huntsville, AL 35816
(256) 539-5221
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Indian Springs School
Indian Springs School Photo
(1)
Founding Date: 1952
Grades: 8-12
190 Woodward Drive
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 988-3350
Rank: #2121.
St. Ann School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1953
Grades: PK-8
3910a Spring Ave Sw
Decatur, AL 35603
(256) 353-6543
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Madison Academy
Madison Academy Photo - Second graders learn about Johnny Appleseed and taste test different varieties of apples.
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1955
Grades: PK-12
325 Slaughter Rd
Madison, AL 35758
(256) 469-6410
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.
(1)
Founding Date: 1955
Grades: PK-12
6010 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL 36116
(334) 273-2992
Rank: #2424.
Saint Rose Academy
Saint Rose Academy Photo - Our beautiful campus!
(Catholic)
(13)
Founding Date: 1956
Grades: PK-8
1401 22nd Street S
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 933-0549
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-8
4901 Old Leeds Rd
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 956-9731
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Montgomery Academy
Daycare / Preschool
(3)
Founding Date: 1959
Grades: K
3240 Vaughn Rd
Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 272-8210
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-12
1005 Drake Avenue SE
Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 799-6100
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Cottage Hill Christian Academy
Cottage Hill Christian Academy Photo - Robotics Team Competition
(Christian)
(15)
Founding Date: 1961
Grades: NS-12
4255 Cottage Hill Road
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 660-2427
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Mobile Christian School
Mobile Christian School Photo
(Church of Christ)
(6)
Founding Date: 1961
Grades: PK-12
5900 Cottage Hill Road
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 661-1613
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
St. Luke's Episcopal School
St. Luke's Episcopal School Photo
(Episcopal)
(3)
Founding Date: 1961
Grades: PK-12
1400 University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 666-2991
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
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-12
2501 Henry Road
Anniston, AL 36207
(256) 237-5477
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Grace Lutheran School
Grace Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(4)
Founding Date: 1963
Grades: PK-8
3321 S Memorial Pkwy
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 881-0553
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Huntsville Achievement School
Huntsville Achievement School Photo
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1963
Grades: K-12
4217 9th Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 539-1772
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Briarwood Christian School
Briarwood Christian School Photo
(Presbyterian)
(2)
Founding Date: 1964
Grades: PK-12
2204 Briarwood Way
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 776-5909
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Westminster Christian Academy
(African Methodist Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1964
Grades: PK-12
237 Johns Rd Nw
Huntsville, AL 35806
(256) 705-8000
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Alabama average Private Schools founding year?
The Alabama average Private Schools founding year is 1977 for 2024.
What are the Private Schools with oldest founding year in Alabama?
The best top ranked Private Schools in Alabama include St. Mary Catholic School, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and Sacred Heart Elementary School.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Alabama?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Alabama is Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, with a year of 1873. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is St. Mary Catholic School, with a year of 1867.

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