Maranathan Academy is a nonprofit (501c-3), all scholarship school (grades 6-12), committed to educating and changing the lives of critically at risk youth, in Birmingham and surrounding communities.
Students enter Maranathan wounded and looking for a place to belong.They emerge equipped to excel. The primary goal of Maranathan Academy, is to break the cycle of government dependency, that has plagued the families of critically at-risk youth for generations. Maranathan Academy has been changing and saving the lives of critically atrisk youth for 26 years!".

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 20 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,000
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Maranathan Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1991
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
20 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
95%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Maranathan Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
5 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
18
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle School Tuition is 8,000 annually High School Tuition is 10,000 annually
% on Financial Aid
99%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$9,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Donna Dukes

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

School Notes

"Making hope & the ability to dream a part of the world of Critically At-Risk youth works! I`ve seen it work-"  Donna Dukes Founder & Executive Director

Maranathan Academy was founded on September 3, 1991. Maranathan is a nonprofit (501c-3), all scholarship school (grades 6-12), committed to educating and changing the lives of critically at risk youth, in Birmingham and surrounding communities.Students enter Maranathan wounded and looking for a place to belong. They emerge equipped to excel. 

The mission of Maranathan Family Learning Center & Academy, Inc. (MFLC&A, Inc.) is simple to save the lives of critically at risk youth.

The primary goal of Maranathan Academy, is to break the cycle of government dependency, that has plagued the families of critically at-risk youth for generations.  

Maranathan Academy is dedicated to, through the transformative power of education --
  • provide an educational oasis for individuals in desperate need of a second chance 
  • provide academic, spiritual and emotional  strength for critically at risk youth and their  families

With the combined numbers of students and their family members who have received our unique   services, Maranathan Academy has significantly   impacted over 1, 500 lives. 
  • 85 percent of our students have completed high   school and earned diplomas.
  • 53 percent of our graduates have entered colleges and universities.
  • The remaining 47 percent of our graduates have entered the military or become certified in a trade and gainfully employed. 
Having gained essential skills from counseling services, workshops on financial literacy, and life skills training, Maranathan`s graduates are thriving in the corporate and service areas, like law enforcement, banking, cosmetology, law, welding, HVAC, nursing, and more. Combining required academic courses necessary for the attainment of a high school diploma, with the instillment of lessons on faith, self-esteem, financial literacy and personal responsibility, the courses of study offered at Maranathan Academy, provide a life changing experience for critically at-risk youth and their families.

Maranathan Academy is dedicated to ensuring that their graduates become productive, contributing members of society and credits to their country. 

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 20 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,000
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Birmingham, AL is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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