Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is an integral part of the Catholic Church's mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As an adult community, we share in the responsibility to prepare students for college and beyond while helping them grow to becoming persons of faith, virtue, and wisdom.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 801 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
801 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP English, AP Government, AP Art History, AP Computer Science, AP United States History, Honors courses for grades 7-12.
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Mrs. Julie Emerson



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
32 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Cyber Patriots, Debate, Elementary Math Team, Elementary Science Olympiad, Elementary Student Council, Jr. National Honor Society, Key Club, Math Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Pro-Life Club, Rosary Club, School Ambassadors, Science Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Spirit Club, Student Council, Student Government Association, VEX Robotics, Young Men's Leadership, Young Women's Leadership, Youth Judicial, Youth Legislature

Arts and Music Programs:
Broadcasting, Choir, Drama, Elementary Band, Elementary Choir, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Color Guard

School Notes

  • At Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, you will find close bonds that are created by personal attention and fellowship among our faculty, staff, and students. This provides the family atmosphere for which we are known. Not only do we nurture intellectual needs, we also encourage spiritual growth.
  • Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School has four campuses located in the heart of the Capital City. St. Bede Elementary Campus, offering three-year-old kindergarten through sixth grade (K3-6th grade), is located at the corner of Atlanta Highway and Perry Hill Road adjacent to St. Bede Catholic Church at 3850 Atlanta Highway). Holy Spirit Elementary Campus also offers three-year-old kindergarten through sixth grade K3-6th grade) and is located at 8580 Vaughn Road, behind Holy Spirit Catholic Church, across from the Wynlakes subdivision. The middle and high school campuses, seventh through twelfth grades (7th-12th grades), is located in east Montgomery on Vaughn Road near the south entrance to Blount Cultural Park at 5350 Vaughn Road.
  • Each program has its own leadership and guidance counselor, tailoring each campus administration and services according to age group.
  • Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School offers application for admission without regard to race, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin. Membership in the Catholic church is not a requirement to apply or attend Montgomery Catholic; families of all faiths are welcome.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School offer a summer program?
Yes, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School offer?
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for most sports offered.
What is Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School's ranking?
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
One of the primary reasons we retired in Montgomery! So hard to find authentically Catholic schools and at a reasonable price - we know, we've lived in nine different states. The heart and soul of a Catholic school should be it's theology department, otherwise it is no different than any other school. MCPS's theology department is rock solid! Beyond the faith, academically and athletically/band the school is strong & vibrant. All 5 of our kids attended MCPS; 3 have graduated - 2 are still attending.
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Montgomery Catholic has been a great environment for both of my kids. My kids are not Catholic so at first, I was more than a little apprehensive about enrolling my kids in a Catholic school. However, in addition to the strength of the academics and extra-curriculars offered by MCPS, I can definitively say that the faith aspect of the school has been a highlight of their school experience. The elementary religion lessons many times aligned perfectly with my daughter`s lessons at church in Sunday School and the deeper theology lessons my high school son is learning have been a great compliment to his faith foundation and a source of many great discussions. We have seen first-hand how Montgomery Catholic not only works hard to educate kids in all the academic ways, but also how they help form kids of faith, which is such an important foundation in this world we live in.
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I am not only a proud Alum but also a current parent. Montgomery Catholic has been a part of my family for generations! The education I received not only prepared me to succeed in college but provided lasting friendships and a foundation in faith that has stayed with me. I am grateful that my children are a part of the Montgomery Catholic legacy. The academic and faith environment encourages growth. We are grateful that teachers educate and love our children and really work to help them succeed. We love that there are opportunities for them to explore their outside interests in sports, music, art and service. I just love this school and everyone who makes it special!
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My wife and I have hosted three foreign exchange students, and we sent all three to MCPS. It is the least expensive of the top tier academic schools in the Montgomery area. It has similar numbers of National Merit finalists as other, more expensive private schools in the area, and its students are admitted to desirable colleges in about the same percentages as the others. It has a very intimate, family-like atmosphere. It is a Catholic school and the students are required to take theology classes and attend Mass once a week, but many of the students and some teachers are non-Catholic and there are no attempts made to convert the Protestant or non-believing kids to Catholicism. That said, the school, its leadership, and faculty are unapologetically Christian and they present a Christian worldview and Christian ethic to the students. There is a strong effort directed at character formation, emphasizing the classic virtues of Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. Two of the students we hosted were practicing Catholics, and one was a very pious Protestant. All three reported that they encountered a friendly student body, good teachers, and great activities. One of them played on the soccer team, one played in the band, and one sang in the chorus. The school's athletic program has taken great leaps forward in the past few years. This past fall, the varsity football team played for the state championship for the very first time, and lost a close game. I would highly recommend the school to any Catholic or non-Catholic Christian parents who are looking for a high-quality, reasonably priced private school for their kids.
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I''ve attended Montgomery Catholic for 7 years. In the beginning, my experience was great, but the school's value in education, equality of students, and integrity dropped dramatically. Though the school does not participate in the ACE teaching program anymore, for a long part of my academic career here my teachers were first time teachers, who were learning how to control a classroom and create curriculum at the expense of our education. After the 2011-2012 school year, the high school gained a new principle, this change in administration resulted in a loss in the value of education and an increase in the value of the school’s reputation. The teacher turnover is unbelievable, each year the school loses 5+ teachers. As part of the school’s value in its looks and its reputation they are willing to fire a teacher who has been in the Montgomery Catholic school system for a long time, has an Ivy League education, and respect among all students and parents, because they are not a certified teacher. While the certified teachers do nothing valuable in the students education. I believe this "catholic education" is a waste of money and no example of the values which the school is "built on".
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 801 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Alabama is $7,790 for elementary schools and $8,748 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alabama is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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