NAPS Abundant Life Academy

At NALA, we are committed to supplying a well-rounded education, teaching our students practical skills that will prepare them for this life, and ultimately the life which is to come.
Students are able to engage in a curriculum that caters to more than just their academic needs, with our classes in agricultural science, service learning, construction, sewing, and more.
NALA, a much-needed, innovative, family oriented boarding school opened its doors on August 12, 2015, and offers Christian education in a rural setting.
In addition to learning agricultural skills as they grow their own produce, students are also active in the community.
Whether through helping to build a deck for a family in need, distributing clothes to children who have little, singing and ministering to the elderly, or taking trips to feed the hungry, our school seeks to educate the whole person-physically, spiritually, and mentally.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 15 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $516
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

NAPS Abundant Life Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
2015

Student Body

Total Students
15 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
NAPS Abundant Life Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Aug. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Cost Per Month

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Agriculture, Culinary Arts, Mission Trips, Sewing, Vocational- Administrative Jr. Asst., Vocational- Clinical Jr. Asst., Vocational- Construction, Vocational- Hospitality Jr. Asst., Vocational- Teacher’s Jr. Asst.

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Bells, Choir, Piano Lessons

School Notes

WHY WE'RE HERE
The National Association for the Prevention of Starvation (NAPS) has a mission to mitigate hunger, poverty, and disease; and to improve education and food security among suffering people, nationally and internationally, regardless of race, religion, or nationality. NAPS provides humanitarian aid and educational support.

NAPS began working in the Black Belt Region in 2010 through tutoring programs and building projects. While working in this area, volunteers noticed discrepancies in the community. One major disparity was the educational need in the area. The following are some shockingly surreal statistics that were found:
  • 60% of schools in the area were failing
  • 98% of those graduating high school were not ready for college Math
  • 95% of those graduating high school were not ready for college Science
  • 60% of those graduating high school were not ready for college English
  • There were even 12th graders unable to read at a second grade level
In 2013, based on these observations, NAPS was inspired to construct an elementary school, the NAPS Abundant Life Academy (NALA). The school was developed due to the request of NAPS volunteers, and the overwhelming need for better education in the Black Belt regions of Alabama and Mississippi.

OVERVIEW
Academics - Students receive a cutting-edge education that is created with each child`s individual needs. This includes the core subjects as well as Agricultural Sciences, Bible class, and more. In Bible class, students learn the importance of Christian living and Bible memorization.

Spiritual Life - NALA`s aim is to point children to Jesus, the Joy of service. We integrate the Bible into every aspect of our student`s educational experience. We believe when educating the mind, you must ultimately educate and nurture the heart.

Community Service - At NALA, our students are trained to value their community and their neighbors. They participate in door-to-door ministry, conduct inspiring presentations at churches, community centers, and assist in the NAPS mobile food pantry, distributing 100,000+ pounds of food each year.

Student Boarding- On-campus living provides students with nutritious meals three times a day, a family atmosphere, and so much more. When students arrive on the NAPS campus, they can expect to be accepted fully and treated fairly in an environment that is safe and filled with Christ`s love.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does NAPS Abundant Life Academy cost?
NAPS Abundant Life Academy's tuition is approximately $516 for private students and $125 for summer students.
When is the application deadline for NAPS Abundant Life Academy?
The application deadline for NAPS Abundant Life Academy is Aug. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Aug. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 15 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $516
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 1 / 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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