Northside Methodist Academy opened in the fall of 1975. NMA is a private, Christian school designed to provide a Christian environment which will nurture the students understanding of the world, school subjects, and also the Christian faith.
The primary objective and purpose of Northside Methodist Academy is to train the students in the knowledge of God and the Christian way of life while giving every student an excellent education.
The teachers of Northside Methodist Academy realize the solemn responsibility before God in molding the life and character of each of their students in order to give a good foundation for each child's future. Northside Methodist Academy operates not for profit.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 560 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1975
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
560 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Northside Methodist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English, AP History
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Elementary Uniform - Khaki , navy blue, or black pants/shorts; solid color polo // High School - Dress Code - Guys wear colored shirts; Girls wear nice, modest attire// Fridays are NMA Casual Days for all students - any Northside shirt and jeans)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Carla Kelley

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Honor Society, Student 4 Student Tutoring, Student Council, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Civitan Club, Key Club, Math Club, Robotics Club, Spanish Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Choir
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
My children have been at NMA for most of their lives. NMA prepared my children for the next level both spiritually and academically. Three of my children dual enrolled which allowed their transition into college to be easier academically. Their faith was encouraged all during elementary, middle school, and high school, and that faith base allowed them to move into college and plug into a church in college and strengthen their faith. The high school allowed the students to realize their God-given gifts and did not try to squeeze them into a mold. The administration is fair and consistent with how they handle students. NMA has a unique place in the Dothan area because it allows students to attend to be from all types of backgrounds, both economically and academically. The teachers are loving and treat the students as their own.
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5  
If you are looking for a Christian school everyone should look at Northside. My daughter has been there for 3 years and I don't want her to go to another school ever. Not only has she excelled in her academics she has great Christian teaching and examples that any parent would love for their child. The teachers truly are called by God to not only teacher but mentor their students. The school has an incredible family atmosphere I''ve never seen at any other school. I''ve seen great progress in the school overall this past year with campus improvements, parent involvement, and new things like eTextbooks and wireless technology on campus that is coming. I am excited what is happening at Northside and truly believe anyone looking for a school should take a strong look here.
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5  
NMA is doing great things. I am blessed to have my children go here for their education. The staff really cares about the students and want them to achieve success.
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5  
We have attended Northside Methodist Academy for 12 years. Our oldest daughter graduated in 2007 and our youngest daughter graduates in 2013. We have had a wonderful experience at Northside and love it and the teachers, staff, coaches and other families. It offers a well rounded education with a Christian education being the first priority. Our oldest daughter was very well prepared for college and did well there and our youngest daughter is ready for college next year. We would highly recommend NMA.
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5  
The Knight Pride School Spirit Store at Northside Methodist Academy is fantastic! The store is stocked with a wide variety of t-shirts, monogramed koozies, ribbons, buttons, hats, visors, jackets, nice stadium seats, car tags and many many other items! The store is open every Tuesday, stop and shop!
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5  
We have been at Northside now for 3 years and think it is a great school. Not only have I been impressed by the academic education my child receives, but I love that they truly are a Christ centered school. Some schools have a "Christian" title but do not reflect a true Christian atmosphere. Northside proudly wears their faith on their sleeve. Their chapel services are contemporary and it is clear the students feel a real sense of worship there. The facutly truly loves your kids, makes time for them, and is easily accessible if you need them. The administration is very helpful and patient. Their office is awlays very busy but they make you feel welcomed, with a cheery and outgoing staff. And I LOVE the fact they teach Spanish from Kindergarten up! The facility is really nice. They have a HUGE library, a great gym, and well kept fields. I also love that parents get to be involved in EVERYTHING no matter what grade your kids are in.
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5  
My children are receiving a great eduction. The school uses the Abeka program with the exception of the Go Math series. The oldest goes to art, library,art, PE,computer and Spanish. The teachers are all great people with a Christian background.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 560 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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