Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School is a learning community that provides a Christ-centered education which stresses academic excellence and positive moral development.
We encourage students to reach their full potential in a creative and nurturing environment that promotes Gospel values.
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School Community will provide an environment in which God's children become self-directed, life-long learners.
Students will become contributing members of society empowered by a personal value system based upon the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School has had a tradition of providing a curriculum that stresses academic achievement within a Catholic community where children feel loved and respected by peers and by teachers who use teaching methods that build positive self esteem.
In addition to core academic subjects and religion, the curriculum includes Spanish, computer, counseling, physical education and the arts.
Advanced math and science and exploratory classes are offered in the middle school.
The curriculum places an emphasis on learning through problem solving.
The curriculum is marked by current content and fresh approaches to methodology and fulfills guidelines of the Diocese of Birmingham, State of Alabama Department of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The school’s programs make use of many sources of reading materials, a wide variety of audio-visual and technology tools and a hands-on multi-text approach in content areas.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 397 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,060
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Our Lady Of The Valley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students
397 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Our Lady Of The Valley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
19 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
rates differ depending on parishioner status


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Drama Club, Junior Thespian Troupe, Science Olympiad

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I've had five children matriculate through OLV over 22 years, with this being our last year. It is a terrific academic, faith-based institution, twice winning the national U.S. Blue Ribbon School of excellence award. Their students excel in academics, in the arts, in the sciences, and a wide variety of athletics are offered beginning in 1st grade. I would highly recommend the school to anyone.
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This is a top notch school and students really grow both in their faith and knowledge. More than that though the schools offers a wide array of activities and athletics to allow children to explore their talents at a very early age. Now that our children are in high school, I appreciate OLV even more because they were so well prepared for high school with a great moral, academic, and social foundation. Thank you OLV!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 397 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,060
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Birmingham, AL is $8,826 for elementary schools and $9,656 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Birmingham, AL is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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