Prichard Preparatory School

The mission of Prichard Preparatory School is to educate students academically, spiritually and culturally and to develop their character in preparation for the pursuit of collegiate degrees. Prichard Prep is accredited by Cognia and the Alabama Independent School Association. Prichard Prep serves students from PreK4 through 5th grade and caps classes at 16 students to ensure every student gets the one-on-one instruction they need to be successful.
Each student is a valued individual with unique intellectual, social and spiritual needs.
Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches that will assist them in achieving their highest potential.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 185 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,150
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / Apr. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
2008

Student Body

Total Students
185 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
99%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Prichard Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / Apr. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
While the cost of educating a student at PPS is $8,150.00 annually, parents are asked to pay a monthly tuition of $215.00 for Kindergarten through 5th grade, and $250.00 per month for Pre-K4 students. The difference is made up through donations to PPS.
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Portia Green
Admissions Associate
Richelle Dingle

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
National Elementary Honor Society, Newspaper Staff, Student Government Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Track and Field

School Notes

  • Prichard Prep believes that education is the ticket to our students' success! We strive to provide a well rounded education and implement hands-on learning in all classrooms. One of the many unique aspects of PPS is that students attend special classes daily, including Music, Physical Education, and Technology. All classes also attend Spanish class twice a week.
  • PPS encourages our students to embrace what they are passionate about, but also encourage students to try new things. Students attend an interest based club once a month during school hours. Students may also try out to be a part of our traveling Music Ensemble, run for office of the Student Government Association, or be invited to join the PPS Chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society.
  • All prospective students must pass an Entrance Test beforebeing admittedto Prichard Preparatory School. Students are expected to be at or above grade level. If you would like for your child to be tested for the upcoming school year, please call 251-380-7220 to be placed on the test calendar.
School Requirements
  • Must exhibit appropriate developmental maturity.
  • Must be able to communicate orally and receive oral communication.
  • Must be able to take care of his/her personal bodily needs.
  • Must exhibit age-appropriate social skillsMust demonstrate a willingness and the ability to adhere to school and classroom rules.
  • Must demonstrate respect for authority.
  • Must have a level of emotional stability that enables the student to learn and does not distract others from learning.
  • Must demonstrate the academic ability and willingness to work at the grade level to which he/she is assigned.
  • Accommodations needed for individual students must not be such that they limit other students from receiving adequate time and attention.
  • Must meet the minimum age requirement as established by the Alabama Independent School Association.
  • Children entering Pre-K4, Kindergarten, or 1st grade must reach age 4, 5, or 6 respectively, before October 1.
  • Entry into the next grade level at PPS is contingent upon: recommendation from the administration, meeting the academic criteria for that grade level, and compliance with attendance policies including absences, tardies and early dismissals as outlined in the handbook
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Prichard Preparatory School cost?
Prichard Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $2,150 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Prichard Preparatory School?
The acceptance rate of Prichard Preparatory School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 90%. Prichard Preparatory School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Alabama with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Prichard Preparatory School offer?
Prichard Preparatory School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Archery, Ballet and Track and Field.
What is Prichard Preparatory School's ranking?
Prichard Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for: Least expensive tuition, Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of students of color.
When is the application deadline for Prichard Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Prichard Preparatory School is Mar. 1 / Apr. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Mar. 1 / Apr. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 185 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,150
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / Apr. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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