Southminster Day School, a private school, was established in 1967.
It is a mission of Southminster Presbyterian Church. Our purpose is to give children of the community the finest background in their early formative years in a Christian atmosphere.
We guide and direct the children's growth in appreciation of spiritual values, social skills and attitudes, independence, emotional stability, self- expression, and good habits.
We like to feel our children will increase “in wisdom and favor with God and man”.
Southminster has a traditional academic program. We have a phonics-based reading program and follow the State of Alabama course of study.
Emphasis is placed on developing study skills, a sense of responsibility, and proper conduct.
Students receive instruction in Physical Education, Art, Music, Spanish, Computer and Religion.
All students attend Chapel weekly for songs and a special message. Parents are invited and welcome to attend each week.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 207 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5

Student Body

Total Students
207 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Southminster Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Reviews

This school is unbelievable. We love the teachers and the love and instruction they give our childrem. Thay have the best Music program in the state. My children have learned about instruments, music theory, singing, composers, drama and performance. This has helped my children become self confident. The best education in the area, with loving teachers, great PE program, and a wonderful Art Program. We are so glad we chose this school. for our family.
- Posted by

Endorse Southminster Day School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

SAT Prep
SAT Prep
SAT test prep takes time to do properly. We explore some of your options here.
Understanding Private School Tuition
Understanding Private School Tuition
We look at why tuition costs vary so widely from school to school.
Books About Private School
Books About Private School
What's private school really like? Find out from people who have been there.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 207 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

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).

Related School Videos

Quick Links