Frequently Asked Questions
- What does Montgomery Academy look for in an applicant?
- Why attend an independent or private school?
- What kind of test scores does my child need to have?
- What is the Academy's School Code for completing the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) Registration Form?
- We are applying out of town, how can we arrange to take the admissions test?
- What can I do to increase my child's chances of getting into Montgomery Academy?
- My child is interested in shadowing an MA student for a day, is that possible?
- What is the application fee?
- Do you accept new students in the middle of the year?
- How do I prepare my child for the interview?
- We live out of town, how can we schedule an interview?
- Is Montgomery Academy only about academics?
- How diverse is Montgomery Academy's student body?
Test scores are not the only criteria the Admissions Committee considers when making a decision. However, most of the Academy’s students perform at above-average levels. Therefore, the Admissions Committee uses entrance test scores to determine the potential success that a student may have if enrolling at our school. The Admissions Committee considers test scores, teacher recommendations, current school grades, special talents, and how a child will benefit and add to the school when making a decision.
There are several options for out-of-town applicants to take the entrance exam. For an additional fee, we can arrange through Prometric (a subsidary of ETS) for applicants in grades 5-12 to take the ISEE in your hometown, even overseas!
We can also arrange for a proctor to administer the test, and for Kindergarten applicants help you to locate a licensed educational psychologist who can administer the test in your area.
Please call the Admissions Office for more information. We do not want your location to hinder your application to The Montgomery Academy and our Admissions Office will make the process as simple as possible for our out-of-town applicants.
The best thing you can do is to trust the process, have forms submitted in a timely manner and try not to place undue stress on the applicant. The admissions process is designed to give the Admissions Committee the best overall picture of your child and to determine the likelihood of their success at The Montgomery Academy. Encourage your child to try hard on the entrance exam, to maintain good grades and good behavior at their current school.
For Kindergarten applicants, the application fee is $40.
Applicants in grades 1-12 have a combined testing and application fee of $95. If you test out-of-town, please contact the Admissions Office, as the fees may be different.
Pay online through your established account or mail payment to the attention of the Director of Admissions and Marketing, The Montgomery Academy, 3240 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36106
We challenge our students to excel academically, but we also believe that it is important for a student to receive a well-rounded education. Therefore, there are plenty of opportunities for our students to participate in the arts, both visual and performing and in our many athletic teams or in our clubs.