Montgomery Academy (MA) prides itself on outstanding academics. Our Upper School offers more Advanced Placement (AP) classes than any other private school in the area. Our college acceptance list is impressive—with seniors admitted to some of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities.

This excellence begins in kindergarten.

Faculty is MA’s strongest asset. They are highly skilled, dedicated, caring, creative and passionate educators. Teachers place a priority on seeing each child as an individual and tailoring their teaching style to target his or her strengths, interests and areas for improvement.

Instructional Coaches in the Lower School and “coach classes” in the Middle and Upper Schools provide customized learning opportunities for students who need either enrichment or extra help. This personalized approach extends beyond the classroom into the art studio, music room, playing fields as well as the college counseling process.

Technology is incorporated throughout the Lower, Middle and Upper School curriculum in intentional and strategic ways to enhance teaching and learning.

MA students learn to learn. They develop the critical thinking and communication skills, problem solving, character and habits of mind that set them up for success in college and in their lives.

Academics Fast Facts


faculty members hold advanced degrees


Advanced Placement (AP)

courses offered

57,000Volumes in our two libraries

230 National Merit Semifinalists with 213 Finalists since 1966

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Division Directors

Sarah Housley
Lower School Director
  1. 334-273-7175

Sarah Housley is the Lower School Director at The Montgomery Academy. She earned a bachelor's degree in General Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-6) through the Multiple Abilities Program at The University of Alabama in 2007. In 2012, she completed the Reading Specialist Program at The University of Alabama and earned a master's degree in Secondary Education, Curriculum & Instruction. Sarah has served in public education for five years and independent schools for five years.

Katie Lavelle

Middle School Director

  1. 334-273-7119
Connie Deal

Upper School Director

  1. 334-273-7115