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Montgomery Academy provides a warm and welcoming community surrounded by bright, curious and motivated students and inspirational teachers.

  • The best college-preparatory education in Montgomery
  • Talented and passionate faculty who are skilled in developing students as critical thinkers, fluid writers and problem solvers
  • A well-rounded program, with outstanding offerings in arts and athletics as well as academics
  • Character education emphasized through nonsectarian daily reflections, school-wide community service and a student-run honor system
  • A family atmosphere where children are known and challenged individually and parents are welcomed as volunteers and partners
  • Two nearby campuses that allow for best of both worlds: a safe, self-contained environment for younger students (kindergarten through grade 4), and a place to stretch and grow for older students (grades 5 through 12)
  • On-site after-school care and enrichment options, including Chess Club and Tae Kwan Do (there’s even an after-school program for middle schoolers)

Comparing our tuition with other independent schools? Please note that Montgomery Academy’s costs are inclusive—daily lunch and books are included, as are the cost of most sporting equipment and uniforms. We also offer generous financial aid to eligible families.

Admissions Process


It all begins in Kindergarten. Kindergarten at The Montgomery Academy helps build a foundation for our students to become well-rounded, inquisitive, creative and collaborative individuals.

Lower School

Grades 1-4

Our Lower School seeks to educate the whole child by focusing not only on each child's academic development but also on his or her physical and social-emotional development. The Lower School day is designed to help students grow in each of these areas.

Middle School

Grades 5-8

Our Middle School is built to afford students the opportunity to explore a range of content areas with pedagogical methods that meet their needs. We follow best practices of teaching and learning in curriculum and instruction, and meet the needs of our unique age range.

Upper School

Grades 9-12

Our Upper School prepares students for college and for their lives as adults. Students have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of courses in all academic areas, including diverse offerings in STEM and in the visual and performing arts. Numerous Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered in many subject areas help students earn early college credits. 

Meet Our Admissions Office

Rachael Gallagher '03

Director of Admissions & Alumni Relations

A 2003 graduate of MA, Rachael joined the Academy staff in April 2013. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Alabama earning her bachelor's degree magna cum laude in biology.

Rachael's community involvement includes serving as a board member for the Montgomery Area Zoological Society, Samaritan Counseling Center, Britton YMCA, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts JEB. She is also active on the Jimmy Hitchcock Award committee and the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic committee. Rachael is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery Torchbearer’s Class VI.

Rachael is excited to connect with prospective families, share her story and personal experience at MA, and assist throughout the admissions process. 

Katherine Mooty

Admissions Associate

Katherine attended Birmingham-Southern College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational Services with a concentration in English. 

After college, Katherine worked as a Recruiting Coordinator for a Southeast, regional law firm.  After moving to Montgomery with her husband, Robert (a 2004 graduate of MA), she has loved becoming a part of the MA community as a parent, by serving as a substitute teacher at the Lower School, and now as a part of the Admissions Office.