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Shades Mountain Christian School

Shades Mountain Christian School is a coeducational private Non-denominational traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Shades Mountain Christian School says

Shades Mountain Christian School (SMCS) is an independent, community Christian school serving grades K3 through 12. The school, founded in 1974, is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. The school offers a strong academic program with a Biblical worldview. It exists to equip and empower young champions for Christ--young men and women who will be change agents for the kingdom of God through service to the Birmingham metropolitan area as well as our larger global community.


Our classrooms provide a balance of challenging academics, innovative technology and nurturing faculty as we seek to recognize the spiritual gifts in each and every student. Our advanced curriculum, presented within a Christian worldview, cultivates our students' spiritual development and Christian character. College-preparatory academics, Advanced Placement classes, and innovative class offerings prepare our students for the next level.

Mission Statement

The mission of Shades Mountain Christian School is to assist Christian parents in their responsibility to equip their children for life through academics and service to Christ.



Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (205) 978-6001
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Academic Calendar: Continuous

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 325
Student Teacher Ratio 10 : 1
Dress Code Casual


In addition to the academic curriculum, students will be exposed to technology, fine arts, field trips, academic competitions and special programs. It is our goal to provide many opportunities to enhance the education of our students.
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball

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