2018 Best Private High Schools in AlabamaAbout this List

The 2018 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. St. Bernard Preparatory School

    • Private School
    • Cullman, AL
    • 7-12
    • 24
    19 Best Private High Schools in Alabama

    High School Senior: Overall St. Bernard has taught me so much about myself and life in general. When I first arrived at the school I was bullied and but even in my darkest times I had at least one or two friends. By my senior year those who used to be my bullies are now my friends. What makes St. Bernard so unique, is its dedication to helping their students. As a boarding school student if I wanted to attend a college fair that was an hour away the school would drive me there without charge. The administration, Fr.Joel especially, love and care for their student.. My favorite memory from St. Bernard had been working at Blooming Fest with my friends. We ended the day covered in powdered sugar because we had a powder sugar fight. It was glorious and fun. The little moments at St. Bernard are why anyone stays. No one will ever tell you " Prom has been my best memory" but they will go into detail about the time we had a small bonfire, or the Drama Club's End of Production Clean Up Pizza Party. We are a small knit group of people on a ginormous, gorgeous, history steeped campus. Nobody lasts a semester at St. Bernard without learning something life-changing about themselves and others, whether through good experiences or bad. If I had to do it all over again I would choose St. Bernard, because that is where I learned how strong I was, how much stress I really could handle, and how to push myself to my limits. St. Bernard is where I learned what honest work was, how people aren't really that different, that everyone in life was not always nice, and where I learned how to properly channel my anger when facing adversity. St.. Bernard is the place to go if you are at a mature enough to have everything you think you know about life thrown out the window, but in return you will receive a great education in school and life that come along side a small group of good friends, but be warned the journey is not a cake walk, academically or socially.
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    • A
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    • 168 Students
    • 10:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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