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Edgewood Academy & Academic Excellence

Edgewood is an independent college preparatory school educating students in PreSchool - grade twelve.  Edgewood was esablished in 1967 for the purpose of providing Elmore County and surrounding communities with the opportunity to enroll their children in an independent school offering both academic achievement and character development.  Edgewood admits students from all ethnic, cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds that can benefit from a challenging academic program as well as a variety of curricular and extracurricular activities.

Edgewood is about education, it is about competing in sports, but most of all it is about families working together to provide the best learning experience for their children.  Edgewood Academy has been accredited by the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) since 1974.  Edgewood is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accrediatiaion Alliance (CITA).  This means that our graduates are recognized by colleges as a quality prospect for their school.  Our students score well above the national average on the Stanford Achievement Test and ninety-nine percent of Edgewood graduates go on to higher education.

All of this has helped contribute to Edgewood being names an AISA Blue Ribbon School for over a decade.  This distinction is given to school exemplofying excellence in teaching, student performance, school life, and school and community interaction. Blue ribbon schools also are involved in an on-going process of school improvement.

Academic Profile


Over the last four years, approximately 99% of Edgewood Academy graduates attended post-secondary school.