The key to a great school lies within its faculty, and the heart of Tuscaloosa Academy is its dedicated and talented teachers. Our experienced faculty has a great tradition of challenging students to reach for their best effort in a college- preparatory school. During the four years in our Upper School , TA teachers emphasize to students the importance of academic and ethical preparation to live successfully in a civil society and a global community.
Tuscaloosa Academy offers a wide variety of rigorous courses, including Advanced Placement classes for those motivated students who would like to earn college credit while fulfilling their required high school classes. Tuscaloosa Academy also offers a concurrent enrollment option that enables qualified students to attend classes at the University of Alabama while enrolled in high school. The focus of our curriculum is to provide a strong academic preparation that will enable our graduates to select a college of their choice that matches their individual interests. We offer a college tour every spring that allows TA's students to visit between ten and fifteen college campuses to gain a better understanding of what particular colleges look for in applicants and to broaden our students' thinking in their college selection process.
I would like to encourage you to visit our school and to talk with our Office of Admission. This website can offer a factual overview of the school, but nothing can take the place of an actual on-site visit. It would be my pleasure to meet you and to tell you more about the wonderful family of staff and students that we call Tuscaloosa Academy .
Barry A. Peterson, Ph.D.
Upper School Dean