Sumter Academy was founded in 1970 as a coeducational independent school for preschool though twelfth grade students. Our main objective is to help students achieve their highest potential in preparation for college or the work force. The curriculum is designed to help each student reach the highest academic level that is possible. Sumter Academy strives to produce individuals with a balanced perspective of intellectual, physical and moral concepts.
Sumter Academy is a member of and accredited by the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) which is recognized by every college in the nation and has been granted the maximum three-year accreditation review process. Therefore accredited, accepted and recognized by the National Council For Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Commission On International and Trans-Regional Accreditation Alliance (CITA). At Sumter Academy, academic as well as athletic excellence has been a tradition since its beginning in 1970.