The Arlington School, located in Birmingham’s historic Southside community, offers an alternative to the modern notion that the bigger a school is, the better it is. Many children – both gifted students as well as those who struggle academically- find themselves lost in the mammoth public school system where sheer numbers make individual attention a rarity. At The Arlington School, where enrollment never exceeds 30 students, bonding between students and teachers is the norm, not the exception. The school provides a positive academic experience that is individualized and nurturing, allowing students, teachers and parents to interact more easily.
The school is staffed by flexible, professional educators who acknowledge individual learning differences and are able to adjust their teaching styles according to each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Staff and administration at The Arlington School work with new students to dispel any anxious or angry feelings they may have about school and to create an environment where students look forward to learning.