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Enterprise, AL
Students enrolled: 89
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92 County Road 539
Enterprise, AL 36330

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(334) 308-0260
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December 03, 2014
This school is a great answer to the current public school system. The children here are safe, very well cared for, and well educated by licensed teachers who have decades of experience. These teachers choose to work in this environment rather than the public schools for very telling reasons. The students learn from a traditional Christian based curriculum that advances them beyond where other schools are able or willing to go. This school is accredited, devoted to student's excellence in learning, and continuing to improve that experience in all areas.

- submitted by a teacher
November 06, 2014
EPA is an excellent school where children can learn in a safe and loving environment. The teachers are loving, kind and very professional. I love that the administration and all of the faculty are not afraid to live out Godly principals in front of the children and their families. The children love to learn here!! What a peaceful and family friendly place for children to go to school.

- submitted by a community member
November 03, 2014
After only 17 days in their designated public school this fall, we started reviewing our options to keep our two grandchildren's education moving in a forward manner. Their's is a US Army family, and the Enterprise public school was fully two-years behind grade level from where they had just come in Clarksville TN, the staff we encountered were not very kid-friendly to newcomers, and the grandchildren (who are accustomed to relocating) were miserable. Home-schooling was considered, but then we discovered Enterprise Prep Academy. What a wonderful answer to our dilemma! The class sizes are small, the teachers caring and truly dedicated to ensuring the child's needs are met--educationally and emotionally. It's having small-group instruction, one-on-one attention--and that's the classroom--not a special pull-out group like in public schools! Being a Christian family, we are especially happy to have the faith-based curriculum. The grandchildren are excited to go to class everyday, the teachers are other staff members are friendly and encourage each child to excel, making the most of their capabilities. The school is inviting, family-oriented, a truly wonderful experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2014
I hope anyone with half a brain will notice that the most negative comments were written by students. I know that some came to EPA already with problems. That being said, im sure the negative comments by parents were parents of those problem children. The school has some new teachers and have gotten rid of some bad apples and let me just tell you it is like a whole different world. Yes, it is a Christian education, so if you don't care to teach your child that, dont send them here. The staff truly care about the students and their families. The parents are wonderfully involved. The support and help from Highpointe has only enhanced the school. Rumors fly, and people believe them before finding out the truth....decide for yourself and visit the school. ...dont think of it as a place to place your problem child, please....I am sure other parents don't think that would be fair to their kids either. Btw, the Bob Jones curriculum is much better than the old A-Beka curriculum they now use with 3-up.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2014
EPA was once a wonderful school. Now, it really isn't. I attended here from Kindergarten to seventh grade. My last year, seventh grade, was absolutely terrible. The elementary grades in EPA are decent. Seventh and above is the worst. This school is strongly Protestant. Being a Roman Catholic surrounded by a majority of Baptist kids, I was singled out. Every week in chapel, we were asked if we were saved. It was torture for me this whole last year. I was completely segregated from everyone in my grade. The kids in the middle and high school are not a very good group at all. EPA has no extra curricular activities at all, except for volleyball. Don't get me wrong, the volleyball team is actually pretty good. They are such a small school. Every year, EPA is declining in quality dramatically. Some teaches are excellent - some are not. Think twice before sending your kids to EPA above sixth grade. This school may work for some, but it didn't work for my family.

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2014
I went to this school and it was a horrendous experience. The curriculum is a joke, the teachers are ridiculously unprofessional and bullying runs rampant. Don't send your child here unless you plan on paying for their therapy sessions. I would give this school no stars if it were possible. Most two faced unchristian school ever!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2014
I had to pull my child out of this school after one year. The curriculum is very weak and the principal encouraged the lackadaisical attitude of the faculty. They do not care about the parents concerns, overall it was a horrible experience.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2013
I, like a poster below, am attending a university and majoring in philosophy. The college curriculum has blown my mind. Needless to say, I have been mocked for the ignorance I have been taught at EPA. The curriculum is nothing but proselytizing. If you want to raise your child to be a Christian, do it at home or in church, but not through school. Your child will end up missing modern and accepted knowledge in the areas of philosophy, science, history, literature, and even a few topics in mathematics. This is not where the seeds of an intellectual are sewn.

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2013
Contrary to several negative remarks posted on this site, our son graduated from EPA several years ago and has been very successful in a highly respected private college, making the deans list. EPA was an excellent platform for his college prep. In fact, that was the reason we sent him to EPA and we are so thankful we kept him out of public schools. Also, the founding couple of EPA are outstanding people and it would be difficult to find anyone caring more about your kids. Invest in your kids, send them to EPA.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2012
As a current university student and past student of EPA, I can unreservedly say I am thankful I left before high school. As a biology major, I speak with authority when I say the religious dogmatic curriculum is unfit for teaching science. The curriculum teaches anti-evolutionism and anti-conservationism. Granted, this may fall within your own religious leanings, it is diametrically opposed to the central teachings of modern biology -- which is necessary to master before going to medical school, dental school, graduate school in the life sciences... Much of the physical science curriculum goes by the wayside when learning about only Bible-believing historic chemists and physicists and not about many central figures in such disciplines. Additionally, historical, governmental, economic, and literary texts are presented from a hyper-conservative and unilateral point of view. In short, I feel this is not a school in which one can foster intellectualism necessary for future academic success at the highest level.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2012
What a joy it is to come to Enterprise Prep everyday. This school is not large in size, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with HEART! Our children are given a safe, Christian environment to come to each day. The administration, teachers and staff work hard to give the students the best possible education. Our headmaster ALWAYS has her door open to listen and parents are encouraged to be a part of their childs day.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
This school is owned by a couple and not is not facilitated like most schools are. It is very different. Some issues are resolved and some are not. We liked it but may not be coming back. I'm not sure if it is really worth the asking cost. I think you should know this before signing the agreements. You will have to pay for a lot. Including the lunches with are super expensive. Some work does not come home too. You may wonder where your child is at times with his work. A safe place overall. Field trips could improve. And I wish they would not allow some trouble makers into the school for financial reasons.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2012
Enterprise Prep Academy does not have the problems I have read in some of the one star reviews. The school must have changed in the last few months because my children have not experienced any negativity from the teachers or the staff. We are happy with the ability to be able to pray and have chapel in school and are pleased with the education the children are receiving. Thank you for being a beacon of light in Enterprise.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2011
What a truely awesome Christian education Enterprise Prep Academy provides! Even the grandparents are impressed!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2011
EPA provides a wonderful Christian education. Our family is so happy with EPA and my children are excited to go to school each day.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2011
This school is terrible and this is really reflected in it's graduates. Well over half are not in college/and or not succeeding in college or even public schools. Get your child out before it's too late! Most of these 5 star reviews were probably written by staff/principal such as the one below. Teachers ARE NOT QUALIFIED. My son was a straight A student at EPA and now is struggling to catch up in public school.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
You go into the school and tell you of all the Christian benefits and the family atmosphere. But my child has been hurt by this school for way too long. The teachers make unprofessional decisions and dont act as teachers. Most of the teachers that are assigned to teaching a class arent properly educated in the subjects. I do not agree to how they run the sports programs. The kids most of the time sit and listen to the teachers rants rather then running around getting Physical Education. Their schedule is always interrupted by the Coaches or other teachers. The children miss up to 4 classes a week between chapel and interruptions. They are very un-Christian like in many circumstances. My child has grown up in the Enterprise Preparatory Academy school system and I wish that they would have prepared him/her more for college/new school. My son/daughter is behind on many subjects and His/her credits are not as if they should be. I am not impressed. Once we decided to leave the school they turned there back on my family and many other families which decided to leave.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2011
Horrible school above the elementary grades. Their middle and high school programs are not acedemic at all. Seriously, I wouldn't send my dog there. The owners are not concerned about students. When I went to them with concerns she told me, "We are a business first. That is out primary concern."

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
EPA has been such a blessing to our family. The teachers are committed to our children and the kids are so motivated.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2011
This school has been a dream come true for our child. We have enjoyed the staff and atmosphere at EPA. Thanks

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2010
EPA is a great school and I am glad I am a student here. I would not ever want to go anywhere else. We need to support this school. Where else are we going to get a school that Prays and says pledges to the American Flag, Christian Flag and the Bible!! We carry our Bibles and we READ them at school and we pray in the name of Jesus. Why would anyone put that down??

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2010
My child attended prek here. She is at public school this year for kindergarten. And while I was happy with her academic progress at this young age, I was very disappointed with the administration. Constant fundraisers through the year, hidden fees which were not revealed prior to enrollment. Also, school was cut short for my child by approximately 2 weeks with only one weeks notice prior to the end of the school year. Not impressed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2010
The administration and staff are very disorganized. This is not a prep school. Many of the teachers are not qualified. It professes to be a ''Christian'' school, but it's not. They talk the talk, but don't walk the walk. Don't waste your time OR money!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2010
This school is not, I repeat not, worth anyone's time or money that is over the 6th grade. This school will not prepare your child for anything above the 6th grade! Majority of the teachers who teach high school are not qualified to teach the subjects they are assigned to teach. The administration is very unorganized and has no leadership. This is not a Christian based school. The sports at this school is not based on one's talent, but is based on favoritism. This school has too many cliques and many of the kids curse, are very rude, and two faced. This school is so fake and will not ever prepare your child for college. The curriculum combines Christianity/the subject. Your child will never learn from this. Do not expect anything great and grand from this school.

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2010
The administration is very disorganized. With the exception of the Goverment and English teachers, this school has no quality teachers. The students often have to explain concepts to the teachers, espeacially in chemistry. An A here is equal to a low B in public school. The only saving grace about this school is the small class size.

- submitted by a student
July 09, 2009
I am a graduate of EPA and the people who think this school is anything less than above any other curriculum or atmosphere are too ignorant to see whats in front of them. If you can complain about pitching in for 15 minutes at the end of the day to sweep a gym you enjoy using, then you don't have very much responsibility or work ethic. Enterprise Preparatory Academy provides an opportunity to go above and beyond where students ever thought they could go academically and spiritually. The only things the teachers require are a good attitudes and a want or even willingness to learn. The people who don't enjoy EPA are the ones who don't want to put any effort into learning. This school is God's plan and it will prosper. Go Patriots!

- submitted by a student
no rating May 25, 2009
I am a teacher at EPA and has been for three years. The school is growing and gives each student a great start on a spiritual life. All the teachers are wonderful. The foundation and moral values of the school is what all students need. The individual lesson pland, attention, turorting, and help your child nee willbe provides at eaver level. The school is completely child/student centered. Your child best interest is what is important. We teach the four year olds ot read and write in print and cursive. And yes, they can do it. This school will provide your child with an advantage spiritually, morally, and educationally. I love it.

- submitted by a teacher
February 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 23, 2008
I am a former student at EPA and Id have to say that this school is not a good school for anyone above 4th grade.The education offered to us was not good at all and we couldnt learn as much because we only had subjects that should be required such as English,Science,and History for half a year. I found that as I went to public school this year that I am struggling to keep up because I only know half of what Im suppose to know when we reviewed the first day!!!! (and I was an straight A student at EPA) The school itself was barely standing as it is. I mean the walls were made of barely more than paper (litterly) and there was not heat in the gym during winter.We would also have to clean the gym during our class periods because the school couldnt afford a janitor.I meen

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2008
This school is awesome. It has changed so much over the past two years. The new faculty members are wonderful as well as the new principal. Our children have thrived in the environment and are doing exceptionally well on standardized tests.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 08, 2008
Very strict teaching but very highly educated. The teachers are nice and the principal is a very stringent disciplinarian.

- submitted by a student
September 25, 2007
In the nine years that our two children have attended EPA, we have watched them grow confident in their ability to learn and strong in their Christian faith. Their teachers have challenged them academically and have contacted us when they were concerned about our children's progress. Our children have participated in basketball, soccer, volleyball, state-wide science competitions, and state-wide art competitions. Our headmaster is new to EPA this year and is a fair and consistent disciplinarian. Contrary to another review, there are no 'owners' of EPA. EPA is governed by a Board of Directors that does not benefit monetarily from the school; in fact, the opposite is true. EPA tuition is very reasonable compared to many other private schools, and EPA's SAT scores are great. In our opinion, the tuition we pay to EPA each month is one of the best investments we can make in our children's lives.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2007
I am a parent who had one child attending EPA. I agree with others who have said that the headmaster pays parents a lot of lip service and no real action. I understand that he is gone this year so that may have changed. He had promised over and over to accelerate my very gifted child but never actually did anything to ensure that she was actually learning anything at all. While the teachers do try very hard, they are limited by what the school's administration will allow. Many of the parents have come to the conclusion that this is because they do not want to upset the parents who donate the most time and money to the school 'the clique'. While I have nothing against a christian based education, in my experience, that is all you really get here. Average education at best.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 21, 2007
I am the mother of a student who currently attends EPA. As a graduate of the Enterprise City Schools myself, I find that EPA is no better, if not worse, than the public schools. I do not feel that the education provided by this private school is worth the costs. They will absolutely nickel-and-dime you to death. The list of school supplies is daunting at best.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
December 17, 2006
I am currently a student at EPA. I have been to five schools in two years and have found EPA to be the highest educational out of them all. In tenth grade anatomy we used an actual college textbook.

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2006
I have two children that go to EPA, my oldest has been in this school for six years. The academic programs and the extracurricular activities are growing by leaps and bounds! The parental involvement in this school is like no other I have ever seen. The Teachers and faculty are very loving and more than qualified to do the job they are doing! I have read some of the reviews posted previously, and would just like to say that our family is not a wealthy family but our children have always been treated with love, and kindness. The atmosphere at EPA is more of a tight knit family. No, we're not perfect. We're human trying to make the best school that we can for our children, keep in mind that the staff of this school are also parents of some of these children. God Bless EPA!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
I love the smaller, family-type atmosphere of this school, where it has been easy to get to know the teachers, staff, and other parents and children very easily. I am also pleased with the academics and teaching, as well as the emphasis on prayer, Bible, and Christian values. I am able to speak with and interact with my children's teachers frequently. Technology may look like it's lacking at the moment, but the school has plans in the works to expand this area soon, as well as expand the sports programs (I am on some of the school committees with other parent volunteers to assist with planning or support for these areas). The children are polite and well behaved, and I notice this even more when observing the group behavior of classes on field trips (compared to other school classes from other places). I would recommend this school to others.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2006
Students have just moved into the new building and my children love it. Academically they are challenged. We have a good variety of sports prgrams including basketball, volleyball, cheerleading and soccer. The new gymnasium is huge! Most of all I like the family type atmosphere where teachers and staff know my children and really take an interest in them; not to mention that this is a Christian school with prayer and Bible every day. We love EPA!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2006
Academics are substandard. Administration pays lip service. No follow through on discipline policies. Headmaster has NO authority. Owners are not involved with parents. They do want your money however. Funds are not carefully tracked or spent to benefit the kids. Technology is lacking despite multiple computer gifts. All the way around and unhealthy environment. Three great teachers if you can get them. Great PE program and two dedicated older retired teachers make it tolerable for some.

- submitted by a former student
October 04, 2006
I would like to say to the parents who are concerned about the 'clicks' that no mater where you go, every schools are going to be this way. I can guarantee to the parents who are badmouthing our school on a website, that you have not even addressed the principal about these issues you are concerned about. No one is perfect except God, so EPA is not going to be 'perfect'. People just expect us to be perfect because we are a private school. No where is it stated that EPA is or ever will be perfect. We are a small school so we are not going to have all of the sports teams all of the other school have but we are working on it. Once we get populated enough we will be a great school with a lot of involvement. By the way, I am a student here at EPA.

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2006
I think that academically they are on the right track. I honestly have to say that I wish that they would recognize the entire world as part of their curriculum for instance Hispanic Heritage Month, I haven't seen anything to indicate that it has been recognized. I feel that it is a great school regardless, and very involved with the parents. I feel very comfortable with the teachers there. They are very friendly, and extremely informative when it comes to my children and that is very important to me. Overall, I am pleased but would like to see more advancements technologically and about worldly subjects.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2006
This school is a 'good' school, but I would not classify it as a 'great' school. The parents are allowed too much input about teachers giving homework and when they should give test. The extra curricular activities are scarce and there are only a few students who participate because they want to be involved. Most involvement is from parents making their students. As for as the academics, we are on the same level as public school advance courses and some regular courses, not ahead.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2006
I have to strongly agree with the comments given in the October 2005.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2006
Our child has been at EPA for four years and we are pleased with the Christian based environment, the academics, and the teachers. We currently have basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, and several other extracurricular activities to include Jr. Beta Club and Student Government. The administration and teachers at EPA encourages parents involvement and they are eager to find solutions to reasonable situations.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2006
Our 2 children (now in 7th and 8th grades) have attended this school for 4 years, and we still believe it is the best school for them due to the small family-like feel, the strong academics, the safe Christian prayerful environment, and genuine caring attitude of the staff. The school also has some sports programs in which our children participate. The school seems to be working hard to improve things each year. Parent participation is very high in various activities, especially during field trips. We also like how easy it has been to get to know other parents. This makes us feel that much better when our children are invited to friends' homes. We feel that the schoolis doing very well for being only 10 years old, and we believe that this school has a very bright present and future.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
I have two children who have attend EPA for six years. I have been very pleased with the education. The teachers have been wonderful. My children are excited about the new school building. I would recommend this school to anyone that likes the private school experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 30, 2005
I am a student here at Epa and I think it is a great school.I think it will do very well in the future with the new building going up and more students. The curiculum is great because in some subjects the class can get as far up in grades as they need to. For instance my class has a few of the grade I am supposed to be in books and a few of the grade ahead of me. I dont Know how they determine which books they will teach by, but in my oppinion they do a great job. The headmaster is great. He is kind to everone no matter who they are or where they came from. I think he is a great person for the job. Yes of course we have clicks buteveryone knows they can come into any click and they will be welcomed

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2005
small family atmosphere-good christian atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2005
I agree with the July 2005 review. The headmaster tries to please everyone but ends up not effective. Academic excellence depended on your luck of the draw on teachers or how much you could teach your child at home. ABeka curriculum is great but you need teachers who will stay.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2005
This school is not all they make it out to be. I know children who leave this school and are so far behind academically from the local public schools. This school is a 'status symbol' and that is it!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2005
I am sorry, but this is not the best school ever. This school allows certain parents to control what goes on. The headmaster tries to please everyone, but winds up failing. Certain students, especially if the child is 'not in the in crowd' of the 'rich want-a-be's' are mistreated and left out. It seems some parents can't wait to get up in the morning just to get to the schoolyard and gossip and fuss and even curse at some teachers. These parents are the troublemakers and are giving the school a bad name. What a shame. For a so-called Christian-based school, EPA has a long way to go to have Christ in the building or in the hearts of some of the children and a select few parents. Academically,the school is fine,but that isn't enough. EPA just needs to improve on the rest.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
This is the best school ever and teaches my child soooooo much!

- submitted by a parent
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Enterprise Preparatory Academy
92 County Road 539, Enterprise, AL  36330
(334) 308-0260
Last modified Enterprise Preparatory Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Enterprise Preparatory Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top