Welcome to Hooper Academy

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Why Hooper?

Affordable tuition.

Conveniently located.

AISA/SACS accredited K-12 program.

Small school atmosphere.

Dual enrollment/college prep curriculum.

Licensed daycare and before/after school care services available on-site. 

By offering daycare/extended day services for our youngest students and college credit through dual enrollment for our high school students, Hooper provides a unique "cradle-to-college" educational experience friendly to working/commuting families.

School starts August 7. Enroll today!

Why Hooper?

Colts Have Pride


Hooper Academy serves students from kindergarten through twelfth grade and is a proud member of the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA).


Hooper Academy is accredited by both the AISA and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

AISA Blue Ribbon

Hooper Academy is designated an AISA Blue Ribbon school -- an award that recognizes outstanding independent schools that exemplify excellence in instruction, staff development, academic performance, student life, leadership and community interaction.

Colts Have Pride

Our Scholarship Dollars for College

We cannot be any more proud of our history of obtaining scholarship dollars per number of graduating seniors from year to year.  Last graduating class ending up with around 5 MILLION dollars for only 30 graduating seniors.  You do the math!

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Our Leadership

Dr. Liz Norman Dr. Liz Norman Headmaster

Teaching at Hooper since: 2017

Colleges/Universities Attended:

Degree(s) Held: B.A. English minor French, M.A. English Education, Nationally Board Certified in English Language Arts, Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy and Law.

email: lnorman@hooperacademy.org

Tom Pinkston Tom Pinkston Assistant Headmaster/Athletic Director

Teaching at Hooper since: 2017

Colleges/Universities Attended: Auburn University

Degree(s) Held:



email: tpinkston@hooperacademy.org

Toni Kilpatrick Toni Kilpatrick Guidance Counselor

Teaching at Hooper since: 2012

Colleges/Universities Attended: Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Auburn Montgomery, NSU, Troy University, University of West Alabama

Degree(s) Held: AA- Education, BS-Elementary Education, MS Education, MEd School Counseling, EdS School Counseling

Extra Curricular Activities/Duties: Sr. Class Sponsor, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, College/Career Counselor

email: tkilpatrick@hooperacademy.org

Our Teachers are Top Notch!

We have some of the best teachers you will find in the tri-county area, and even in the state of Alabama!  

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Extra Curricular Activities


Since 1970, Hooper Academy has demonstrated their athletic accomplishments with over 15 Alabama Independent School championships in Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Soccer, Softball & Baseball.

Performing Arts

The Hooper Academy Performing Arts Class in cooperation with National Honor Society hosted the Hooper Academy Talent Showcase

Clubs & Organizations

Student life at Hooper Academy offers many opportunities for academic and social involvement.

Extra Curricular Activities

Hooper Responds to COVID-19

Hooper Academy is practicing social distancing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Early Learning Center is now open.  The Board, administration, and faculty are committed to assisting our students in continuing their education.

Beginning August 7, on-site instruction will continue pursuant to our school calendar. Should school be suspended, all students will participate in distance learning. 

We look forward to seeing our returning students and to welcoming our new students.

The faculty and staff are committed to providing your child with a quality education in a safe environment.

For additional information, visit our COVID-19 informational page here.

Hooper Responds to COVID-19