Welcome to Hooper Academy

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Why Hooper? #THISisWHY

FAMILY Atmosphere.

SAFE Environment.


GREAT Location.

AISA/SACS accredited K-12 program.

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.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Enroll today!

Why Hooper? #THISisWHY

Join us for Hooper's 10th Annual Bass Tournament!

The 10th Annual Hooper Academy Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 in Prattville.

First place prize is $2,000.

Enter for $100 per boat.

Click here for full details.

Join us for Hooper's 10th Annual Bass Tournament!

See Hooper for Yourself!

Interested in the great things happening at Hooper Academy? Want to meet our new headmaster? Click Below or Call (334) 288-5980 to set up your tour today!

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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 Leadership

Darryl Free Darryl Free Headmaster & Boys Basketball Coach

Leading Hooper since: 2023

Colleges/Universities Attended: Southern New Hampshire University, Troy University

Degree(s) Held: B.S. Business/Sports Management, M.S. Sport & Fitness Administration/Management

Montgomery Advertiser’s 2023 Boys Basketball Coach of the Year (AISA-7A classifications)

2023 Alabama Sports Writers Assoc. AISA Basketball Coach of the Year

email: dfree@hooperacademy.org

Dusty Baker Dusty Baker Athletic Director/Assistant Head of School

Colleges/Universities Attended: Auburn University-Montgomery

Degree(s) Held: BS in Physical Education

email: dbaker@hooperacademy.org

Renee Nelson Renee Nelson Guidance Counselor | 7th, 8th, 9th English

Teaching Assignment: 7th, 8th, 9th English

Teaching at Hooper since: 1998

Colleges/Universities Attended: Troy University, Alabama State University

Degree(s) Held: BS English/History, MS English Education


email: rnelson@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