About Us

Who We Are

We are a K-12 Seventh-day Adventist school located in Birmingham, AL. Our staff is committed to providing a safe, quality, Christ-centered education.

We invite you to find out more about our school. Learn about what we are doing to protect our Student and Staff in this “New Normal”. Call us to schedule a visit, or explore online. To see what is happening at our school you can check our calendar, news, visit our classrooms or see what our alumni are doing.

Our school is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist school network. The Seventh-day Adventist educational system includes elementary and high schools, colleges and universities in countries around the globe.


Our Philosophy

Ephesus Academy is based on the belief that all true wisdom and knowledge comes from God--that the very foundation of true education is the fear of the Lord.

The highest form of education is found in the Word of the Living God, and a correct knowledge of the Scriptures lies at the foundation of all true education. The precepts and principles of religion are the first steps in the acquisition of knowledge.

Education must include the communion of the mind of man with the mind of God. This communion should lead to the acceptance, in sentiment and principle of the teachings of Jesus Christ. The principles of education given by Jesus are the only safe guide. When the great truths of God's Word are believed and received and carried into the life practice, education of the highest order results.

True education is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental and the spiritual powers. It embraces physical, mental and moral training in order that the powers shall be fitted for the best development to do service for God, and to work for the uplifting of humanity. Education comprises more than a knowledge of books, and will be of little value if there is no physical strength to use it after it is gained. A knowledge of labor for practical life is essential. Heart education is most important. Moral, intellectual, physical and social training should be combined to have well-developed, well-balanced boys and girls and young men and women.


Our Accreditation
Through our Heavenly Father's blessings, Ephesus Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary & Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accreditation Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools (AAA), National Council for Private Schools Accreditation (NCPSA), and the Southern Union Conference of Education (SUCOE). Ephesus Academy operates in harmony with the guidance and direction of the South Central Conference Office of Education (SCC) and the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD).