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.


Mission Statement

Ephesus Academy exists to provide a Christ-centered learning experience for all students in the community.  It promotes academic excellence in an environment sensitive to individual needs.  The Academy prepares students for eternal life while training them for service in a culturally diverse community.





Ephesus Academy has its beginning in 1897 through the pioneering work of Jim Pearson and Elder M.C. Sturdivant. They organized a church and school in a rented facility located at First Street, South. Mrs. Clara Myers served as the first teacher/principal.

In 1902, a new school was erected at Walker Street and Graymont Avenue. Increase in church membership resulted in an increase in the school enrollment, which necessitated a move to a larger facility at Avenue F and 13th Street, South in 1919 and again to 6th Avenue and 2nd Street, North in 1929. Read More




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