Deerfield-Windsor School: Grades Pre-K-12. Middle/Upper campus (grades 6-12), 2500 Nottingham Way, Albany; Lower campus (preschool-fifth grade), 1733 Beattie Road, Albany. Phone (229) 435-1301. Website:

Accreditation and memberships: National Association of Independent Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Georgia Accrediting Commission.

Memberships: College Entrance Examination Board, the Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors and the Georgia Independent School Association.

Fall 2013 enrollment: 800 students.

Enrollment requirements: passing score on entrance exam, good disciplinary record.

Headmaster: Dave Davies, fifth year. The school opened in 1964.

Sherwood Christian Academy

Elementary school 2200 Stuart Ave., Albany. Phone (229) 888-2277. Secondary school, 1418 Old Pretoria Road, Albany. Phone: (229) 883-5677. Website:

Accreditation: Association of Christian Schools International and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Affiliations: Sherwood Baptist Church and Georgia Independent School Association.

Fall 2013 enrollment: 450 students.

Enrollment requirements: payment of registration fee after being accepted based on entry exams, prior grades and entrance interview.

Headmaster: Glen Schultz, eighth year. High School Principal, Brian Dougherty, second year. Middle School Principal, Sylvia Hager, 23 years. Elementary School Principal, Jill Johnson, 22 years. School opened in 1985.

St. Teresa’s School

Grades: Pre-K-8.

417 Edgewood Lane, Albany. Phone: (229) 436-0134. Website:

Affiliations: Florida Catholic Conference and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. St. Teresa Catholic Church.

Fall 2013 enrollment: 200 students.

Enrollment requirements: registration and family information forms, two recommendation forms, interview with principal, latest report card with complete school address and phone number.

Principal: Mary Lou Gamache, fifth year. School opened in 1945.

Byne Memorial Baptist School

Grades: 1-12.

2832 Ledo Road, Albany. Phone: (229) 436-5712. Website:

Affiliation: Accredited by the Georgia Association of Christian Schools.

Headmaster: David Bess, sixth year. School opened in 1982.

Emanuel Seventh-Day Adventist Junior Academy

1534 E. Broad Ave., Albany. Phone (229) 420-9823.

Accreditations: Seventh-Day Adventist and State of Georgia for Private School.

Affiliation: Emanuel Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

New Beginning Christian School

905 S. Countyline Road in Albany and 3245 U.S. 82 Highway West in Sylvester. Main office phone: (229) 777-0230. Website:

Affiliation: Georgia Accrediting Commission, nondenominational Christian faith.

School Administrator: Roy Duncan, 12th year. Founder and Sylvester Campus Principal Kathy Duncan: 14th year. Dougherty Campus Principal: Susan Beverly, 12th year. School opened in 1999.

Southwest Georgia Institute of Education

Grades: 9-12.

107 N. Mock Road, Suite G, Albany. Phone: (229) 903-9747.

Affiliations: Georgia Accrediting Commission and the National Private Schools Alliance.

Enrollment requirements: student records or official transcript if transferring, formal identification.

Director/Owner Latonia Clark, 10th year.

Terrell Academy

Grades: PreK-12

602 Academy Drive, Dawson. Phone: (229) 995-4242.

Affiliations: Georgia Accreditation Commission, Georgia Independent School Association.

Enrollment requirements: transcript and good disciplinary record. Tuition: $4,650 for first child, sliding scale for additional children.

Headmaster: William T. Murdock, ninth year. School opened in 1970.