Banks Academy is an accredited Private Christian High School in the East Lake area of Birmingham, Alabama.  We are another option for High School in the Birmingham area.

For immediate contact concerning enrollment, CALL or TEXT  205-834-5433. Our School is located at 8301 8th Avenue South, Birmingham, Al 35206

Banks Academy proudly welcomes our new Principal…

Dr. Cathy Trimble

Dr. Cathy Trimble recently retired as principal from her alma mater where she spent her entire career. She joined Banks Academy as principal taking the school to new heights in August 2021.

Her history as an educator: she began as a substitute teacher, hired as a paraprofessional, and finally a teacher and coach.  Eventually she became an assistant principal before she was named the school’s principal.  Her long term commitment has been fueled by her strong desire to make a difference in her small hometown.  Through innovative practices and transformative efforts, her school, which was once known as a failing school has become an award-winning school. 

As a result of her success, Trimble provides motivational speeches to inspire many both in and outside of the school setting.  She is also sought after to share successful evidence-based practices to lead change with other educators and school districts.

In her spare time, Dr. Trimble enjoys playing golf, traveling and doing jigsaw puzzles.

2021-22  Banks Academy Jets

Banks Academy was founded in 2015 with the goal of providing a quality education in a Christian environment. Banks Academy is an ACSI and AdvancED accredited High School.  The success of the School has greatly impacted the community and is already changing the lives of teenagers in the Eastern section of Birmingham. Come join us as we strive for excellence and bring a bright future to the students of Banks Academy.

Old Tradition, New Success

There was always something special about Banks High School. Known for athletics and academics, many graduates went on to do great things. Banks High School closed in 1989 but the legacy of the school has lived on in the hearts of many who graduated from there. Hear more about the vision for the rebirth of Banks and how God put it in the hearts of a few to provide an outstanding education in a Christian environment for the east side of Birmingham.

Calling all Banks High School Alumni

Join us in the mission

Banks Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).


Banks Academy is accredited by AdvancedEd which is now Cognia.