The Arlington School

Dedicated to the Success of the Individual Student


The Arlington School is a small private school located in Birmingham's historic Southside community. In 1999, Deborah Petitto founded the school to offer an alternative to students whose needs were not being met elsewhere. Contrary to the notion that "bigger is better," our strength is in our small size. We provide the individual attention many students need - whether they are gifted or struggle socially or academically in the public school system. 


At The Arlington School, our enrollment never exceeds 25 students. This allows us to address our students' unique needs that often go ignored in the traditional educational system. We provide a positive academic experience that is individualized and nurturing, allowing students, teachers, and parents to interact more easily. The school is staffed by flexible, professional educators who acknowledge individual learning differences and are able to adjust their teaching styles according to each student's strengths and weaknesses. 


Our staff and administration have created an environment where students look forward to learning and feel safe to be themselves. Please explore our site and contact us if you are interested in discussing admission. 








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