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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Schools

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Elementary/Middle School
Gulf Shores Elementary
Address: 1600 E. 3rd St.
Phone: 968-7375
Grades: K–5
Enrollment: 535 (2003-2004)

Gulf Shores Elementary opened in 1981. Emphasis is placed on students becoming self-motivated, well-adjusted and life-long learners. The school boasts above-average achievement test scores and has a reputation for providing excellent education in a positive environment. Gulf Shores Elementary is home to the Baby Dolphins. The curriculum is based on physical education, music, art and technology. There is also an emphasis on community outreach programs and service learning opportunities. The emphasis is on developing students who are self-motivated learners.

Orange Beach Elementary School
Address: 4900 Wilson Blvd.
Phone: 981-5662
Grades: K–5
Enrollment: 335 (2003-2004)

Orange Beach Elementary has 30 adult volunteers that tutor students one-on-one in various subjects. The school focuses on improving self-esteem which enhances self-control and self-concept. The schools mission is encourage students to be life-long learners and responsible citizens. The PTA is very involved in fundraising and helping teachers and office staff with school sponsored activities.

Grace Christian Academy
Phone: 251-968-4352
Address: 19470 County Rd 6, Gulf Shores, AL
Enrollment: Limited Class Size

Grace Christian Academy was established in August, 2003 as a ministry of Grace Fellowship Presbyterian Church in America. The primary objectives in establishing the Classical Christian school were to provide a quality education with a Christian worldview to its covenant children and to unite with and assist parents in the education of their children. Grace Christian Academy is composed of two entities: the Mothers’ Day Out & Pre-school Program and the Elementary School Program. The Mother’s Day Out & Pre-school Program is available for 2-3 year olds from 8:30-2:30 each day. The Grammar school program serves Pre-K, 4—6th grade. It is a 5-day program. Extended day care is available at additional costs for parents needing this service for their children. The Academy offers the Abeka Curriculum as a readiness program for K4 students and a classical curriculum for K5 and 1st grade students.

Bayside Academy East Campus
Phone: 955-5211
Address: 6900 Hwy. 59 S.
Enrollment: Limited 

Bayside Academy offers pre-school and elementary classes. Class sizes are small, allowing for one-to-one interaction between students and teachers. The core curriculum includes Spanish, music, art, computer and physical education. An outdoor science classroom that overlooks wetlands allows for hands-on learning. Communication between parent and teacher as well as teacher and student is emphasized. Bayside intends to add additional grade levels in the future.

Gulf Shores Middle School
Address: 450 E. 15th Ave.
Phone: 968-5662
Grades: 6–8
Enrollment: 532 (2003-2004)

Gulf Shores Middle School's Achievement Test scores are consistently above state and national averages. The curriculum places emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and teacher teaming. In addition to the usual academic classes, Gulf Shores Middle School offers advanced math, algebra, gifted education and at-risk classes. Career exploratory classes are also offered in subjects such as chorus, band, computer programming, technological education, art, journalism, yearbook, family and consumer science and sign language. The school also offers cross-country, volleyball, football, basketball, soccer, track and swimming.

High School

Gulf Shores High School
Address: 600 E. 15th Ave.
Phone: 968-4995
Grades: 9–12
Enrollment: 668 (2003-2004)

Gulf Shores High School offers classes in English, math, social sciences, science, gifted education, business computers, art, foreign language, physical education, drama, family and consumer science, Naval Junior ROTC and culinary arts. The school is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has also received Business and Industry Certification. Gulf Shores High School aims to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce. Some of the Extracurricular clubs include National Honor Society, Key Club, Beta Club, Friends of Exceptional Children and Future Business Leaders of America. GSHS also offers a full, competitive sports program.


Faulkner State Community College - Gulf Shores Campus
Phone: 968-3104 or 800-231-3752
Address: 3301 Gulf Shores Parkway
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The Gulf Shores campus of Faulkner State opened in 1993. This campus houses the Gulf Coast Culinary Institute, Hospitality Administration, Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Technology programs. The Culinary Institute runs a full-scale restaurant named Frederic's that offers a hands-on learning environment for the students enrolled in the Culinary and Hospitality Administration programs. The program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute. Students who enroll in the Golf Course Management program can expect to enter careers as assistant superintendents with excellent opportunities to advance. The campus also provides basic classes in English, mathematics, biology, history and computer science that are needed to meet core curriculum requirements. Day and evening classes are available.



Gulf Place Divider

Below is a pedestrian bridge that has been built on West Beach. Features like this are part of the Gulf Place master plan to connect our north and south Beach Blvd. properties. Click the photo to see a larger image.

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