Public Schools

Mobile County Public School System

1 Magnum Pass, Mobile

(251) 221-4000


The Mobile County Public School System has the state’s largest Advanced Placement program. The system provides services to nearly 60,000 children each year, making it the largest public school system in the state and one of the 50 most populous in the country. The system has two International Baccalaureate high schools and a magnet program serving students in K-12.


The Regional School for the Deaf and Blind and Augusta Evans Special School offer ser-vices to special-needs students.


There are three additional public school systems in Mobile County – Chickasaw, Saraland and Satsuma.


New students enrolling in a public school should bring their parent or legal guardian, a photo ID, two proofs of residence and the student’s social security card, birth certificate, certificate of immunization and report cards. Immunizations are required for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Rubella, Measles and Mumps.


Entrance age requirements: Any child who will be five or six years old on or before Sept. 1 is eligible for kindergarten or first grade, respectively.


Alabama School of Mathematics and Science

1255 Dauphin St., Mobile

(251) 441-2100


The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science attracts some of the brightest high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from all parts of the state and offers outreach programs for local students and schools.

Private Schools


The area has a large parochial school system operated by the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile, including McGill -Toolen Catholic High School, St. Mary’s Catholic School and Little Flower Catholic School. Many other schools are operated through churches or private boards. In all, there are more than 40 private and denominational schools in Mobile.


Mobile Area Chamber member private and parochial schools include:


Catholic School System Board of Catholic Education 

352 Government St., Mobile

(251) 438-4611

There are eight elementary schools and one high school in Mobile County.


Little Flower Catholic School

Pre-K (3&4), K – 8

2103 Government St., Mobile

(251) 479-5761


McGill-Toolen Catholic High School 

Grades 9 – 12

1501 Old Shell Road, Mobile

(251) 445-2900


St. Luke’s Episcopal School 

Pre-K – 12

3975 Japonica Lane, Mobile

(251) 666-2991


St. Mary’s Catholic School 

Grades K – 8

107 N. Lafayette St., Mobile

(251) 433-9904


St. Paul’s Episcopal School 

Grades Pre-K – 12

161 Dogwood Lane, Mobile

(251) 342-6700


UMS-Wright Preparatory School 

Grades Pre-K – 12

65 N. Mobile St., Mobile

(251) 479-6551



The Mobile area is home to several four-year institutions and two-year community colleges and career training establishments.


Spring Hill College 

4000 Dauphin St., Mobile

(251) 380-4000

Spring Hill College, founded in 1830, is one of the nation’s oldest Jesuit institutions. Recognized as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the South, it offers graduate programs in business administration, theology, liberal arts, nursing and education, as well as a Division for Lifelong Studies for adults wishing to further their education.


University of Mobile

5735 College Parkway, Mobile

(251) 675-5990

The University of Mobile is a private institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Students can work toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the arts, business, computer science, nursing and religious studies.


University of South Alabama

307 University Blvd., Mobile

(251) 460-6101

The University of South Alabama, has more than 15,000 students at campuses in Mobile and Baldwin counties. The university has experienced a boom in both enrollment and building – including a new state-of-the-art health sciences building, an engineering and computing sciences building and a student recreation center.



Alabama Aviation Center at Mobile

A Unit of Enterprise State Community College

1975 Avenue C, Mobile

(251) 438-2816

Alabama Aviation Center at Mobile, a Unit of Enterprise State Community College, trains students to work in aviation maintenance and avionics. It was the first two-year college to be designated as an official FAA Educational Resource Center. Its facility at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley accommodates 300 students.


Bishop State Community College

Main Campus, 351 North Broad St., Mobile

(251) 405-7000

Bishop State Community College has four campuses and works with local industries to provide training programs for new and existing employees. The college is expanding its technology training to match the needs of Mobile’s new and expanding industries.


Faulkner State Community College

1900 S. U.S. Highway 31 S., Bay Minette

(251) 580-2202

Faulkner State Community College, a public two-year institution in Baldwin County, has three campuses located in Bay Minette, Gulf Shores and Fairhope.


Faulkner University

3943 Airport Blvd., Mobile

(251) 380-9090

Faulkner University maintains a campus in Mobile where students can attain associate degrees in most major subjects.


Fortis College

3590 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mobile

(251) 344-1203


Fortis College School of Cosmetology

300-F Azalea Rd., Mobile

(251) 342-3230

Fortis College offers a variety of programs in healthcare and operates a separate cosmetology school.


MTI Business Solutions

1301 Azalea Rd., Mobile

(251) 478-6848

Mobile Technical Institute provides business training and computer training to individuals as well as to companies of all sizes.


Remington College

828 Downtowner Loop W., Mobile

(251) 343-8200

Remington College offers programs including medical technology, computer technology and criminal justice.


Virginia College of Mobile

3725 Airport Blvd., Mobile

(251) 343-7227

Virginia College offers a wide variety of programs preparing students for careers in business, medical technology, pharmacy, office management, culinary arts and media arts.