School Details

Houston Academy

901 Buena Vista Dr, Dothan, AL 36303
(334) 794-4106

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 591 students 10 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

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About this school

Houston Academy is a private high school in Dothan. The principal of Houston Academy is Dr. Scott Phillipps, whose e-mail is 591 students go to Houston Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Houston Academy is 10:1. Northside Methodist Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Hispanic 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am so pleased that we have our son going to Houston Academy. The faculty and staff are wonderful and caring individuals who really do want to see your child succeed. The children are challenged and encouraged. Houston Academy prepares your child for college and has more seniors that go on to college than any other school in this area. I am so pleased to be a part of the HA family.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a Houston Academy alum and now a parent. HA holds a special place in my heart. Not only is HA our school it is also our home away from home. HA is a family! The students teachers administration and parents all care for each other and expect the best. I was very prepared for college and beyond and I thank HA for that. My children love school and are learning not only academics but life lessons. HA is a fabulous school that we all call home.

  • (1 year ago)

    Houston Academy will always hold a special place in our family. The faculty and administration are exceptional! Both of my children have been given the tools to succeed in college and beyond! When considering that children spend at LEAST 8 hours a day away from their families learning to be accountable adults with compassion and a hunger for learning - there is NO better place than Houston Academy! I love most that my children have grown to love Art and Music! I honestly feel they are given the best opportunity to explore create and express who they are as individuals. For this reason we will be forever grateful that both of our children attended Houston Academy!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Houston Academy is an exccelent school!!!!!!!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    Houston Academy is an excellent school with a strong program in academics as well as wonderful classes in music art and computer. Every Lower School student learns to play a band instrument (provided by the PTO) and has both music and chorus classes. AP classes in math science foreign language ( French Spanish or Latin) English and computer science are taught for Upper School students. Teachers are highly qualified and parents are supportive and involved. The school also excels in a wide variety of sports programs. I am very pleased to have my children at Houston Academy.

  • (10 years ago)

    The education and leadership skills I received here were invaluable in my college experience. I was not only elevated above other students in terms of my study skills but the extra time I had allowed me to be more involved on campus than I would have been. Everything about H.A. is wonderful and I could not imagine spending my childhood anywhere else.

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