Providing a loving, stable educational opportunity for young men in Montgomery, Alabama.

Valiant Cross Academy is a fully accredited all-male school that started in 2015 with sixth grade and celebrated its first graduating class in 2022. A private school with a Christian emphasis and an intentional culture of structure and discipline, our school currently serves 6th-12th grades and 210 scholars. Valiant Cross Academy has distinct uniforms, an effective consequence and reward system, and an intense focus on the academic success of our scholars. The academic program consists of small class sizes, double the math and triple the literacy time, differentiated instruction, aggressive tutoring, a daily after-school program, and a weekly chapel service. Together, we rise above.


Learn about our rigorous and relevant curriculum.


Learn more about our outstanding Academic Team at Valiant Cross Academy.

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We are committed to hiring high-quality professionals, who will equip our scholars with skills to excel both personally and academically.

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

School Purpose and Mission

The purpose and mission of Valiant Cross Academy is to provide excellent educational experiences for all of its scholars. The founders felt compelled to start this school for males to address some of the clear challenges that plague our city and our nation. They believe with love, discipline, and a dedication to high expectations all scholars can achieve. To give scholars post-graduate options, the school will place each scholar on a sound academic and vocational track. The vision is to increase the literacy rate, attendance rate, and ultimately the graduation rate of each scholar. The long-term goal is to teach each scholar the skills necessary to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

The school’s strengths can be found in the areas of leadership, highly qualified teachers, quality of staff, collaboration of stakeholders, and community support. The curriculum, which is founded on the Alabama Course of Study/College and Career Ready Standards, is also a major strength. The challenging academic classes set high expectations for each of our scholars. Curriculum guides, Personal Learning Plans, Reading Intervention Strategies, and benchmark assessments support the implementation of the rigorous and relevant curriculum.

Our Mission

Valiant Cross Academy transcends the challenges facing young African American males in Montgomery, Alabama, by developing men of character through rigorous academics and leadership training.

We envision a school

  • where all scholars are demonstrating improvement based on regularly reviewed metrics.
  • whose scholars set individual goals and are able to map for themselves a path to meet them.
  • that has the highest possible quality teachers.
  • where scholars are exposed to strong, black male role models.
  • whose governance policies set it on a strategic path.

Founders & Head of School Letter

Click the button below to read a letter from the Head of School/Co-Founder at Valiant Cross Academy, Anthony Brock.

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