Patrician Academy History
Patrician Academy was founded in 1970 to provide a college preparatory education alternative to students in Choctaw County, AL. Incorporated as the Choctaw Educational Foundation, Patrician Academy graduated its first class in 1971 and celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2015.
Mr. Julian Waters donated the original building and land for the school. In thanks, the school was named after his wife Patricia in appreciation for his generous support. The students latter choose "SAINTS" as their motto and became the "Patrician Academy Saints". The flor-de-lis was selected as the school symbol to go with Saints.
Over the past 45 years, our school has continued to grow and improve. This has been the direct result of our parents and grandparents that have donated their time, money and skills to provide a quality education to our students, while giving them the opportunities for extracurricular activities through the support of our Sports Club, PTA, and Band Boosters.
Our Gymnasium was built in 1973. The floor for the gym came from pecan trees cut and milled in Choctaw County, AL. Students help carry the wood to the parents and grandparents installing the floor as they worked around the clock. Today the floor is one of a kind within the United States.
Patrician Academy provides a premier education and has proven results in developing our students not just in the classroom, but for life after high school as young adults. Those who choose to further their education after graduation are well prepared. Patrician Academy Seniors enjoy many scholarship opportunities each year for Academics, Leadership, and Sports. We are proud that many former students choose to send their children to PA today.
While education is our core purpose, Patrician Academy's sports teams for both girls and boys teams have won multiple State and National Championships. Our Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni are proud to be SAINTS!