Welcome to the Cardinal School!

An innovative, educational home school cooperative serving Huntsville/Madison, AL, and surrounding areas — Cardinal School, Inc. — is just what you’ve been looking for. The Cardinal School is designed for students with learning differences. Our ideal pupil may not be challenged enough in a traditional classroom setting, or they may struggle academically and/or socially. We educate the whole child in a supportive, nurturing environment, and prepare them for an active, rich life beyond the walls of the school.

Our programs are open to all students regardless of race, sex, color, religion or national origin. We welcome students who are exceptional for any reason, including those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Down Syndrome or other type of learning differences. We also welcome the gifted student who desires a more personalized experience, where individuality is valued and celebrated.


We create learning plans for each individual student. Classrooms are broken down into age groups to foster social skills and natural environment learning strategies. Our teachers work individually with each child to make sure that all their needs are met.>/p>

High Quality Staff

Our highly qualified staff of educators, as well as our support team, are trained in applied behavioral analysis and are all certified teachers.

Outstanding Academic Programs

We offer a data-proven curriculum with specialized teaching techniques, daily electives and physical activity. Our curriculum is based on the Core Learning Standards set by the Department of Education.

Low Classroom

We offer a low teacher to student ratio in order to ensure one-on-one time between your child and their educator.

A Partnership with Parents

We work together with parents to collaboratively address areas of concern.

Social and Behavioral Skills

We have weekly social skills and guided socialization with peers and adults.