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Indian Springs private School

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Description of Indian Springs private School

  • Year of foundation: 1952
  • Location: Indian Springs, Alabama, USA
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 315 people.
  • Age of students: 12-14 years
  • Type of education: private mixed schools.

The school is located 15 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama, a prosperous city and innovation center, the center of world-class cultural institutions. The Indian Springs School was founded in 1952, and for the first 20 years, it was headed by progressive teacher Dr. Louis E. "Doc" Armstrong. The Indian Springs school pedagogical attitudes are rooted in John Dewey's progressive educational philosophy, as well as the expansive vision of American society and democracy. The mission of an educational institution is to develop in students a love of learning, creativity, to form a sense of integrity, moral stamina, a citizen's ethics based on participation, respect for individuality, independent thinking.

Student-oriented learning covers classroom and extra-curricular activities that are paying off: the school choir is known domestically and abroad thanks to participating in concerts around the world, and the first football team in Alabama reflects the school values of teamwork and innovation. From opening a school for co-ed students to a renewed commitment to building new hostels in 2006, Indian Springs continues to translate its mission into reality. Success is measured by the success of graduates, of whom there are already more than 2,000 today, by the level of support from parents and former students: thanks to them, Indian Springs School has built modern classrooms equipped for virtual education.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Indian Springs private School

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All year round
from 50000.00 $ / year
from 50000.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Last booking 3 weeks ago
All year round
from 50000.00 $ / year
from 50000.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Indian Springs School, located on a plot of 350 hectares of forest 16 miles from Birmingham, offers all the advantages of living in a rural area, lessons in innovative classrooms, comfortable living conditions and proximity to city entertainment and infrastructure. The campus was designed by one of the most prestigious oldest landscaping companies in America - the Olmsted Brothers - including a 12-acre lake among many scenic spots in the project. Indian Springs School is designed for sustainable development and has commitments to the environment and the atmosphere in each new building.

The classrooms and common areas of the school have an open layout, well thought-out natural lighting, the buildings are connected to the street, and the inner courtyards blur the distinction between the inside and the outside. On the territory there are modern residences. In each hostel there is a manager, four teachers and other personnel providing comfort and safety to the residents. The work of the staff is aimed at making students feel like a part of the community.

Dining room of Indian Springs offers a hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner with a rich selection of dishes seven days a week during the school year. Day students receive lunch daily, and breakfast and dinner are available by pre-registration. Sage Dining, the school food provider, uses fresh ingredients and prepares all meals from scratch. The menu includes seasonal products from the school’s own organic garden.

Activities Indian Springs private School

Opportunities of student life of Indian Springs School allows students to develop in various fields:

  • Deepen academic knowledge in clubs and circles related to the study of a particular subject;
  • Engage in various sports - from traditional to rare: for example, to join a fencing club;
  • Participate in leadership, community initiatives - youth legislative assembly, social projects;
  • Focus on the development of musical, dramatic talent.

Indian Springs students work in the garden throughout the year: they grow more than 30 varieties of organic fruits and vegetables for use in cooking in the school canteen, sold on a summer farm.

Many entertainment is available right on campus: parties in the cinema, John Badham, dancing, canoeing on the lake or cooking with teachers and friends.

Weekend in Indian Springs - time for rest, study, chat with friends, participate in one of the many activities offered by the Residential Life team. Weekend events:

  • Shopping trips
  • Watching films
  • Excursions to neighboring cities
  • Restaurant Tours
  • Trips to museums
  • Grazing musical performances, drama productions, sports events.

Several trips are scheduled for a long weekend each season of the school year: the last few years have been day trips to Atlanta, trips, night trips to Savannah.


  1. Located on more than 350 acres at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, the Indian Springs campus provides students with modern educational opportunities, living rooms, sports fields, a lake, an organic garden, and vast natural areas.
  2. Many teachers of an educational institution have academic degrees: master’s teachers at school - 32 people, doctoral students - 9 people.
  3. The school offers comfortable, technologically equipped classrooms, a wide, creative curriculum, great opportunities for self-study, participation in an innovative network of online courses - all of which contribute to versatile education that opens the door to future admission to the best colleges in the country and the world. The percentage of graduates who continue their education at the next level after the end of Indian Springs is 100%.
  4. The school regularly takes pride of place in national rankings, students receive prestigious scholarships. So, in 2018, students of Indian Springs became the winners of the National Merit Scholarship Program:
  • Finalists - 6 people.
  • Semifinalists - 7 people.
  • Marked by commendation - 4 people.

Facilities and equipment at Indian Springs private School

In 2015, Indian Springs School became one of the first schools in Alabama with classrooms equipped with Clear Touch interactive learning panels to support global connectivity. ISS also participates in the prestigious Malone Scholars Foundation program and is the only state school (one of five schools in the Southeast) offering virtual courses through the Malone online school network.

The working space of the school allows students to use the tools available in the mechanical and engineering complexes of leading universities in the country. The new laboratory is equipped with cell cultures, proteins, DNA samples, as well as equipment for their research, which competes with the equipment of many colleges. The goal of the Indian Springs educational process is to provide students who are interested in scientific research with the opportunity to conduct real experiments, to get an assessment of the professional community, and to work for their future education.

Admission dates and extra charges

Extra charges:

  • Books
  • Art supplies
  • Yearbook (optional)
  • Medical / accident insurance (10 months) (required for all international students)
  • Athletics - fees vary depending on the sport (uniform, trips, etc.).

Additional expenses for choir members:

  • Uniform
  • Winter trip of the choral ensemble.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Traditionally, applicants visit the campus with their parents or guardians, registering in advance for arrival on an open day. Perhaps an individual visit to the family.

Applying includes 5 stages:

  • Application (filled online)
  • Providing advice from teachers (online)
  • Standardized testing
  • Transcript (download via app)
  • Personal interview.

Scholarships Indian Springs private School

Indian Springs offers students a number of scholarships, various options for financial assistance based on the provision of data on the financial situation of the family.


  • Alan Matthews '68 Scholarship Fund
  • Anna and Seymour Gitenstein Prize
  • Memorial Fellowship Annalize V. and Bert G. Wiesel
  • Armstrong Scholarship
  • Billy Grace Goodrich Scholarship
  • Brooks Heins Memorial Scholarship
  • Bruce McFarland Scholarship
  • Carter T. Saxon Scholarship '56
  • Bern Keane Scholarship
  • Lara J. Hoggard Musical Scholarship
  • Freedom Torch Scholarship
  • Steve Landry Memorial Scholarship
  • Malone Scholarships
  • Bernard A. Monagan Scholarship
  • Acworth Scholarship
  • Memorial scholarship Andy Abroms.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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