Boarding Schools Indian Springs School
Indian Springs School
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Imagine a school that gives bright, engaged students the tools and the responsibility to continually improve themselves and their school. Partner these students with an accomplished and nurturing faculty that challenges them academically. Add in a healthy dose of mutual respect and the encouragement to make independent, informed decisions. Help round out their academic experiences with exciting athletic and artistic opportunities. Indian Springs School has a 350-acre campus in a valley surrounded by the most southwestern hills of the Appalachian Mountains.
The mission of Indian Springs School is to develop in students a love of learning, a sense of integrity and moral courage, and an ethic of participatory citizenship. Inspired by the motto Learning Through Living, the school is a community of talented boarding and day students and dedicated faculty committed to the belief that in learning to balance individual achievement with the values and principles of democracy, the student can develop to his or her full stature. Students are encouraged to keep open minds and become determined to change things in society for the better.
As the recipient of the Siemens Award, Indian Springs is recognized as the top Math and Science AP Program in the state of Alabama. From photography and painting to sculpture and woodworking, Springs’ visual arts courses are designed to cultivate students’ creativity. Springs’ faculty members aren’t just passionate about what they do. They’re also incredibly good at it, with 78 percent holding either a doctorate or master’s degree. For students looking to get a head start on their college career or deepen their understanding of a subject matter, Springs’ 17 Advanced Placement courses offer plenty of ways to do just that.
Future Business Leaders of America. The club works to develop leadership, communication and team skills among its members, especially those planning to enter the business world after college. Members will do exercises working on skills, will discuss projects to help the community, and hopefully invite speakers from the local business community to speak to the club.
Student Government. Indian Springs is very unique in that we run the school as a small town with a student government that reflects our belief that student involvement is critical to the running of the school. In accordance with the school’s Constitution, students have real authority to effect change through the Student Government. The student government is headed by the Mayor, who along with six Commissions and the Judiciary, meet weekly to tackle issues, embracing our motto of “Learning Through Living.”
Top colleges attended by students
Washington University in St. Louis, Emory University, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sewanee: The University of the South, George Washington University, Duke University, Middlebury College, Princeton University
What the school looks for in students…
“We look for young people who recognize the importance of managing their time. Our school is made up of students who appreciate that it is possible to play on a State Championship athletic team, practice the violin and get good grades.”