SBSA Conference 2024

Save the Date: March 25-27, 2024

Indian Springs School is thrilled to host the annual SBSA Conference in March 2024. Experience all the Southern charm and hospitality that Birmingham, Alabama, and Indian Springs have to offer. Most importantly, build meaningful new connections, exchange fresh ideas with your colleagues, and grow in your appreciation for the role small boarding schools play in the broader independent school landscape. You won’t regret a trip to the South in March, and when you leave, we are confident you will understand why Birmingham is often referred to as a well-kept secret by those who live and work here.

Registration will open in Fall 2023. For more information about SBSA, please visit www.sbsaonline.org. For more information about Birmingham or the host school, please reach out to Taylor Docking, Indian Springs School Director of Enrollment Management, at 205.704.5073 or taylor.docking@indiansprings.org.

About Birmingham, Alabama

Built on iron and steel, but now bursting with a renaissance of creativity and innovation, Birmingham is a warm, welcoming city in the heart of Alabama. A vibrant and diverse metropolitan area only 15 miles from campus, Birmingham combines the benefits of a growing city with the comforts of its embracing environment and manageable scale.

Rich in history and brimming with excitement, Birmingham is home to leaders in medical innovation, business enterprise, and artistic creativity. It has award-winning cultural institutions, including the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the McWane Science Center. In the performing arts, companies including the Alabama Ballet and the Red Mountain Theater Company make world-class experiences everyday occurrences. You’ll celebrate the city’s incredible creative and architectural histories when you enjoy a concert at the Lyric Theatre or a performance or movie at the Alabama Theatre in the same downtown block. Birmingham also boasts Regions Baseball Park, Railroad Park, and Red Mountain Park, where you can watch, walk, and wonder. Birmingham is also home to a renowned restaurant scene.

Whether you prefer to savor the energy of urban life over a weekend at Magic City Art Connection, or the peace and quiet of a nearby nature walk to admire Alabama’s striking Cahaba Lilies, Indian Springs School is situated at the center of both—and all the exceptional experiences greater Birmingham has to offer.

About Indian Springs School

Welcome to Indian Springs School, where some of the brightest students from across Birmingham, throughout the country, and around the world learn by living, exploring, and partnering with accomplished faculty as part of a supportive community. Indian Springs was founded in 1952 with roots in the progressive educational philosophies of John Dewey, who inspired our motto of Learning through Living.

Our boarding and day program for grades 8-12 serves 324 students on a 350-acre campus where nature is our inspiration and our laboratory. Students and faculty work together in a model of shared governance, and students discover their passions by participating in academic activities, athletics, performing arts, special interest clubs, and community service. Indian Springs faculty are dedicated to mentoring young people, and nearly all have advanced degrees. Our state-of-the-art classrooms and innovative independent study options enhance excellent teaching that opens doors to new ideas and possibilities.

One of our best-known alums, the author and educator John Green ’95, said that Indian Springs is where “all at once, I became a learner because I found myself in a community of learners.” Indian Springs exists far beyond our campus. It is a passionate community of alumni, parents, and friends that spans the globe and generations. We invite you to imagine how you might be transformed by, and contribute to, our incredible community of learners.
190 Woodward Drive, Indian Springs, Alabama 35124
Phone: 205.988.3350
Indian Springs School, an independent school recognized nationally as a leader in boarding and day education for grades 8-12, serves a talented and diverse student body and offers admission to qualified students regardless of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Located in Indian Springs, Alabama, just south of Birmingham, the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

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