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.