At Indian Springs School, we believe in individualizing the educational experience. This allows students to construct their own unique, rigorous curriculum and to learn to explore their passions.
Our graduates may attend the most prestigious colleges around the country and across the world, but our approach to academics means that they discover something even more valuable—how to grow as a scholar, an individual, and a citizen.
Set on 350 idyllic acres, Indian Springs School is a resource as much as a retreat. Our Fertile Minds Learning Garden and top-quality sports facilities help feed the body. Our sustainably designed facilities help feed the mind.
Emphasizing the quality of student life, our environment embodies the values of community, responsibility, and opportunity. Whether you are on campus for the day or make it your home for the year, this is a space for exploration, education, and engagement.
Louis “Doc” Armstrong, Springs’ founding director, suggested that our important work is “to bridge the gap between what is and what might be” in the ways we learn, think, act, and participate in the wider world. This work is undergirded and extended by the generosity of all who share our mission.
Every gift makes a difference. Regardless of your age or situation, we have a means of giving to the school that suits your circumstances. Our Advancement staff stands ready to help.
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The Kayser Academic Center unites the school’s Academic and College Advising Offices, Technology Center, Library, and Research Services at the heart of the campus. It maintains a collection of 14,000+ books and magazines, with thousands of additional digital publications available. Students and faculty can search the library's collection from anywhere via our online catalog.
Renovated in 2014 thanks to a generous gift from the Kayser family in memory of Leo Kayser Jr., former Board member, alumnus parent and grandparent, the Center offers quiet spots to read, study, research, and write. The Slaughter Reading Room and Engel Terrace provide additional spaces for students to work together on small group projects.
Services & Resources
Reference and Research Assistance
Course-specific and Assignment-specific Library Instruction
Peer-to-peer Tutoring and Writing Support through the Student-led Writing Center (run by our student Commissioners of Education)
Audiovisual Equipment (Digital Voice Recorders, Headphones, and Chromebooks)
The library charges overdue fines of 5 cents per item per day. Items can be renewed indefinitely unless other students or faculty request them. If an item is lost, the cost of replacing the item will be billed to the borrower on record.
Links to our databases, along with usernames and passwords, are available on the Student Resources Board behind the IndianSprings.org login. You can access the Alabama Virtual Library Databases without a password within the State of Alabama. Please see Ms. Copeland in the library if you need assistance.
New additions to the collection are temporarily shelved in the “New Books” alcove of the Slaughter Reading Room. Remember, if there's a book you want that we don't have, just ask! We will do our best to get it.
To check out a book, you must come to the Kayser Academic Center. Currently, there is one self-service checkout workstation for your convenience, with checkout instructions displayed next to it on the circulation desk. Of course, Ms. Copeland is always glad to help you. Just ask!
The online catalog contains detailed information about all of the library's holdings (books, magazines, etc.) and links directly to the library's database subscriptions as well as online versions of books, magazines, journals, and newspapers.
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Academic Center Coordinator
190 Woodward Drive, Indian Springs, Alabama 35124
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.