Experience Springs

Welcome to Indian Springs School!

We are excited to share the academic, social, cultural, and educational experiences that set an Indian Springs School education apart. The school is located 15 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama—a thriving city and innovation hub that is also home to world-class cultural institutions and a renowned restaurant scene—and it combines access to the best of metropolitan living with the beauty and security of a small-town setting. Located on more than 350 acres at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, Springs’ campus includes state-of-the-art learning and performing arts facilities, residential halls, athletic fields, a lake, an organic garden, and endless opportunities for learning and growing!

Inspired by our dedicated faculty and small class sizes, our students cultivate their individual passions while also helping shape our community as they engage daily in our ideal of Learning through Living. From doing groundbreaking research to earning perfect SAT scores, to winning state soccer championships, to performing with the school choir around the world, our students thrive in Indian Springs’ supportive environment because our programs nurture creativity, encourage excellence, and foster respect.

We invite you to explore Indian Springs through an open house, a shadow day, or a scheduled campus tour. If you have any questions about the school or the admission process or would like to schedule a visit, please contact us at 888.843.9477 or We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon!
Since the school opened its doors in 1952, Indian Springs has sought to prepare students not only for college but for the world by encouraging them to find their passions, ask much of themselves, and imagine new possibilities.
Christine Copeland
Director of Admission & Financial Aid
Why Springs?

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  • Our programs awaken intellectual curiosity.

    Unique class schedules and a wide range of independent study opportunities allow students to push themselves to new heights we know they can achieve.
  • Academic excellence is a hallmark of Springs.

    Our test results and college placement rank us at the very top.
  • Our faculty are superb.

    More than 80 percent hold advanced degrees, and many live on campus.
  • We believe that small is good.

    With a student-teacher ratio of 8-to-1, important conversations that begin in the classroom don’t have to end there. Small also means that students participate in a number of extracurricular activities, such as sports teams, clubs, and our 110-member choir.
  • Our community has strength.

    Made up of students and faculty from around the world, we know, respect, encourage, support, and learn from one another.
  • We empower student responsibility.

    Because Indian Springs is set up like a small town, with a Mayor and six Commissioner offices, students have real authority to effect change here.
  • We practice Learning through Living every day.

    Our students grapple with real issues that impact their peers, the school, the community, and the world.
  • Our students thrive on our picturesque campus.

    With 1.2 acres per student, the campus boasts a spring-fed lake, a creek, and a mountain. Almost every classroom opens directly to the outdoors. And all of this is just 15 miles from the thriving city of Birmingham, where world-class performances, inspiring parks and museums, and award-winning restaurants are just a short drive away.

Meet Our Team

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