Admission

New Students

Welcome to Indian Springs!

We are delighted that you have chosen to join our community of innovative thinkers and lifelong learners.

Below you will find helpful information to facilitate this transition period, including orientation sessions, technology training, and student health and wellness. The rest of our website contains other useful information about school calendars, student life, academics, and a page dedicated to our current parents

Knowing that we cannot anticipate all of the many questions you may have, please feel free to contact us with any additional questions. We are here to help, and we look forward to seeing you on campus!

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  • Placement Tests

    In order to make sure all newly enrolled students are placed in the appropriate level math and language classes, Indian Springs will have students take placement tests. These tests do not affect students’ standing with the school. Rather, they ensure students begin the year in the classes most suitable to their current math and language skill levels.

    All students who attend Indian Springs School are required to complete three consecutive years in a single language during grades 9-12. All 8th-grade students are required to take a language. Indian Springs offers Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish. The standard course progression in Mathematics is Prealgebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, and Calculus. 

    If a student plans to enroll in pre-algebra or the first level of a language, they are not required to take the respective placement test. 

    Day Students: 

    Math and language placement tests will be conducted on Tuesday, May 17 from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Click here to register or to update your previous registration. 

    While students are taking their placement tests, a Day Parent Orientation Session will be held.

    Boarding Students: 

    Boarding students will be recommended for their math/language courses based on their admissions application and subsequent conversations. In addition, boarding students will have the opportunity to take a placement test prior to the start of classes to help confirm their initial placement.

    For questions about orientation, placement tests, or mySprings please contact Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Dr. Jonathan Gray at jonathan.gray@indiansprings.org.
  • Boarding Student Information

    The Indian Springs Admission and Residential Life Offices look forward to making your family’s transition to Indian Springs as smooth as possible.

    Visas:
    If your child will require an F1 visa to attend Springs and you have not already, please send a copy of your child’s passport and a copy of your bank statement to our Assistant Director of Admission for Boarding Enrollment Mike Rowlett at mike.rowlett@indiansprings.org. We will then generate an I-20 document and send it to you.  
     
    If your child is transferring an I20 from one school to Indian Springs, please have your child print out this I20 Transfer Form and give it to the DSO or PDSO at their current school. 
     
    Roommate Assignments: Please click here and complete a form that will help our Director of Residential Life pair you with a roommate. Students find out who their roommates are when they arrive for move-in.  
     
    Supply List: Click here to see a list of things we ask students to bring for their dorm room.  
     
    Move-In: Move-in day this year is Thursday, August 11. We understand that traveling internationally can be tricky with the ever-fluctuating pandemic. Thus, we will allow international boarding students to move into the dormitory as early as Monday, August 8. New boarding student orientation will begin on the morning of Friday, August 12
     
    Traveling from Airport to Campus: Indian Springs School is located only 25 minutes from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM). We highly encourage students to fly directly to BHM. We can pick students up from BHM every two hours beginning at 8:00 a.m. CDT and ending at 6:00 p.m. CDT any day between Monday, August 8 and Thursday, August 11.  
     
    Unfortunately, we cannot individually pick students up from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL); however, we will have one shuttle ride departing from ATL on Monday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. EDT and another shuttle departing on Thursday, August 11 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Because ATL is 2.5 hours from Indian Springs, we pay the faculty member who picks students up. Thus, the ATL shuttle costs $20.00 per student. If your child is arriving at ATL and cannot take either shuttle provided, there is a third-party shuttle from ATL to BHM for students 15 years and older. Click here for details. Again, we highly encourage students to fly directly to BHM as that is the most reliable way to ensure you have a ride to campus. Once you have booked your child’s flight, please send the flight details to our Director of Residential Life John Fahey at john.fahey@indiansprings.org.  
     
    Note*: All new boarding parents will need to complete a boarding permission form for their child before move-in day. This boarding permission form will be added to this page within the next few weeks.

    For questions about boarding move-in, roommates, supply lists, etc., and all other aspects of residential life please contact Director of Residential Life John Fahey at john.fahey@indiansprings.org.

    For questions relating to visas please contact Assistant Director of Admission for Boarding Enrollment Mike Rowlett at mike.rowlett@indiansprings.org.

  • Orientation

    Click here to register for our new student orientation, Spring Into Springs! 

    Orientation will cover academic support, study skills, and general information about Indian Springs. Some topics within the sessions include:
    • Effective use of technology
    • Elements of digital citizenship
    • Email setup and etiquette
    • How to use the school website
    • How to build documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, etc.
    • General studying and test preparation
    • Effective note-taking methods and strategies
    • Time management
    • Reading for comprehension
    • History of Indian Springs School  
    • Introduction to Student Government
    • Building the teacher-student partnership
    • “What I Wish I’d Known” panel discussion

    For questions about orientation, placement tests, or mySprings please contact Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Dr. Jonathan Gray at jonathan.gray@indiansprings.org.
  • New Student Email & mySprings Accounts

    Student Email

    All students receive an Indian Springs Gmail account when they enroll at Indian Springs School. New students need to sign in to their Gmail account and connect their Gmail account to their mySprings account before June 1

    To log into Gmail, students should type in www.gmail.com and sign in using the email address: “firstname.lastname@indiansprings.org” or, if the student provided the admission office with a preferred name throughout the application process, the student's email address will be “preferredname.lastname@indiansprings.org.”

    A temporary password has been communicated separately via email.  If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please contact our IT Team at it@indiansprings.org.

    When the student logs in to Gmail, they should first change their password. The steps to change a Gmail password are as follows. 
    1. Click the Google account in the upper right corner of the screen. The Google account can be found by clicking on the first letter of the student’s name, which should be visible in the top right corner of the screen. 
    2. Click Manage Your Google Accounts
    3. Click Security on the left-hand side of the screen.  
    4. Click “Password” under the box “Signing Into Google.”
    5. Proceed to change your password. 
    6. After changing their password, students should go back to their Gmail account.

    mySprings

    Our primary platform known as mySprings helps inform parents and students regarding activities, classes, grades, and more. Students and parents will use mySprings to access their grades, course schedules, important forms, etc. 

    Students should log into mySprings as soon as possible to confirm they have access to mySprings. Directions on how to complete these tasks are delineated below.
     
    Students will see an email from Indian Springs School in their Gmail account with the subject line “Connect to Indian Springs School.”

    After opening this email, students should click on the button in the body of the email that says, “Accept Invitation.”

    Then, students will see a screen prompting them to sign in. Students should scroll down and click “Sign Up with Google.”
    Students should then select their Indian Springs account or click “Create Another Account” and create an account using their Indian Springs email address.

    After signing in with their Indian Springs account, students have officially connected their Gmail account to mySprings.

    To sign in to mySprings, students should follow the steps below:
    1. Click on “mySprings” in the upper right corner of the screen.
    2. Type in the student’s school Gmail address.
    3. The system will prompt the student to sign in using Google. 
    Each new Indian Springs parent receives a mySprings account in late May. This is where you will check your child’s grades, complete important forms, and more. The login credentials to access mySprings are in the form of a Blackbaud ID (BBID) and will take the form of a personal email address.

    In mid-to-late May, you will find an email in the inbox (associated to your SchoolAdmin account) with the subject line “Connect to Indian Springs School” from the sender “Indian Springs School.” You will be asked to accept an invitation in the body of the email. Prior to doing so, please review this helpful guide on establishing your BBID. If you have any difficulties with the process of creating your BBID, please reach out to our IT department at it@indiansprings.org.

    For questions about orientation, placement tests, or mySprings please contact Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Dr. Jonathan Gray at jonathan.gray@indiansprings.org.
  • New Parent mySprings Accounts

    Each new Indian Springs parent receives a mySprings account; the system parents use to check their child’s grades, complete important forms, and more. The login credentials to access mySprings are in the form of a Blackbaud ID (BBID) and will take the form of a personal email address.

    You will soon find an email in the inbox (associated with your SchoolAdmin account) with the subject line “Connect to Indian Springs School” from the sender “Indian Springs School.” You will be asked to accept an invitation in the body of the email. Prior to doing so, please review this helpful guide on establishing your BBID. If you have any difficulties with the process of creating your BBID, please reach out to our IT department at it@indiansprings.org.

    For questions about orientation, placement tests, or mySprings please contact Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Dr. Jonathan Gray at jonathan.gray@indiansprings.org.
  • Health & Wellness

    Indian Springs School’s medical forms are stored on an online healthcare management system called Magnus Health SMR (Student Medical Record). The forms in this database are only accessible to parents and appropriate employees at the school. Because this is an online system, you will have continuous access to your child’s health record as well as the ability to make updates as needed. You will also have the option to take the digital health file with you after your child graduates.

    New parents will not be able to accept Magnus Health forms until roughly June 1.  

    In order to access Magnus Health SMR in your mySprings account:
    1. Go to www.indiansprings.org.
    2. Click "mySprings," located in the top right corner of the homepage.
    3. Sign-in using your parent login credentials (If you have trouble logging in, please email admission@indiansprings.org).
    4. Select the Resources tab, then click Magnus Health.
    5. You will be redirected to the required medical forms.

    We ask that you enter the health information required within your Magnus Health SMR account for each child attending Indian Springs School no later than July 1, 2022.

    Timely submission of health information and other forms is vital so that preparations can be made prior to the first day of school. You will receive weekly reminders as long as there are outstanding items in your account. Please reserve 20 to 30 minutes per child, depending on their particular circumstances. Data is securely stored within Magnus Health SMR, so you will only provide updates to the record when necessary.

    If you encounter difficulties navigating the Magnus Health SMR, entering data online, downloading the hardcopy cover sheets and forms, or if you have any other questions, please contact Customer Support at Magnus Health SMR by phone at 877.461.6831 or by email at service@magnushealthportal.com.

    For questions about student health and wellness please contact Director of Student Health Services Amy Wammack, RN at awammack@indiansprings.org.
  • Final Transcripts

    Indian Springs School must have an official copy of your student's Final Transcript on file before the start of school on Friday, August 12. Please complete this form and submit it to the guidance counselor or school registrar so they may forward this information to Indian Springs School.
  • Book Lists

    Coming soon!
  • Student Permissions, Bus Transportation, & Campus Parking

    Student Permissions: Please sign in to your mySprings account at your earliest convenience to complete the student permissions form. Click the yellow banner at the top that says, “you have 1 form to review.” The form must be signed by the student and at least one parent.

    Bus Transportation: Please click here to complete the bus form if you plan to use the school bus this school year (regularly or occasionally). The bus schedule and billing information are detailed in the form. 

    Campus Parking: Parents will receive two family parking decals by mail. Students may pick up student parking decals from the Dean of Students office after they submit their permissions form and attend the safety meeting on the first day of school. Extra family decals will be available at the front desk. 

Important Dates for 2022-2023

  • Tuesday, May 17 and Sunday, May 22 | Day Student Placement Tests
  • Thursday, June 2 and Monday, June 6 | Course Registration for all New Day and Boarding Students via Zoom
  • Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10 | Day Student Orientation (1:00 to 3:30 p.m., in-person)
  • Friday, July 1 | Health forms due on Magnus Health SMR
  • Thursday, August 11 | Boarding Student Move-In 
  • Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12 | Boarding Student Orientation
  • Friday, August 12 | First Day of School
  • Sunday, August 14 | Meet the Teachers

Staff

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Jonathan Gray

    Jonathan Gray 

    Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, Math Teacher
    205.332.0608
  • Photo of Taylor Docking

    Taylor Docking 

    Director of Enrollment Management
    205.332.0561
  • Photo of John Fahey

    John Fahey 

    Director of Residential Life
    205.733.2621
  • Photo of Amy Wammack, RN

    Amy Wammack, RN 

    Director of Student Health Services
    205 937.6637
  • Photo of Mike Rowlett

    Mike Rowlett 

    Assistant Director of Admission for Boarding Enrollment
    205.332.0601
  • Photo of Jordan Brooks

    Jordan Brooks 

    Admission Associate
    205.332.0568
  • Photo of Mandy Griffin

    Mandy Griffin 

    Admission Assistant
    205.306.2100
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.