Teacher to Community

Embodying Learning through Living, our faculty engages with students in and out of the classroom.
The role of the teacher in the Indian Springs School community is, indeed, a unique one. An Indian Springs faculty member is one who “knows and loves his or her academic discipline, has a keen understanding of young people and the learning process, and embraces the opportunities for growth that a boarding environment is particularly able to afford.”

In the spirit of Learning through Living, the Indian Springs faculty believes that some of our best interactions with students happen outside the classroom. We seek to model active participation in the community as we strive to help students reach their full stature. Indian Springs teachers are expected to interact with students outside the classroom on a regular basis, and countless opportunities for such interactions exist. Some of these are fairly formal, and all teachers living on campus will be expected to help organize and supervise various residential life activities, including running evening study hall, participation on a duty team, and participation in the Residential Life program.

In addition, faculty are expected to attend and participate in all town meetings, sponsor student clubs and activities, supervise service projects, and act as liaisons to the various commissionerships, student judiciary, and class representatives in
 the student government. We acknowledge these responsibilities as highly valuable opportunities for student-teacher interaction beyond the classroom. We also encourage faculty to attend an evening meal once a week (community dining) where boarding students, as well as on-campus day students, can engage in conversation with faculty and their families during an informal dinner.

Equally important to the teacher-student relationship are the less formal ways in which we interact, including attendance at student functions, knowing those students we may not teach, and taking the time and energy to let students know we are interested in them as individuals.
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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