About

Campus

The Indian Springs School campus combines the beauty of the natural environment with the benefits of a major metropolitan city nearby. 
    • Drone footage by Carter Gache '18

Set on 350 wooded acres only 16 miles from Birmingham, Alabama, Indian Springs School is a testament to the benefits of an idyllic setting, innovative classrooms and facilities, and the excitement of world-class entertainment and services nearby.

The prestigious Olmsted Brothers firm, which was to become the longest continuously operating landscape architecture practice in the United States, designed the campus, which includes a 12-acre lake among its many picturesque amenities.

Today, continuous enhancements mean Silver LEED-certified buildings bring the newest, best, and most energy-efficient technologies to campus. Indian Springs School is designed for sustainability, bringing its commitments to the environment and its natural surroundings to every new building. Classrooms and shared spaces are open and filled with light; buildings are connected to the outdoors, and patios blur the distinctions between inside and out; and bringing it all together is the campus: lush, rolling, and open, creating a beautiful environment to walk, relax, and play. Our campus may be the space for learning, but it is also the place for living.
 
    • Carl Rust Parker (second from right), a partner with the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm, visited in 1950–51 to sketch out the site plan for the campus. The Olmsted Brothers were sons of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park.

      Carl Rust Parker (second from right), a partner with the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm, visited in 1950–51 to sketch out the site plan for the campus. The Olmsted Brothers were sons of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park.

Dr. Sharon Howell, Head of School

By conserving energy, protecting our resources, and incorporating sustainability education in our curriculum, we create a learning environment that emphasizes the many dimensions of sustainability and the importance of thinking creatively for a bright future.