Over the subsequent decades that belief has never wavered. Students and faculty work together in a model of shared governance, approaching life on campus as they would in a small town; they use town meetings to build understanding, to model behaviors, and to reflect the values embodied in the school’s written constitution.
The best way to evaluate this approach is in its outcomes. Student-directed learning, in the in the classroom and in student-initiated activities, is key. The choir is renowned worldwide for its participation in concerts across the globe, while the soccer team—the first ever in a school in the state of Alabama—reflects the school’s values of courage, teamwork, and innovation.
Most importantly, both the dream and the vision continue to expand. From opening the school to coeducational students in the 1970s, to reaffirming its commitment to boarding students with the construction of new dorms in 2006, Indian Springs School considers its mission and the enduring importance of Learning through Living in every decision it makes. Our successes are measured through the support that Indian Springs School receives from its parents and alumni, including through Springs Eternal, our largest-ever capital campaign, which made possible our state-of-the-art classrooms equipped for virtual learning.
To date, over 2,000 alumni have experienced our vision. We invite you to join them in contributing to the history of Indian Springs School.