Academics

Choose your academic path.

Guided by dedicated faculty who are exceptional in their fields and committed to their students’ success and happiness, you will grow as a scholar, individual, and citizen of a diverse, caring community.

Our students have the opportunity to individualize their educational experience. Springs offers 130 courses, including 16 AP classes, dozens of electives, and numerous independent study options that allow juniors and seniors to work one-on-one with faculty members. Thirty-five fine arts electives anchor a remarkable arts program that both offers multiple opportunities in visual arts, drama, and music, and gives students a chance to study with world-renowned talent. STEM Engineering, computer science, journalism, and constitutional law & civil rights are among new course offerings.
 
In 2015, Indian Springs School became one of the first schools in Alabama to have classrooms equipped with Clear Touch Interactive Learning Panels to support global connectivity. Springs also participates in the Malone Family Foundation’s prestigious Malone Scholars Program, and is the only school in Alabama—and one of only five schools in the Southeast—to offer virtual courses through the Malone Schools Online Network.
In addition to these dynamic offerings, our Makerspace allows students to use some of the tools available in machining and engineering complexes at top universities across the country. Our new lab facility features cell culture, protein, and DNA work and skill-building equipment that rivals many college programs. Our aim is to provide our students who are interested in scientific research an avenue to conduct real experiments that are both meaningful and publishable.
Dr. Tanya Hyatt
Dean of Academics
Chair, Science Department
Our unique academic schedule includes time for Town Meetings, speakers, events, extra help, dedicated advising time, and a mix of 50- and 75-minute classes to allow for deeper project work and labs, more flexibility, and reasonable homework loads.