Altamont School

4801 Altamont Rd S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Altamont was formed through the 1975 merger of the Birmingham University School, a well-established day school founded in 1922, and the Brooke Hill School for girls, founded in 1940. Located at the crest of Red Mountain on the former Brooke Hill campus, the school conducts a traditional liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for colleges throughout the country. The October Project Week provides experiential learning opportunities through travel, service and outdoor activities; one of the options is a college trip that visits 12 to 15 institutions. Advanced pupils may enroll in semester-long senior seminars in English and history that offer college-level instruction. Other noteworthy aspects of school life are abundant opportunities in the arts, academic competitions, speech and debate participation, and a strong student advisory program. Each grade completes an annual community service project.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 5-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address4801 Altamont Rd S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Telephone205-879-2006
Fax205-871-5666
Year Established1922
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorSarah W. Whiteside
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment325
Day Students325
Win $1,000
for school!
Register here
Follow PSSearch on Twitter