Indian Springs School

190 Woodward Dr, Indian Springs, AL 35124

Established through the bequest of Birmingham industrialist Harvey G. Woodward, ISS was conceived as a boys' school. Dr. Louis E. Armstrong, former chairman of the curriculum department of George Peabody College, served as the first director. Today, the school is coeducational, with a socially and culturally diverse student body. Serving highly motivated boys and girls from roughly a dozen states and a similar number of foreign countries, the school offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares its graduates for leading colleges. A favorable student-teacher ratio facilitates learning. Pupils and faculty work together in a model of shared governance that features a constitution, elected student officers and town meetings. Artistic and athletic opportunities, including a choir that travels both nationally and internationally, complement academics. ISS' 350-acre campus abuts Oak Mountain State Park, the largest such institution in Alabama.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 9-12; Day — Coed 8-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address190 Woodward Dr, Indian Springs, AL 35124
Toll-Free Telephone888-843-9477
Year Established1952
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorGareth Vaughan
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment277
Boarding Students86
Day Students191
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