Indian Springs School

190 Woodward Drive
Pelham, AL 35124-0351
Tel: (205)988-3350
Grades: 8-12 | 299 students
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Inspired by the motto Learning Through Living, the school is a community of talented boarding and day students and dedicated faculty committed to the belief that in learning to balance individual achievement with the values and principles of democracy, the student can develop to his or her full stature.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Alabama Association of Independent Schools (AAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Year Founded 1952

Student Body

Total Students 299 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
79%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP American Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP Calculus I, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French V, AP French VI, AP Latin IV Aeneid, AP Latin V Ovid, Horace, Catullus, AP Literature and Composition, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Spanish IV, AP Spanish V, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History
Average SAT score 2016
Average ACT score 28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,250
% on Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant $11,000
Acceptance Rate
61%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Claire Cassady
Admissions Associate Christine Copeland

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chamber Choir, Chess Club, Concert Choir, Ensemble, Film Club, Habitat for Humanity, Key Club, Math Club, Model U.N., MultiCultural Club, Outdoors Club, Scholars Bowl, Student Ambassadors, Young Democrats, Young Republicans Chamber Choir, Chess Club, Concert Choir, Ensemble, Film Club, Key Club, Math Club, Model U.N., Outdoors Club, Scholars Bowl, Habitat for Humanity,
MultiCultural Club,
Student Ambassadors,
Young Democrats,
Young Republicans,

School Notes

  • 100% attend college.
  • Average class size:  14
  • 120-member Choir.
  • 10 Varsity sports
  • Average Faculty tenure: 17 years.
  • 350 acre campus
  • Fertile Minds organic orchard.

Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

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I am very pleased with my daughter's progress at ISS. I strongly recommend Indian Springs School. Thank you very much.
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The average private school tuition in Alabama is $5,117 for elementary schools and $7,709 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alabama is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).