The Altamont School

The mission of The Altamont School is to improve the fabric of society by graduating compassionate, well-educated individuals capable of independent thinking and innovative ideas.
The school attracts, nurtures, and challenges students whose commitment to truth, knowledge, and honor will prepare them not only for the most rigorous college programs, but also for productive lives. Altamont is a family of 360 students in grades 5-12 with socio-economic, ethnic, and religious diversity.
Altamont is a good choice for students who want greater breadth and challenge in all areas of school life.
We combine a college preparatory program with a personalized college search program.
Students participate in arts, world languages, community service, clubs, class projects, and athletics.
They also benefit from a 1-to-1 laptop program, an advanced computer science curriculum, and unparalleled service leadership opportunities through Altamont`s Miree Center.
Attend an Open House or schedule a campus tour to learn more.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 361 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,618
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
361 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
The Altamont School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP American Literature, AP Art, AP B Physics, AP Biology, AP C Physics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP French VI, AP Psychology, AP U.S. History, Common Denominator, Creative Writing, Differential Equations, Ecology, Finite, French I-IV, French V Literature, Greek, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Jazz Band I-IV, Journalism, Latin IV: Vergil, Latin V/VI: Ovid, Mandarin Chinese, Multimedia-Video Production, Multivariable Calculus, Music Technique and Composition, Music Theory, Musical Theater, Photography I-IV, Photojournalism, Senior Seminars: 20th Century America, Senior Seminars: 20th Century Europe, Senior Seminars: 20th Century World Literature - East, Senior Seminars: 20th Century World Literature - West, Senior Seminars: African American Literature, Senior Seminars: American Masterpieces, Senior Seminars: Art History I, Senior Seminars: Art History II, Senior Seminars: Cross-Cultural Psychology, Senior Seminars: Intro to Engineering and Design, Senior Seminars: Leadership and Civic Engagement, Senior Seminars: Macroeconomics, Senior Seminars: Microeconomics, Senior Seminars: Shakespeare, Senior Seminars: Sports Medicine, Senior Seminars: The Gothic Novel, Senior Seminars: Vietnam Wars 1945-1975, Senior Seminars: Women Writers, Senior Seminars: Zoology, Southern Literature, Spanish V: Peninsular Literature, Spanish VI: Latin American Literature, Statistics, String Sinfonietta I-IV, Technical Theater, The Music Biz, Vocal Production, Web Design, Wind Sinfonietta I-IV
Average SAT score
1350
Average ACT score
29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies depending upon grade level
% on Financial Aid
41%
Admissions Director
Thomas Goldsmith

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Altamont Musicians Society, Art Club, Avondale Tutoring Club, C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center, Forensics, French Club, Friends of the World, IFC, Knightly Chefs, Latin Club, Middle School LEAD Program, Model United Nations, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Service Club, Spanish Club, Student Government Association, Thespians

School Notes

  • The mission of The Altamont School is to improve the fabric of society by graduating compassionate, well-educated individuals capable of independent thinking and innovative ideas. To this end, the school attracts, nurtures, and challenges students whose commitment to truth, knowledge, and honor will prepare them not only for the most rigorous college programs, but also for productive lives. Altamont is a small family of approximately 360 students in grades 5-12 with socio-economic, ethnic, and religious diversity. Altamont is a good choice for students excelling in their present schools who want greater breadth and challenge in all areas of school life. We combine an intensive, college preparatory academic program with a personalized college search program.  There are many opportunities for students to develop multiple talents by participating in arts, world languages, community service, clubs, class projects, and athletics. Students also benefit from a 1-to-1 laptop program, an advanced computer science curriculum, and unparalleled service leadership opportunities through Altamont`s C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center. Altamont is located five minutes from downtown Birmingham on the crest of Red Mountain. Our campus features Cabaniss-Kaul Center for the Arts, Pharo Art Studio, Lacey-Day Photography Studio, newly renovated athletics spaces, two science wings, a study garden, a 14,000-volume library, and much more. Experience all that Altamont offers by attending an Open House or scheduling a campus tour.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 361 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,618
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Birmingham, AL is $8,792 for elementary schools and $9,897 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Birmingham, AL is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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