The Altamont School
The Altamont School is a 5th-12th grade independent college preparatory school dedicated to preparing students to live a more meaningful life and to shape a more livable world. We are located on the crest of Red Mountain in a secluded residential neighborhood five minutes from downtown Birmingham.
Altamont is a small family with socio-economic, ethnic (approximately 16 percent minority) and religious diversity. We have an intensive college preparatory academic program with a personalized college search program, including an annual college tour. And we offer many opportunities for children to develop multiple talents by participating in arts, foreign language, community service, clubs, class projects, science competitions and sports – all at the same time.
Altamont was established in 1975 through the merger of the Birmingham University School (BUS), founded in 1922, and the Brooke Hill School, founded in 1940 as the College Preparatory School for Girls.
Our main campus is located on 28-acres on the crest of Red Mountain in a secluded residential neighborhood five minutes from downtown Birmingham. The main school building houses 40 classrooms, two science wings, a Fine Arts Center, a Student Center, an art gallery and sculpture garden, a complete computer network, with a wireless hub, a computer lab, a 20,000-volume library, and special studios for chorus, art, photography, orchestra. An audio-visual recording, editing and production studio was recently added to the fine arts suite. The athletic facilities include two gymnasiums with two basketball courts, three volleyball courts, and a weight room. The main campus offers six tennis courts, a soccer field and a track with discus cage, shot put ring, long jump pit, pole vault, and a golf cage. A second campus provides another gymnasium as well as soccer, baseball, and softball fields.