In order to establish an environment of trust and honor at The Altamont School, the Honor Code stresses individual integrity.
The Honor Code is essential to the fulfillment of Altamont's mission. Its tenets are simple: to not lie, cheat, or steal; they allow students to establish sound moral and ethical standards that will serve them for the rest of their lives. Honor is habitual. The more it is practiced, the easier it becomes. Whether in the classroom, on the playing field, or in the school community, Honor is taught, discussed, and lived.
Message to families
The Altamont School is a coeducational, traditional college preparatory independent day school enrolling students in grades 5-12. 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 and religious diversity. We have an intensive college preparatory academic program with a personalized college search program, including an optional annual college tour. And we offer many opportunities for children to develop multiple talents by participating in arts, foreign language, leadership, community service, clubs, class projects, science competitions, and sports – all at the same time.