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Hours 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Lisa Grupe, Ph.D.
Transportation options None

Programs

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Design
2
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught Russian
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Foreign languages
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Special education emphasis
Instructional / curriculum models used Waldorf
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Russian
Spanish
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

12
Facilities
including: Auditorium
Extra learning resources Remediation
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Computer lab

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 64% 58%
Black 18% 34%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Clubs
including: Student newspaper
Boys sports (misc.) Specialized Movement Education
Girls sports (misc.) Specialized Movement Education
Clubs Book / reading club
Gardening
Student newspaper
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 5:30 PM
Before school start time 7:15 AM

Culture

Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Advent
  Montessori
Students typically continue on to these schools Indian Springs
  Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School at Shades Valley
  Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA)

Awards

Community service award Auntie Litter Award
Year received 2010
Community service award Auntie Litter Award
Year received 2009
Academic award Best Private School in Birmingham
Year received 2012
Academic award Best Private School in Birmingham
Year received 2011
Academic award Best Preschool in Birmingham
Year received 2011

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Jones Valley Urban Farm

Enrollment

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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $1000
Tuition range (high) $9000
For the year 2012-2013
Vouchers accepted No
Financial aid offered Yes
Financial aid type School-based aid
# of applications received 80
For the year 2011-2012
# of students accepted 74
For the year 2011-2012

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012