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The Altamont School’s director of
summer programs, Dr. Josh Barnard, describes summer learning loss – the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer break – as “every teacher’s bane.”
Continue reading “Register your child for The Altamont School experience this summer including music, art, tech, ACT prep and more” Silicon Valley Fall Project Week trip at Golden Gate Bridge. The Altamont School will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, April 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. where families can learn more about Fall Project Week trips and other unique educational experiences the school offers. Photo from The Altamont School.
As Birmingham-area families transition back to school this week after a (mostly) sunny spring break, students at
The Altamont School are already looking ahead to next school year and a weeklong adventure of a different sort. Just before spring break, upper school students at Altamont signed up for what the school calls “Fall Project Week” trips.
Continue reading “Silicon Valley, Greece or MIT could be in your child’s future. Find out about Fall Project Week at The Altamont School- Open House on April 14.” Ryan James teaches the programming language Scratch to Iman Zuberi, Mason Coleman and Madeleine Beckwith. Photo courtesy of The Altamont School
The Altamont School’s computer science (CS) curriculum was introduced three years ago, there has been an explosion of interest and growth. Nearly a third of the school’s student body takes a CS class.
Continue reading “Four things to know about the highly acclaimed computer science curriculum at The Altamont School” On stage at Altamont School, (L to R) Arthur Anders, Mayor Randall Woodfin, Matthew Mugweru, Lewis Rand, and Sophia Sultan . Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
On Wednesday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin addressed a school-wide Black History Month Assembly at
The Altamont School.
Continue reading “Mayor Woodfin calls on Altamont students to get involved in their community” From the left, Altamont Miree Leadership director – Katherine Berdy talking with Altamont Eleanor Roth, Sameer Sultan and Jaye Conn. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Are leaders born or made? Students at
The Altamont School strive to answer that question through participation in the school’s C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center.
Continue reading “Meet three Altamont School students who are changing the world” Class of 2018 at John Carroll Catholic High School. Photo via John Carroll Catholic High School.
For parents, there will always be a debate about the best way to do things when raising your children. One never-ending debate among parents is whether to send their kids to a high school that is public or private. If you are leaning toward private school, here are five of the top-rated private high schools in Birmingham.
Continue reading “5 top-rated private high schools in Birmingham, including The Altamont School” The Altamont School’s Abby Lee . Photo courtesy of The Altamont School.
Can one person change the future of seven billion?
Continue reading “Altamont School’s Abby Lee is changing the world through claymation and a good idea” Sponsored “Darter Fish Sticks” by students from Casey Gillespie’s art class at The Altamont School. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Did you know that three of the rarest fishes on planet Earth reside here in Birmingham and Jefferson County?
Continue reading “Celebrate and support the rarest fishes on Planet Earth at Darter Festival 2018” Cahaba Lilies on the Black Warrior River – Cahaba Lily ( Hymenocallis coronaria), in the Black Warrior River prior to its impoundment, Squaw Shoals, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 4 June 1913. Photograph by Roland Harper, from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.
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The Altamont School on Tuesday, March 7th, 6:30 at the school’s Cabaniss-Kaul Center for the Arts, for a conversation about cultural immersion, energy, and human rights as Professor Judith Kimerling relates her experiences with the indigenous people and the land in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of The Altamont School Global Initiative.
Continue reading “The Altamont School: Judith Kimerling to speak on oil, advocacy and human rights in the Amazon” Completed solar array at The Altamont School by Eagle Solar and Light
Bham Now received an email with a note and photos from Eagle Solar and Light‘s President Sam Yates informing us that his company had completed work on The Altamont School solar array.
Continue reading “Mission accomplished – The Altamont School solar array installed” Solar array installation at The Altamont School is the first at middle/high school in Birmingham – Photo provided to Bham Now by The Altamont School
Altamont School is about to become Birmingham’s first “solar powered school.”
Continue reading “Birmingham’s first “solar powered school” – The Altamont School”