Register your child for The Altamont School experience this summer including music, art, tech, ACT prep and more

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Four things to know about the highly acclaimed computer science curriculum at The Altamont School

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Ryan James teaches the programming language Scratch to Iman Zuberi, Mason Coleman and Madeleine Beckwith. Photo courtesy of The Altamont School

Since 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.

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Mayor Woodfin calls on Altamont students to get involved in their community

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.

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Meet three Altamont School students who are changing the world

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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.

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5 top-rated private high schools in Birmingham, including The Altamont School

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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”

Bham Now’s most popular nature stories in 2017

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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.
What are Bham Now‘s most popular nature stories in 2017?

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The Altamont School: Judith Kimerling to speak on oil, advocacy and human rights in the Amazon

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Join 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.

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