School Profile

Altamont is a good choice for students who excel in their present school but who want greater breadth and challenge in all areas of school life.

Altamont is a small family - approximately 345 students in grades 5-12 with socio-economic, ethnic, and religious diversity. Most of the students live in Birmingham and the surrounding communities.

Altamont is located on the crest of Red Mountain in a secluded residential neighborhood five minutes from downtown Birmingham. The 28 acre main campus includes six tennis courts, a track and soccer field. A second campus includes soccer, softball, and baseball fields and a gymnasium. The main school campus has 47 classrooms, two science wings, a study garden, a fine arts center, a 14,000 plus volume library, an art gallery, a student center, and special rooms for chorus, art, and orchestra.

The Altamont School is a college preparatory day school enrolling girls and boys in Grades 5 through 12. The school was established in 1975 through the merger of the Birmingham University School and the Brooke Hill School. Birmingham University School was founded as a proprietary school for boys in 1922 by Captain Basil M. Parks and reorganized as a non-profit institution in 1945. Brooke Hill School was founded in 1941 by Mr. and Mrs. George Blackburn as College Preparatory School for Girls.