The Intermountain West’s First and Finest Independent School
We inspire students to lead ethical and productive lives through a college preparatory program that promotes the pursuit of academic and personal excellence.

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In 1992, I was thrilled to become the head of a school that so impressed me with its joyful approach to learning and its close sense of community. I could not help but think this would be a wonderful place for my own two young children to learn and grow. Both have long since graduated from Rowland Hall after experiencing its extraordinary educational program, caring and supportive teachers, and service and athletic opportunities outside the classroom.

I’ve since been privileged to share in the excitement and energy of thousands of students who have had similar life-changing experiences and gone on to experience success in college and in their professional lives.

As you consider the next step in your child’s education, whether enrolling for preschool or high school, I hope you find helpful information here that informs your decision-making process.

Our admission process and personnel are warm and informative, so please feel free to call and schedule a visit and a tour. We enjoy welcoming new families and I look forward to meeting, and getting to know you and your children.


Alan Sparrow
Head of School

(801) 924-2952

About Alan Sparrow

Alan Sparrow has been Head of School at Rowland Hall since 1992. He came to Rowland Hall after eight years as the Upper School Principal at Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a Middle School Principal in Rochester, New York for four years and prior to that, spent eight years in the classroom teaching fifth through twelfth grades. Alan holds a B.A. in Psychology from Brown University, a M.A. in History, and a M.S. in Educational Administration from the University of Rochester.

While at Rowland Hall, Alan was the longest serving member of the board of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and served as President, Vice-President and Secretary of the Board. Alan has also been involved in various other educational associations, and regularly is asked to give presentations on independent school issues around the country.

You Belong at Rowland Hall


720 South Guardsman Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
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