Indiana College Preparatory School

4050 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218
Phone: 317.914.5868



  • Serving grades K-8
  • College-preparatory curriculum
  • Fine arts & athletic programs
  • Free extracurricular activities
  • Free yellow bus transportation

2016-17 Academic Calendar 

Innovation at Indiana College Preparatory School

Our facility is strategically nestled in the United North East neighborhood, bounded by 42nd Street to the north, Shadeland Avenue to the east, 30th Street to the south and Fall Creek Parkway to the west. The United North East neighborhood was first developed after the construction of three railroad lines. Built in 1865, all three rail lines were part of the seven original lines laid down in the city of Indianapolis. This neighborhood has a long history of community service. Residents were very clear about what they viewed as strengths of the community. Churches were consistently rated throughout a survey given to residents as the number one community asset. Other strengths of the community included public transportation, seniors, schools, and location in the city. This area has great potential with its parks, the Monon trail, businesses and residential areas. Indiana College Preparatory School welcomes the opportunity to share our history and program with the larger education community of Indianapolis. We are a learning community open to innovation and willing to take risks in order to better serve our students.

Academic Excellence is Priority

Indiana College Preparatory School serves students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Indiana College Preparatory begins with a focus on achievement and excellence. We start by providing our students with a founding team of leaders and teachers who understand and believe in the transformation a great education makes in the lives of our scholars and their future. From the moment our scholars enter the building, we determine based on their achievement and available data what is the best way to teach our scholars and to drive instruction. With the goal of maximizing each student’s growth and academic knowledge our teachers are trained to analyze data regarding students’ past performance and current ability level to enhance classroom instruction, as well as use best practices in instruction to teach all students. Our leadership and teachers are continually developed as educators through weekly professional development and training.

Committed to Our Scholars' Futures

At Indiana College Preparatory School, we know that our scholars thrive in environments where expectations are clear and consistent on all levels. Our scholars are known — not only by their peers, but by the entire school community. We retain faculty and staff who love working with young people and who have the subject-matter and expertise needed to help them excel. We encourage our faculty to engage with them beyond the classroom – at lunch, during extracurricular activities, and in small group tutorials after school. The result is a culture based on mutual respect and concern. Our scholars will positively affect change in their local communities while making a contribution to our global society. We commit to having a deeper understanding of all our scholars, as individuals and as members of their communities.

Teaching Beyond the Classroom

Indiana College Preparatory School extends the walls of the classroom into the community. We do this through participation in service learning projects. This offers a variety of ways for each grade level to connect learning to community action. Beginning in kindergarten, we prepare our students for college and a lifetime of achievement, honor and service. Service learning enhances the educational experience of our scholars. To ensure that both scholars and the community benefit from their service, the activities will meet two criteria. First, the service will meet a real community need that is identified by the residents or representatives. Second, our scholars will be involved in selecting the community need and planning the service in a manner that enhances their experience. Scholars will have a much richer and more rewarding experience when they have the opportunity to solve problems that concern them, serve people they care about. Establishing effective partnerships among agencies, universities, businesses, government, and residents within the community is essential to having a successful program.

Dedicated to Indianapolis

Indiana College Preparatory is a new addition to the I CAN SCHOOLS Network; however, our model remains the same. Here in Indianapolis we have created a learning environment that sets high expectations for all of our students and encourages strong parental and community involvement. We are committed to providing every scholar with a rigorous curriculum, exceptional instructors, and extraordinary service opportunities. Join us in this journey as we work to strengthen neighborhoods and revitalize this city through education.

A Typical Day for a K-8 Student


Indiana College Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, creed, gender, athletic performance, special need, sexual preference, proficiency in English, physical or mental disability and academic achievement, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, creed, gender, athletic performance, special need, sexual preference, proficiency in English, physical or mental disability and academic achievement in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Additional Information


The school has adopted the State of Ohio’s policy for the use of positive behavior intervention supports and the use of restraint and seclusion. OAC 3301-35-15