IPS has over 45 elementary school options with different education models, grade bands and offerings. Visit myips.org/schools to learn more about each school!
Adelante @ Emma Donnan School 72 (K–8)
Anna Brochhausen School 88, An Exploratory School (K–5)
Brookside School 54, An Exploratory School (Pre-K–5)
Butler Lab School 60 (Pre-K–5)
Butler Lab School 55 (Pre-K–5)
Carl Wilde School 79, Center For Inquiry (Pre-K–5)
Center for Inquiry 2 (K–5)
Center for Inquiry 27 (Pre-K–5)
Center for Inquiry 70 (Pre-K–5)
Center for Inquiry 84 (K–5)
Charles Warren Fairbanks School 105, An Exploratory School (Pre-K–5)
Christel House South (K–8)*
Christian Park School 82, An Exploratory School (K–5)
Clarence Farrington School 61. An Exploratory School (Pre-K–5)
Cold Spring School at Marian University (K–8)
Daniel Webster School 46, An Exploratory School (Pre-K–5)
Edison School of the Arts 47 (K–8)
Eleanor Skillen School 34, A Montessori School (Pre-K–5)
Enlace Academy (K–8)*
Ernie Pyle School 90, An Exploratory School (Pre-K–5)
Frederick Douglass School 19, An Exploratory School (K–5)
George W. Julian School 57, Center For Inquiry (K–5)
George Washington Carver School 87, A Montessori School (Pre-K–5)
Global Prep Academy @ Riverside (Pre-K–8)
Herron Preparatory Academy (K–4)*
James A. Garfield School 31, A STEM School (Pre-K–5)
James Russell Lowell School 51, A Montessori School (Pre-K–5)
James Whitcomb Riley School 43, A Visual and Performing Arts School (Pre-K–5)
Jonathan Jennings School 109, An Exploratory School (K–5)
KIPP Indy Unite Elementary School (K–5)
Lew Wallace School 107, An Exploratory School (K–5)
Liberty Grove Schools @ Elder Diggs 42 (K–6)
Matchbook Learning @ Wendell Phillips School 63 (K–8)
Meredith Nicholson School 96, An Exploratory School (Pre-K–5)
Merle Sidener Academy 59, A High Ability School (1–5)
Paramount Online Academy (K–8)*
Phalen Virtual Academy (K–12)*
Phalen Leadership Academy @ George H. Fisher 93 (K–6)
Phalen Leadership Academy @ Francis Scott Key 103 (K–6)
Phalen Leadership Academy @ Louis B Russell 48 (Pre-K–6)
The PATH School @ Stephen Foster School 67 (Pre-K–8)
Washington Irving Neighborhood School (K–5)
Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58, An Exploratory School (Pre-K–5)
Robert Lee Frost School 106, A STEM School (Pre-K–5)
Rousseau McClellan School 91, A Montessori School (Pre-K–5)
Sankofa School of Success @ Arlington Woods 99 (K–6)
Theodore Potter School 74, A Dual Language School (K–5)
Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School (K–5)
William McKinley School 39, An Exploratory School (Pre-K–5)
* IPS does not currently provide transportation to these Innovation programs and parents should contact the school or Enroll Indy for more information about transportation.
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Q&A with Indianapolis Public Schools-Elementary Schools
What makes Indianapolis Public Schools-Elementary Schools unique?
At Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), we have excellent choices open to every student, in every school, in every neighborhood. Starting in the 2024-25 school year, families can choose from eight different educational models as well as dedicated elementary and middle schools.
IPS offers over 32 high school career pathways and advanced academic options at every high school, free breakfast and lunch, Pre-K and before and after school programs, extracurricular and club offerings, and over 100 community partners.
What is Indianapolis Public Schools-Elementary Schools’s age/grade range?
IPS Elementary schools range from grades Pre-K–5, with some schools also offering grades 6–8. Please refer to each school for specific grade offerings.
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
Enrollment is available through Enroll Indy (www.enrollindy.org). The IPS enrollment windows for the 2024–25 school year are November 1, 2023-January 24, 2024, and January 25, 2024-April 19, 2024. Results are released February 22, 2024, and May 16, 2024.
Do you offer financial assistance?
IPS students receive free breakfast and lunch, and transportation* within zones.
* IPS does not currently provide transportation to certain Innovation programs and parents should contact the school or Enroll Indy for more information about transportation.
What are the standard school day hours?
School hours vary per school, with start times ranging from 7:20 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. and dismissal from 2:10 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Does your school offer before/after school care? What about afterschool activities?
Pre-K-5 families will have the opportunity to access before and after school care starting in 24-25. After school activities vary by school.
Is there a uniform or dress code?
Please visit https://myips.org/students-families/uniforms/ to learn more about IPS uniforms.
How many children attend the school? How many students are in the average classroom?
The district has over 30,000 students. Classroom size varies by school.
What is the homework policy for Indianapolis Public Schools-Elementary Schools?
Policies vary by school. Please visit the individual school website for more information.
Does Indianapolis Public Schools-Elementary Schools offer support for students with special needs?
In partnership with students, families, staff and the community, the Indianapolis Public Schools Department of Special Education promotes the educational achievement of all students in a unified system.
The Special Education Department works in collaboration with teachers, parents and administrators to ensure that students with disabilities receive the appropriate instruction and support they need to achieve.
Special education and related services are offered throughout the district to students ages three to twenty-one.
For more information contact us at [email protected] or visit https://myips.org/central-services/unified-student-supports/special-education/.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Indianapolis Public Schools-Elementary Schools offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?
Through Rebuilding Stronger, every elementary school will have art, music, physical education, AND computer science classes. Extracurricular activities and additional classes vary by school and educational model.
What are Indianapolis Public Schools-Elementary Schools’s safety policies?
IPS has emergency preparedness and safety plans through the IPS Police Department. To learn more about IPS police, visit https://myips.org/about-us/ips-police-department/.
Who should parents contact for more information about Indianapolis Public Schools-Elementary Schools?
For more information about our schools, visit ww.myips.org or call 317.226.4000.