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Park Tudor School: Early Education Programs

Park Tudor is an independent school in Indianapolis, Indiana for children age 3 through grade 12. We provide an individualized learning environment where children are encouraged to explore opportunities, exceed expectations and expand possibilities. Small class sizes, a safe and caring atmosphere, and numerous extracurricular activities ensure that each child at Park Tudor receives a unique educational experience catered to his or her individual needs.

General Info:

Address: 7200 N. College Ave., Indianapolis
Phone: 317-415-2700
Website: parktudor.org


Q&A with Park Tudor School:

What makes Park Tudor unique?

Park Tudor’s small class sizes and individualized approach for all of students make the school unique; our students truly feel known by all of their teachers. At Park Tudor, great teaching and endless possibilities, all united by shared values, set the foundation for lifelong learning. In addition, as a pre-K through grade 12 school, our curriculum provides a seamless transition throughout elementary school to high school, preparing students for college and beyond.

What is Park Tudor’s educational philosophy?

Park Tudor’s Hilbert Early Education Center is home to our Junior Kindergarten (ages 3-5) and Senior Kindergarten (ages 5-6), a 3-year curriculum where young learners can play, create, learn and grow.

Our Hilbert Center faculty are dedicated professionals who understand child development and have created a curriculum based on “purposeful play.” Hilbert Center students learn through hands-on activities designed to develop skills and prepare them for what’s next — Lower School and beyond.

What is Park Tudor’s age/grade range?

Pre-K (age 3) – grade 12.

What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?

Parents must complete an enrollment application and student testing; details are available on our website. The regular decision application deadline for the Hilbert Center (JK-SK) is January 31, 2021.

What are the standard school day hours? Does Park Tudor offer flexible day/hour options? Is before/after school care available?

Standard school hours are 8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m., with a late start on Wednesdays. We typically offer before and after care until 6:00 p.m.; due to COVID-19 our after care is currently limited to single-parent households or households with two working parents.

How many children are in each class? How are children divided up?

In JK and SK, our student/teacher ratio is 7:1. Each class has both a teacher and instructional assistant in the classroom to provide a great deal of personalized attention. Classes are divided into JK1, JK2 and SK.

What is the teacher/child ratio?

Our teacher/child ratio is 1:7.

What are the teacher’s credentials?

Our Hilbert Center teachers are true professionals who understand child and brain development. Across the school, approximately 60% of our teachers have Master’s degrees.

Is parental participation required?

Parental participation is not required, but is typically welcomed. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, parental visitation and volunteer opportunities are limited. Normally, parents are welcome to visit classrooms, chaperone field trips, and get involved in school via the Park Tudor Parents Association.

How do teachers communicate with parents? How often do parents receive updates?

In the Hilbert Early Education Center, teachers communicate with parents in a variety of ways – emails, conferences, and via dedicated web pages where they post photos and updates from the class. We also have a private Facebook group for Lower School and Hilbert Center parents to communicate with each other.

Does Park Tudor offer support for students with special needs?

Park Tudor offers a comprehensive array of support services designed to assist students as they develop psychologically, socially and intellectually.

Park Tudor counselors and school psychologists help students navigate the ups and downs of childhood and adolescence. Park Tudor’s Student Learning Services provides resources to assist students to become self-guided lifelong learners.

Park Tudor’s approach is to truly get to know each student, and understand their strengths and opportunities for growth. With guidance from Student Learning Services staff, teachers can then tailor their approach to best assist each child.

Learning Services include tutoring services, instruction and assistive technology, and when determined appropriate, assessment and feedback.

How much time do the children spend outside?

Time spent outside varies according to the weather, but Hilbert Center students spend a great deal of time outside when possible enjoying their own dedicated playground. We also have a community garden and chicken coop that the children can experience.

Are meals and/or snacks provided?

Yes.

Does my child need to be potty-trained?

Yes.

What enrichment programs/activities are offered?

Typically, Park Tudor offers a variety of After School Exploration classes to Hilbert Center students. Classes cover a variety of interests – art and music, sports and athletics, technology, and more. Due to COVID-19, these classes are currently not being offered but will return as soon as it is safe to do so.

What are Park Tudor’s safety policies? What extra safety measures is Park Tudor taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The safety of our students is the top priority at Park Tudor. We have a full-time Director of Safety and Security, as well as the Meridian Hills Police Department stationed on our campus. All doors are locked during the day, and all visitors must register with our administrative assistants. During COVID-19, we have implemented various safety measures including mask-wearing by all students, faculty, and staff; social distancing; strict cohorting within classes; regular handwashing; and no assemblies or large gatherings.

Who should parents contact for more information about Park Tudor?

Beth Whitehead, Assistant Director of Admissions JK – Grade 3
[email protected] or 317-415-2774

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