Choosing the right educational environment for your child can mean the difference between having a student who simply endures school to one who really thrives there. If you're considering a private school for your child, Indianapolis has many outstanding possibilities to choose from. To help in your search, Indy's Child asked several local private schools to provide a brief description of their educational philosophy to help parents find the best match for their student. Indianapolis Private School Guide: Bishop Chatard High School Bishop Chatard, the Archdiocesan High School of the North Deanery, is committed to the education of the whole person. Students deepen their faith through retreats, liturgical celebrations and service projects, and develop their talents and interests through a broad spectrum of extracurricular activities. Bishop Chatard has an extensive Advanced Placement and honors program as well as general level courses and a wide-ranging academic support program. Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School prepares leaders with the intellectual competence, loving hearts, faith and social responsibility to bring about a more just and loving world. Students from all backgrounds and faiths are called to discover and cultivate the fullness of their God-given talents as a responsibility and as an act of worship. Cathedral High School Cathedral believes in the Holy Cross value of educating both the heart and the mind. Since 1918, Cathedral has been transforming students spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically to have the competence to see and the courage to act. Covenant Christian High School Covenant Christian High School provides an excellent, Christ-centered Education, equipping students for a life of scholarship, leadership, and service. Rated as an "A" school by the Department of Education and one of Indianapolis' Top Workplaces by the Indianapolis Star in 2015, Covenant's unique mentoring atmosphere is transforming students' lives. Guerin Catholic High School The education at Guerin Catholic High School is modeled after the philosophy of our Patroness, St. Theodore Guerin who said to "Love the children first, then teach them." Everyday students at Guerin Catholic are reminded to Lead with Humility, Serve with Love, and Trust in Providence. Heritage Christian School In 2015, Heritage Christian School celebrates 50 years of delivering academic excellence from a biblical point of view. The school provides an outstanding academic and spiritual environment for students in preschool through grade 12. Heritage students receive a Christ-centered education that encompasses everything from classroom learning to athletics and after-school activities. Faculty and staff are committed to mentoring students and training them to use their God-given abilities to serve the community and the world. Heritage students’ academic achievements are reflected in standardized test scores that consistently rank well above state and national benchmarks. International School of Indiana The International School of Indiana (ISI) provides exemplary education in a multilingual/multicultural environment through the distinctive International Baccalaureate program, preparing students to contribute successfully to their communities. ISI has the tools children need to succeed, including athletics, arts, language immersion, strong science and math, small class sizes and personalized curriculum. Legacy Christian School Students at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville are prepared academically and spiritually to become our next generation of leaders. With ISTEP scores among the top 20 schools in the state, our small class sizes allow us to emphasize excellence in academics, servant leadership, character development, and community service. Ninth grade will be added next year as we open Legacy Christian High School. Park Tudor School At Park Tudor, we create an inspiring college-preparatory learning environment, with exceptional educators and extraordinary opportunities, that prepares and motivates students to become balanced, confident, and resourceful lifelong learners. We educate students from JK - grade 12. St. Louis de Mont Fort St. Louis de Mont fort serves 470 students grades junior kindergarten through eight. Offering a rigorous, faith-based curriculum, St. Louis de Mont Fort has been recognized as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. Received an "A" grade and named a Four Star School by IDOE. Students enjoy strong sense of community with many opportunities to grow in faith, leadership and service. St. Richard's Episcopal School Since opening its doors in 1960 as the first integrated independent school in Indianapolis, St. Richard's Episcopal School has strived for diversity, community and excellence. Our mission is to instill knowledge and values for a lifetime through our Five Pillars for Success: Faith, Classic Curriculum, Leadership, Civic Responsibility and Global Readiness. Sycamore School At Sycamore, gifted learners find a home. It is important for our brightest students to have an intellectual peer group, and at Sycamore they find one. Attending Sycamore has a formative impact on young students that pays dividends throughout their lives. Rather than being "different" and feeling like an outsider, gifted is the norm at Sycamore, which allows kids to be themselves. The Orchard School At The Orchard School, our mission is to develop and educate the whole child. We are a non-sectarian, independent school, committed to advancing each student's academic success, self-confidence, open-mindedness, ethical character, leadership and love of learning. University High School University High School is an independent, college preparatory high school in Carmel, Indiana. University was established in 2000 using best-practice ideas from independent schools and colleges across the country. Our 290 students enjoy one-to-one mentoring, a unique January Term, a personalized college counseling program, and more.