The Orchard School is in its 100th year of successful student outcomes. We are a private day school in Indianapolis that serves preschool through eighth grade (middle school starts in fifth grade). Our school has a commitment to advancing each student’s academic success, self-confidence, open mindedness, ethical character, leadership, and love of learning. Orchard provides a Progressive education with a focus on experiential hands-on learning. Our 43-acre wooded campus provides many outdoor learning spaces and a 27 element ropes course.
Private, Independent School with a Progressive Education
The Orchard School strives to provide students with a Progressive education, which includes hands-on learning, collaboration between teachers and students, and fostering of active citizenship. This approach to a student-focused education sets us apart from other traditional private schools. Each of our Early Childhood classrooms feature two teachers and 97 percent of families say they received a high-quality education from Orchard.
The Orchard School is also accredited by the Independent Schools Association of Central States and the National Association of Independent Schools. This ensures that we meet the high standards of these organizations. To learn more about this, visit our accreditations page!
If you're new to Orchard, please follow the link below. We would love to tell you more about our mission to develop and educate the whole child. Hope to hear from you soon!
OCTOBER 12th: Pleasejoin us on Thursday, October 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for the next Admissions Open House: An Evening at Orchard.
Mix, mingle, and stroll the halls of Orchard while experiencing the best in Progressive education. See the educational spaces where hands-on experiential learning comes to life and chat with teachers and specialists while indulging in complimentary wine and beer. Orchard's food service provider, FLIK, will provide appetizers from our scratch kitchen!
We would love to have you join us on campus for an admissions tour. Private tours give parents and guardians a more detailed look at our 43-acre wooded campus and can help you envision how your child can flourish at Orchard.
Click the link below, begin filling out the form, and you'll be able to choose a time slot.
VIRTUAL TOUR: Enjoy this VIRTUAL TOUR of Orchard! For the safety of our students, please bring your driver's license with you in order to check-in and tour the campus. Tours last approximately one hour. We look forward to seeing you!
Our goal through the admissions process is to help you determine if The Orchard School is the best educational fit for your child and your family. The Admissions Team is here to help you through this process.