The Orchard School is in its 98th 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!
Join us on Thursday, October 21st from 6:30 - 8:30 PM for an "Evening at Orchard" CLICK HERE TO RSVP.
Stroll the halls and see the educational spaces where hands-on experiential learning comes to life and chat with teachers and specialists while indulging in complimentary wine, beer, and appetizers.
This event is for parents/guardians only and masks are mandatory. However, a portion of the event is outside and masks are optional in our outdoor learning spaces.
We can't wait to meet you! We hope to see you there!
The photos above are from our last Evening at Orchard (pre-pandemic). Please be sure to bring your masks!
A limit of two guests will be paired with an admissions representative and masks are mandatory. Please emailMajella Scheer ( email@example.com ) or call 317-713-5700 to schedule your tour today. We look forward to showing you our beautiful, 43-acre wooded campus!
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.