Discover The Orchard School

Discover a Premier Private School in Indianapolis

The Orchard School is in its 96th year of successful student outcomes. We are a private day school in Indianapolis that serves preschool through middle school up to the eighth 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 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!

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List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Visits & Tours

    Daily personalized tours are available by appointment through the year. We will be happy to schedule a tour at a convenient time for you. Please contact Majella at mscheer@orchard.org  or 317-251-9253. Tours last approximately one hour. 

    OPEN HOUSES
    Visit Orchard during one of our open houses! Hear from administrators, see students in action and learn about Orchard's 96 years of progressive education. 

    October 25  |   6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    An Evening at Orchard: This open house is a child-free, complimentary event including hors d'oeuvres & drinks. Experience the best in progressive education and see where hands-on learning takes place. Register here

    November 30  |  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    View the campus, talk to administrators and see students in action. Register here

    January 25  |  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    View the campus, talk to administrators and see students in action. Register here


    There is no better way to learn about The Orchard School than to visit. We look forward to getting to know your family and hearing more about what qualities are important to you in a school. We look forward to meeting you!
  • Request Information

    Thank you for your interest in The Orchard School!

    Complete this form to receive an informational packet in the mail.

    We look forward to learning more about you and your family.
  • How to Apply

    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.

    Here are the steps for the application instructions.

    We look forward to receiving your application!


Virtual Tour of The Orchard School

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