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Redefining urban education

As a charter school in Indianapolis, Christel House Academy opened in 2002. In 2018 Christel House Academy South was recognized as a National School of Character. 

We need your support to continue our holistic approach.

School Profile - 2020 Statistics
  • Opened September 2002
  • Grades K-8
  • 491 Students Enrolled
  • 98% pass rate for third grade students taking I-READ
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About Christel House Indianapolis

Christel House Indianapolis is a network of learning centers supported by Christel House International. The centers, authorized by The Indiana Charter School Board, operate as public charter schools on multiple campus locations.

Christel House Academy South opened in 2002 on the Southside of Indianapolis with nearly 500 underserved students in grades K–8. Christel House Academy South was Indiana’s first charter school to receive the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform’s designation as a School to Watch, and was recognized nationally as one of 10 MetLife Foundation–NASSP “Breakthrough Schools.” Christel House Academy West opened in August 2014 on the near Westside of Indianapolis, and serves students in grades K–8. (Grades 9-12 will move to Christel House Watanabe Manual campus.)

Christel House DORS, an adult high school, is located on the Christel House South campus, at Christel House West and with a third site is located at IVY Tech North Meridian Center Building. 

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Last year I helped a little girl and I thought this is what I want to do in school.
-Dionne, Christel House student that created a mentor program for younger grades

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