The Indiana Academy is the state’s premiere public high school for high-achieving learners and those seeking a head start on college. The 2020 Niche Best Schools report ranked the Indiana Academy as the #1 Best College Prep High School in Indiana and our faculty are ranked #11 (out of 19,112 schools) for Best Public High School Teachers in America.
The Indiana Academy offers so much!
Education. Opportunity. Growth.
Our collegiate level, innovative classes are taught by nationally ranked faculty who are professionals in their fields, and all of our faculty have a minimum of a master’s degree — about a third also have their doctorates. Academy courses move quickly and cover topics in depth ensuring that Academy students are engaged and not bored with the material. Plus, our students typically earn a significant number of college credits!
At the Indiana Academy, education doesn’t end in the classroom. Our students develop important skills for lifelong learning and preparation for navigating a college campus — where to find things, how to advocate for themselves, time management, study skills, living with a roommate, and so much more — during their time at the Academy! We also provide numerous student life and extracurricular activities each week in addition to more than 50 student clubs and IHSAA sports.
Each year our seniors are offered millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid from top colleges and universities from all across the United States, including Ivy League schools. Be sure to check out where our graduates attend college!
Our alumni stay engaged with each other and the Academy long after graduation, and they regularly return to campus to share their experiences and advice with current students.
We also have an entire office, the College and Career Counseling Center, dedicated to helping students explore potential colleges and careers during their time here. Our two-week May Term also provides students with the opportunity to take unique courses, travel inside and outside the U.S., and even explore careers through apprenticeship programs.
We could go on and on about all the wonderful experiences and amazing growth that comes from an Indiana Academy education. Instead of just taking our word on it, here are a few quotes from some of our alums:
“The greatest value of an Academy education is not the paper they hand you at the end of your two years, though it is impressive on its own. It’s the intangible growth and lessons that those intense and memorable times give to you. It’s an experience no other school in Indiana that I know of can give you.” – Class of 2001
“Some people say college is the best time of your life; I would disagree. For the Academy student, there is no better time than the two years you get living with other motivated students, enthusiastic instructors, and lifelong friends. The Academy will teach you who you are, regardless of who you thought you were, and it will give you the tools to show you who you can become.” – Class of 2005
“The Indiana Academy is a place where learning becomes your life, and I don’t mean that strictly academically. This school allows you to learn about how to live your life independently, and that’s what a well-rounded education should provide — scholarly knowledge and most importantly, real life skills.” – Class of 2013
The best way to see all the great things we have to offer is to spend some time here! Register for a Preview Day to learn more about our admissions requirements and what it takes to apply. You’ll also have an opportunity to visit our classrooms, take a tour of our campus and residence hall, and speak with our faculty, administrators, and current students.
If you already know you want to take that next step toward a challenging and enriching future, you can get started on the online application now!