International Program – Wellness & Character Development

The Indiana Academy has a proud history of educating well-rounded and exceptional student scholars. Activities outside the classroom are also very important. The Academy emphasizes academic excellence as well as service to others and the larger society. These activities further develop exceptional graduates, who are involved and competitive when they apply for university admission. All students participate in Character Development “Wellness” hours, and Service activities.


The Indiana Academy is committed to providing students with an environment that encourages healthy lifestyles. The Wellness program at the Academy operates from the standpoint that when any part of an individual is out of balance, it affects the health of the whole.

The Academy recognizes basic wellness dimensions that contribute to a healthy, well-rounded individual. These areas focus on the following categories: cultural, diversity, emotional/spiritual, physical, and vocational experiences. The Wellness program requires each student to complete fifteen (15) credits over the course of the two years at the Academy. These credits must be completed to fulfill a graduation requirement. Each semester Academy staff offers over 120 Wellness activities for students.

Academy School Service

Cooperative living and shared responsibility is fostered through the Academy Service program. A total of fifteen (15) Academy Service hours must be earned in service to the school. The average graduating class of approximately 150 students will complete over 4,000 hours of Academy Service.

Community Service/Volunteering

Every Academy student is strongly encouraged to participate in Community Service/volunteering in the local area. Community Service is a non-paid experience in an approved activity that is beneficial to others, the community, and society. The average graduating class completes over 6,000 hours of community service.

  • Hospitals
  • Humane Society/ SPCA
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Salvation Army
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Nursing Homes
  • Non-secular Facilities
  • Educational Outreach
  • Government/Social Services
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Schools
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Goodwill
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Zoos
  • Literacy Projects
  • Day Cares
  • Coaching Sports Teams
  • Physician Offices
  • Camps (as Staff Member)