International School of Indiana

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International School of Indiana
4330 North Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208
United States
School type International
Motto Effort, Respect, Responsibility
Established 1994
Closed No
Head of school David Garner
Grades 3YOP-12
Enrollment 600+
Average class size 14
Language English, French, Spanish, Mandarin
Hours in school day 8
Campus size 65 Acres (3 Buildings)
School colour(s) Blue & Orange
Slogan Watch Out For The Gryphon
Athletics Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Lacrosse, Track and Field
Athletics conference Pioneer
Mascot Gryphon
Yearbook ISI Yearbook

The International School of Indiana is an independent school in Indianapolis, Indiana.


The mission of the International School of Indiana (ISI) is to excel in providing a multilingual and multicultural education through a distinctive, internationally acclaimed International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, preparing its students to contribute successfully to their communities.

In 1994, a group of civic leaders saw a need to better prepare local students and the Indianapolis business community for the increasingly global cultural and economic systems they faced. In an effort to meet this need, they founded the International School of Indiana.

One of only six like-minded international schools in the United States, ISI offers students from Indianapolis and beyond an integrated International Baccalaureate curriculum that is fully transferable to schools around the world. The ISI curriculum not only gives students a valuable credential, but also imparts the problem-solving skills they need to succeed in the 21st-century economy.


The school campus is situated in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood of Indianapolis, with the majority of the facilities situated on 60 wooded acres north of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Grades 4 through 12 are located at 4330 Michigan Road, and pre-kindergarten through Grade 3 classes are held at the school's 49th Street building.


The school has an accredited IB Diploma Programme, Middle Years Programme, and the Primary Years Programme.

ISI is the only school in the Midwest where all of its upper school students participate in the full Middle Years Programme and International Baccalaureate Diploma programmes.

ISI's supportive, diverse environment encourages academic and personal achievement, emphasizing the core values of respect, effort and responsibility. Throughout their school experience, students will learn to:

  • Respect themselves, others and the school
  • Take responsibility for their own actions en route to becoming self-sufficient, self-motivated adults
  • Give their best effort, applying themselves to all that is required for the process of learning

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Student groups and activities include the Aid to Congo Project, Habitat for Humanity, Literary Arts Society, Model United Nations, an Oxfam banquet, student government, the Timmy Foundation, a vocal jazz ensemble, the Gryphon Voices choir, art club, yearbook and sports.[1]


  1. ^ International School of Indiana Retrieved April 15, 2011.

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Coordinates: 39°50′00″N 86°11′10″W / 39.83333°N 86.18611°W / 39.83333; -86.18611