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 Ready for the World Stage
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 Ready For the World Stage
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 is to provide our students with a world-class education that prepares them to be responsible citizens and effective leaders in a rapidly globalizing and interdependent world.

In 1991 an Indiana Humanities Council task force was established to address Indiana’s position in a changing world. The Task Force report, entitled Indiana in a Changing World – A Strategy for Action[1], emphasized the need for Indiana to:

  • Participate in the world community and world economy
  • Attract foreign companies and specialist employees
  • Make Indiana students more internationally competitive

One of the report’s major recommendations led to the creation of the International School of Indiana in 1994.

Since its founding in 1994, ISI has grown into a 3-year-old through Grade 12 school of more than 600 students. The High School and Middle School classes (and currently two elementary school classes) are on the Michigan Road campus near the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the early years and lower-elementary school classes are held in a 1940s schoolhouse leased from Butler University in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood.

One of six like-minded international schools in the United States, ISI offers an integrated International Baccalaureate[2] curriculum that is transferable to schools around the world. The ISI curriculum imparts the problem-solving skills students need 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 International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.

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

    • Lifelong learners
    • Balanced
    • Critical thinkers and creative problem solvers
    • Able to apply knowledge across disciplines to address complex issues
    • Effective communicators in multiple languages
    • Able to collaborate with others across linguistic and cultural boundaries
    • Individuals who value differences
    • Concerned for the wellbeing of others
    • Thoughtful stewards of the Earth’s resources

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.[3]


  1. ^ Indiana in a changing world: a strategy for action: a report of the Indiana International Issues Task Force. Indianapolis, Ind.: Indiana Humanities Council. 1992-01-01. 
  2. ^ "International education". International Baccalaureate®. Retrieved 2015-12-14. 
  3. ^ 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