The fifth class of Innovation School Fellows aim to help create, transform public schools in Indy

Top educators Tihesha Henderson, Kimberly Neal, Alicia Hervey, and Brandy Williams aim to design, launch, and operate new Innovation Network Schools in IPS.

Indianapolis' education efforts praised by national policy group

Progressive Policy Institute points to city’s Innovation Schools, charter schools as examples for others to follow.


Creating Great Public Schools for Every Student

Great schools are transformative. They improve the lives of the students they serve and create new possibilities for the communities where they are located. At The Mind Trust, we aim to help create enough great schools to ensure every student in Indianapolis has the opportunity to attend one.

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We strive to provide every Indy student access to a quality school.
Keeanna Warren and Scott Bess
Launching the second location of Purdue Polytechnic High School
David Spencer and Emily Pelino
Launching KIPP Indy High School
Tommy Reddicks and Kyle Beauchamp
Launching a pre-K-5 Paramount School of Excellence.
Nigena Livingston
Launching URBAN ACT Academy, a new middle school.
Aleicha Ostler
Launching Invent Learning Hub, a K-8 charter school
Amy Swann and Sajan George
Launching Matchbook Learning, a K-8 Innovation charter school
Emma Hiza 
Launching Thrival Academy, a study abroad school for grades 10-11.
Jacob Allen and Marie Dandie
Launching PilotEd, a sociology-based K-8 Innovation charter school
Indianapolis is the fourth best city in America for family choice in education.
Students enrolled in charter schools for four consecutive years close the achievement gap with state peers.
A great teacher not only improves students’ test scores, but also increases their chances of going to college.
Through its incubators, The Mind Trust is building a network of schools and nonprofits in Indianapolis.
In 2014, the Mayor's Office, IPS and The Mind Trust partnered to launch Innovation Network Schools in IPS.
The majority of principals of schools incubated by The Mind Trust identify as people of color.