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.  Click here to read the full report.

The Mind Trust forms partnership with national education school

Indy school leaders, click here to apply.


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’re located. At The Mind Trust, we aim to help create enough great schools so that 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.
Kelly Herron and Chrystal Westerhaus-Whorton
Launching Avondale Meadows Middle School, a college prep school.
Katie Dorsey and Janet McNeal
Launching Riverside High School replicating Herron High School.
Tommy Reddicks and Kyle Beauchamp
Launching a pre-K-5 Paramount School of Excellence.
Shatoya Jordan and Scott Bess
Launching Purdue Polytechnic High School, a STEM-focused school.
Shy-Quon Ely II and Brooke Beavers 
Launching a school producing exceptional academic results.
Nigena Livingston
Launching a middle school.
Emma Hiza 
Launching Thrival Academy, a study abroad school for grades 10-11.
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.