Bus Tours

Bus Tours


The Mind Trust hosts a series of “Educational Bus Tours,” which highlight high-performing public schools in Indianapolis for parents, educators, and community members.

Each bus tour visits two successful public schools in Indianapolis to demonstrate innovative and effective techniques and practices in action.

Click here for information on our next bus tour. To see a sneak peek of a previous tour, click here.

Previous tours have highlighted:

  • Enlace Academy
  • Edison School of the Arts (IPS #47)
  • The Excel Center
  • Christel House DORS West
  • 100 Black Men’s Summer Academy
  • Horizons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School
  • Christel House Academy West
  • Global Preparatory Academy @ Riverside 44
  • PLA @ 93 – George H. Fisher School
  • Kindezi Academy @ Joyce Kilmer #69
  • Irvington Community Elementary School

  • Phalen Leadership Academy @ 103

  • Shortridge High School
  • Southest Neighborhood School of Excellence (SENSE)
  • Avondale Meadows AcademyExhibition
  • Cold Spring School
  • George W. Julian School 57
  • Tindley Preparatory Academy
  • Carl Wilde School 79
  • Christel House Academy South
  • Center for Inquiry 27
  • Herron High School
  • Gambold Preparatory Magnet School
  • Enlace Academy
  • Arlington Woods School 99Exhibition
  • Tindley Collegiate Academy
  • Rousseau McClellan Montessori School 91
  • Phalen Leadership Academy
  • Brookside Elementary School 54
  • Paramount School of Excellence

The tours have been a powerful mechanism for showcasing the work of excellent schools and showing leaders in the community what is possible in schools with the right conditions in place. Through these bus tours, hundreds have been exposed to the wExhibitionork of great local schools and have deepened their understanding of The Mind Trust’s work.

The tours are co-sponsored by the Indianapolis Public Schools, UNCF, 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, La Plaza and The Expectations Project.