School for Community Learning is a progressive, independent K-8 school in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our school was started in August 2012 by four teachers and 23 families who were committed to teaching freely and showing students how they could affect their communities. We have grown to a staff of 13 with 75 students. Our student-centered classes focus on meeting each child’s academic and social needs and passions. Learn about our teaching approach.
Our vision is to create a learning environment that empowers students to be active directors in their education and communities. We work together with families and communities to ensure each child’s success. Our goal is accessible education where no one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Because of this commitment, our school offers need-based tuition assistance and accepts Choice Scholarships. Donations and fundraising efforts close the gap in our operating budget.
Our mission is to discover, recognize and nurture the talents and gifts of each child, graduating students with the capacity, knowledge and social awareness to be actively engaged in their communities.
The following core beliefs guide our practice:
We are located in the Butler Tarkington Neighborhood, but our school attracts families from across the city of Indianapolis and the surrounding communities. We value having a community built on differences and similarities, on bridging gaps, on forming relationships.