Prospective Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of tuition at the School for Community Learning?
Full tuition is $6,500. We offer both discounts and financial assistance. We strive to eliminate family income as a barrier to attendance at our school. Learn more about tuition.

Is financial aid available?
Yes. We provide needs-based tuition assistance to families that qualify. We also accept Choice Scholarships. Many of our families apply for and receive both types of assistance. For more information, contact the main office at (317) 926-5812 or

Are students required to take tests to be admitted to the School for Community Learning?
No, there are no admissions or entrance tests.

What are the school’s hours? Is before or after-school care provided?
Our school day runs from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Our teachers run an after-care program everyday from 3:45-5:30. We provide a snack, homework and activity time, and outdoor play. We offer before-care at everyday from 7:30-8:15.

What is the average class size at SCL?
A typical class size is 18-24 students with a lead teacher and a full- or part-time teaching assistant.

Does the school have transportation service?
We do not provide transportation.

Does SCL provide lunch for students?
Yes, through a partnership with Second Helpings, we provide a hot lunch three times a week. This meal is free for all students. Otherwise, students pack a sack lunch.

Are there after school programs for students?
We offer after school clubs every year, although the offerings may differ from year to year. Previous offerings have included Robotics Club and Music classes.

How can I volunteer at SCL?
We welcome family members and other community members as volunteers at the School for Community Learning! Volunteers engage in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to) co-teaching Passions classes, assisting in the main office or classrooms, tutoring, prepping classroom materials, organizing field trips, and more. Check out our Volunteer page for more info.

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