Christ the King was a wonderful place for our family to land when we moved to a new side of town. Teachers and administrators are committed to providing an outstanding education for all children. We chose Christ the King because it felt extremely welcoming the moment we walked in the door for a tour. The student body is more diverse than many other north side Catholic schools. We appreciate that there are families from different faith and ethnic backgrounds. All socioeconomic groups are represented, yet everyone is down to earth, friendly and welcoming. The kids at Christ the King are kind to one another. They are learning to become young men and women for others as they focus on volunteer work and service to the community. The academics are outstanding. While we aren't a family that focuses much on test scores, we recognize that they are a valuable tool in assessing the overall quality of a school. Christ the King is an A-rated and Family Friendly School. No other Catholic school in the city has been granted both distinctions. Students seem to receive the right amount of homework to master the skills being taught in the classroom. Additionally, the faith component at Christ the King builds character, leadership, love and kindness in each student, regardless of religious affiliation. These factors have made it the perfect school for our family.
We moved our kids to Christ the King just last year. It has been a great transition academically and socially. We are so pleased with the academics and the quality of the student body. CKS families are incredibly friendly and we're just so glad we crossed paths with this great school. Highly recommended!
The teachers in K-5 are superb! They are caring and extremely dedicated to their students. They have high expectations but differentiate to meet every student's needs. There have been several new teachers at the middle school level over the last few years. The math teacher is highly effective!!! He knows how to prepare students for high school! The religion teacher is such a fine man and an excellent role model. The social studies teacher is also a super teacher. The other middle school teachers are new. They are young and eager! We have been pleased with them thus far.
The administrators are fairly new. This is their second year as administrators at CTK. They are doing an amazing job! The principal, Mr. Seib is a humble man who leads by example. He is a fine example of a man showing kindness, tolerance, innovative leadership, a family first attitude, and a goal to protect others and our environment. The vice principal, Mrs. W, is a dynamic young lady who inspires others to be at their best! She establishes superb rapport with the students and disciplines with dignity when necessary. I believe our new school leaders are going to make a great school even more phenomenal!
I feel as though the school does a nice job of assigning an appropriate amount of useful homework. My children are not given "busy" work. They are assigned homework which effectively reinforces what they are learning in the classroom. The Catholic school my children use to attend assigned a ton of busy work at the elementary level! This is NOT the case at CTK. In fifth grade the amount of homework increases to prepare them for middle school, so this is a homework heavy year. However, in 6-8 grade the amount of time spent on homework is reasonable and the work assigned is appropriate. It is so nice not to have my kids or their parents stressed over homework.
We moved our children to CTK from another Catholic school. This is our third year at CTK. We could not be happier about this decision! The transition was smooth! The community is very welcoming! My children are receiving a fabulous education from highly qualified teachers. They are sharing amazing service experiences with their classmates. This school does a fabulous job of giving back to the community and teaching students to live their faith. The size of the school is perfect! We have met so many down to earth families and have quickly become an involved family at this warm family friendly school! CTK was the only Catholic school to be named a Family Friendly School by the Department of Education. If you are looking for a smaller school which will prepare your children well for high school and welcome them, look no further!
Our oldest child attended Christ the King from Grades 3-8. She now excels at a private high school. We have two other children attending Christ the King currently. It is a nurturing environment with high academic standards, committed and caring teachers and actively engaged parents. It is a socioeconomically diverse school that welcomes students and families of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. The teachers know the kids by name and serve as excellent role models. The kids are kind to one another and enjoy being in school. Combined, all of this results in some of the highest ISTEP scores among north side Catholic grade schools. We're proud that the Dept. of Education calls Christ the King an A-rated school AND a Family Friendly School, the only Catholic school in Indianapolis to achieve both distinctions. Sending our kids to Christ the King is the wisest investment decision we've ever made.
Our second child to attend Christ the King was diagnosed last year with ADHD. This was a first-time challenge for us as parents. We asked for help and received support, from our son's teacher, the resource teachers, even the principal and assistant principal have been involved. We all worked together on an individualized plan to help our son succeed. The ADHD diagnosis doesn't vanish, and progress is slow some days, but it's comforting to know that the school is doing everything it can to be an advocate for our son and others who have learning disabilities. Both sides have committed to keep the lines of communication open.