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2565 South Villa Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203

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(317) 788-1587
(317) 781-4759
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November 20, 2014
I unfortunately went to this school from 2nd -8th grade. This school believes in corporal punishment for literally every mistake a child makes. There's a lot of things that went on at this school that nowadays would land the teachers in jail. Such as duct taping the entire class' mouths shut and leaving bruises from paddling's. But my favorite memory was when we spent 2 fun filled weeks learning about exorcism. We had to endure cassette recordings of supposed exorcisms that would make an adult fearful. We were only 11 and 12 years old. I'm 40 years old and I still have issues with it. I have 4 children now, 3 that are still in school and I would rather die than send my children there. There's a reason the state only gives it a D rating.

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April 24, 2014
I believe that ALL the teachers, as well as the staff and volunteers care about each and every child enrolled in Baptist Academy. I attended Baptist Academy back in the early to mid 1970's. They had the same caring attitude then as much as today. The education is superb after coming from a public school. My child did not have any homework until the second semester while attending a public school. That to me was ridiculous since he was in first grade and just learning how to do everything academically, or at least he should have been. He has attended Baptist Academy for three years and we have had no problems whatsoever with either the staff or the academics. I would recommend BAPTIST ACADEMY to anyone looking for a quality, Christian education with caring administrators and teachers looking for the best in every student there.

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September 12, 2012
Exceptional caring school that my son loves. The teachers go beyond teaching and help students in areas they need it most and go the extra mile with them to help them succeed. My son is in 8th grade and this is his 2nd year at Baptist Academy. He has had struggles all his schooling, but BA helps students strive to their best. I couldn't ask for a better school for my son to go to. I feel so blessed to have found this wonderful school.

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February 05, 2011
The education students receive at Baptist Academy is exceptional! The teachers are caring and many go above and beyond the call. Our kids are learning and being taught to think! I love the fact that teachers will actually pray with students and spend time getting to know them.

- submitted by a community member

February 01, 2011
Very good school. My son went there, and the teachers were very caring, and tried hard to work with parents for any problems or concerns. Regarding the parent that wrote about her child being "duct taped", I find this hard to believe, and even if true, that teacher (the Pre-K teachers) are all gone now. If you are looking for a reliable, God-centered school this is a very good option.

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October 22, 2009
I am a 2009 graduate of Baptist Academy, and I can proudly say that, after looking back on who I have become, I don't wish I could've gone somewhere else. Every school has its faults, and BA is no exception. But BA is a great school, no matter what anyone says otherwise. Of course, it is taught from a Christian perspective, and therefore certain rules are enforced such as dresscode and behavior--but these rules are reasonable and are designed to help students behave professionally and respectfully. Each student is treated fairly and appropriately--the teachers don't show favoritism. The academics are great--because of my SAT scores, I was able to get more than 75% of my college tuition paid for--BA's curriculum and teachers had a great part in that. If you are searching for a good place to grow intellectually and spiritually/morally, I would whole-heartedly recommend Baptist Academy.

- submitted by a community member

October 17, 2008
They challenge my son and they have a good sports program. They don't let my son slack off.

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September 26, 2008
Our children have been at the school for 2+ years and have excelled as they have outstanding grades and score extremely high on the SAT10 and ISTEP. The teachers are excellent and view their work as a ministry. Classes targeted for gifted/talented students and a stronger vision for the future of the school would add to quality of the education.

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June 11, 2005
The teachers at BA are extremely dedicated and caring individuals. Often they go above what is expected to ensure that a child grows spiritually, mentally, and academically. Academic subjects are somewhat limited, as are subjects in the arts. Sports and extracurricular events are highly stressed, sometimes to the detriment of the students, as cliques are formed and often encouraged by faculty. Spiritual leadership is strong and focused, if somewhat biased and narrow-minded. Parental involvement is highly-prioritized.

- submitted by a student

April 29, 2005
I attended B.A. for a couple of years till i moved out of state. It was a great experience and a ton of fun. Everyone there is so nice to you.

- submitted by a student

April 12, 2005
My son is in k5 and prior to b.A. He was at a private sitter, since aug. Of 2004 he has learned so much, its amazing. He is learning about god which is great. He is in a disciplined atmosphere which i believe young children need to be able to survive in this day and age. The teachers are truly concerned about our children and their welfare. They take the time to make sure our children get what they need to succeed to the next level of education instead of just pushing them through to the next grade without making sure they have conquered their goals to succeed. I would be happy to tell any parent that this school is what our children need for guidance and the right path for life. Great job baptist academy!

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February 26, 2005
This school is a very high pressure environment for young children. While my kindergartner did learn how to read, he also developed a series of 'nervous' habits that we are still trying to correct. If you are looking for an iron fist to train up your child this is the place for you, if not: search elsewhere.

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February 19, 2005
I have two grandchildren who have attended BA since K4. They are now in 5th and 9th grade. I think it is the best school in Indianapolis. I love their Curriculum, and the teachers are awesome. They go all out for the children. They know each student, their problems, and try to help them every way they can. If they miss a day or test, it has to be made up and not forgotten. Yes, they are strict, and I know that builds character. They teach children about God, and to be honest,and follow God's rules. Keep up the good work BA! Grandma Betty 2005

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January 20, 2005
I have two children that attebd BA, my husband and I both are very happy with the school. Our children are in the K5 and the 1st grade. I worked on the PTF for a year and I learned so much in that year. You realize just how much those teachers do for such little pay. I am thankful for the teachers and the staff at BA. They care for each child. They all have a heart of Gold, and for Christ. My son has had some trouble understanding a few things, his teacher works with him and helped him understand. His report card this semester was awesome, spelling up 8pts and Math up 7pts. Thank you BA staff. Extracurricular act. Cheerleading for kids K and up (K-3rd grade on Sat.)Basketball same. Baseball, and Soccer.

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December 07, 2004
I was a student at B.A from grades pre k to 4th and I hated every moment I was inside that building. The teachers are sexist, boys have much more freedom than girls. Girls are not allowed to wear blue jeans because 'God doesn't like it' please give me a break. I felt as if I was being suffocated. If we spoke our opinions we would get in trouble for not agreeing with them I am now in an aweosme middle school and I am happier than I have ever been. In my public school the teachers care for me, they discipline us without supressing us. I wish my time at B.A was happier. We were not allowed to read Harry Potter because 'it is the work of the devil' I strongly disagree. I have turned away from God because of the suppresion. Thank you, BA for ruining my life.

- submitted by a student

November 11, 2003
My 2 boys go to B.A. They are in 3 and 5 and they are very well mannered and committed to learning their lessons. This is all credited to the teachers at B.A. They are great and they push the kids to do thier best. They dont let them get bored or play around. If they do not comprehend something then they offer help class after school. I would not send my children any where else!

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2003
My two children have been enrolled in B.A. since kindergarden- they are now in grades 4 + 5. The teachers are wonderful christian leaders and feel like family. The classes are small, and very well planned. The children are disciplined as needed, but not suppressed. The parents are very involved and committed to each child's success in academics. B.A. is the best school in Indianapolis!

- submitted by a parent

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Baptist Academy
2565 South Villa Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46203
(317) 788-1587
Last modified Baptist Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Baptist Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top