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Colonial Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 161 students

We are best known for excellent academics in a safe, Christian environment.
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $191,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $790.

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5 stars

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2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
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Posted October 21, 2013

We love CCS! Our kids have thrived under the care of wonderful, caring teachers who really work hard to instill a love of learning in our students. We are grateful to have a quality Christian education option available to us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

The staff has such a genuine love for their students. My child is more than just a number. She loves Colonial Christian!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

My son has attended Colonial Christian for two school years. It has helped his confidence and desire to learn tremendously. I don't see bullying or popularity an issue. Each child is treated equally and with respect. The teachers are very hands on and there to teach. We are a family and my child's best interest is always number one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Colonial Christian School is the best school in town. I wouldn't even consider sending our son to another. They hold a high standard, but are very easy to work with. The students excel in learning to be independent and responsible. Moral is very good. Students work well together. Faculty are very approachable. Dr Suitor is a very strong and capable leader. We love Colonial!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Having 2nd generation students at CCS, we continue to be thrilled with the high caliber academics, fine arts, and spiritual education our children receive. They are taught by experienced teachers who love God and love the students. We feel so blessed to call CCS our children's school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

I have 3 children who are graduates of Colonial. Each received a solid education taught with a Biblical worldview. Each left Colonial with a strong foundation and each has excelled in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

We are so glad that Colonial is there for our three kids. We were homeschooling and decided to send our two younger kids to regular school instead. The teachers were very helpful during that transition of our kids getting used to a regular school schedule. My oldest child went to public school first. The bullying and bad attitude of the students there was too much for him, so he came to Colonial. What a big difference for him. The students in his class were so friendly and helpful. There is no bullying at all at this school. Disrespect is not tolerated. Colonial provides a very safe and secure environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

Our family is extremely thankful to have a school like Colonial that we can send our girls to. We have two lower elementry girls in the school and they've each entered school at different achievement levels versus their peers. It has been great to see and know that whether they are ahead of the average classmate or behind the average classmate they are pushed from where they are currently so that they continue to grow and excel. We are so thankful for the personal attention and training our girls receive that supports their accedemic growth. Above all, you just can't beat placing your little children in a place where the entire atmosphere is set up to help parents disciple their children to be like Christ. An investment well made and highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2012

Our son has been attending Colonial Christian School since January 2011. He has grown exponentially during his time in the preschool and will be more than ready to start kindergarten in the fall. He is already reading some words and learning Bible stories. He is a better listener and continues to improve each week. We have been more than pleased with the program, teachers and staff at CCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

We have 2 boys in the 5th and 6th grade who have attended Colonial Christian School since preschool. We are very pleased with the education they have received, the care and support of the teachers, and the way issues are handled biblically. The small class size allows time for individual needs and to challenge those who learn quickly. The administration is strong, aware of what is going on within the school, and takes time to know the families. There are written plans for future goals . Our boys enjoy school and learning, and are receiving and excellent education. Band, piano, and music lessons are an added bonus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

We are so thankful for the excellent education our 2 children have received at Colonial Christian School. Both of our children have attended since kindergarten and this year our oldest will graduate. We feel he is very well prepared for college as the curriculum through the years has been challenging and taught from a Biblical standpoint. Each and every teacher throughout the years has been helpful and encouraging to our children while being an excellent testimony in their own lives. We would definitely recommend Colonial Christian School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

I've been meaning to post a review for Colonial for a long time. Our kids have been going to Colonial for two years and it has been an exceptional experience. We were initially drawn to the small class sizes and Christ-centered teaching. But, what keeps us at Colonial is how loving and safe the environment feels. Our kids (PK and 2nd grades) know everyone and are warmly welcomed every day by friendly parents and teachers alike. They are challenged academically and growing spiritually as well. It's also a real plus that they can take music lessons during the day. And, we love the fact that as they get older, they will have the opportunity to participate in sports. If you are considering sending your children to a Christian school, you should definitely consider Colonial. I'm convinced it's the best value for private school in Indianapolis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

Acedemically superb! BJ curriculum is fast paced and demanding. Creates a real challenge for students and is a great preparation for the challenges they will face as adults in the market place. Teacher quality is above average. Many, but not all display a true passion for education and young people. Colonial does not offer the full range of athletic programs but that is ok with our family. We feel education is the primary purpose and Colonial students excel in the classroom. Parents must be involved with homework to help their students keep pace with the curriculum. Any other involvement is a plus for the students and faculty. Safety and discipline are outstanding and Colonial maintains very high standards. Overall, the dress code is a challenge since current styles in the stores don't fit the code but that is a small sacrifice for an outstanding education.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 82% 74%
Hispanic 1 7% 7%
Black 1 6% 12%
Multiracial 1 2% 4%
American Indian 1 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2 N/A 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1 0% N/A
Source: Manually entered by school official
Source: 2 IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 0%N/AN/A
Source: Manually entered by school official

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 93% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 7% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Christian Colleges
IUPUI
Purdue University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • State Champs IACS Girls Basketball (2013)
  • 1st Place AACS Nationals in Expository Preaching (2013)
  • 2nd Place AACS Nationals in Choral Group (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Kevin Suiter
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • AACS
Fax number
  • (317) 254-2840

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Analytical Thinking
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Class Officers
  • Honor Society
  • Journalism Class
  • National Honor Society
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue and Gold
School mascot
  • Cougar
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
163
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
165

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Tax credits
SGO Scholarship
Application fee
Yes. $50.
No fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Christian Colleges
IUPUI
Purdue University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 93%
Workforce - 7%
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8140 Union Chapel Road
Indianapolis, IN 46240
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Phone: (317) 253-0649

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