"St. Richard's is best known for producing exceptional outcomes."
Students enrolled 350
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
School leader Mr. David Amstutz
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33 East 33rd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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December 02, 2013
Enrolling my daughter in St. Richard's Episcopal School is one of the best decisions I have made! We are now in our 3rd year at the school. Words cannot express how pleased I am with the school, the learning environment, the teachers, and administration. I had plans to relocate outside of Indiana but I have reconsidered this decision because I want my child to continue her education at St. Richard's. My child enjoys learning and her abilities have blossomed and continue to grow. The school has many activities for the parents to be involved, some with the children and some for the parents without the children. These are wonderful opportunities to get to know the other parents. This adds to the special environment that St. Richard's has. It is more of a family community.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2013
I have had one son graduate from St. Richard's school and now have 2 other sons who are attending the school. The experience for us has been outstanding. Each of my sons has received an excellent education, has been appropriately challenged and most importantly, always encouraged to do their very best. I feel that they are well prepared for high school. They have strong values, developed a love of learning and become good people. I could not ask for me from a school - which is now my community. A very supportive parent

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2013
I have two daughters who have attended St. Richard's since they were three years old; they are now in Kindergarten and 4th grade. The school's faculty are the heart of this wonderful institution. The three key reasons that we chose the school for our kids are 1) its academic rigor, 2) it's emphasis on respect and values, and 3) its diversity. And we have not been disappointed. If you are looking at schools, I encourage you to take a tour of St. Richard's while school is in session - its essence speaks for itself.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2013
I have 3 children at this school and they all love it!! Small class sizes, caring teachers and a positive attitude to learning, makes this such a great school!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
My family loves St. Richard's! SRES (the teachers, parents, and students) create a triangle of learning. Each angle of the triangle pointing to opportunity. The parents are wonderful; involved, volunteering, supportive, helpful, friendly, and diverse. Administration works very hard, working with the parents/teachers/children, to a create an excellent learning and growing experience. SRES cares! And the school leaders care; about my family!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2013
I was looking at this website for high schools for my son and thought I would check out the reviews for St. Richards as he has been a student there since PreK. Seeing several really negative reviews that all have very similar tone/content, I suspect one disgruntled parent has an axe to grind, which is unfortunate. Here is my report for the school: Overall, excellent education by caring teachers and administrators. The kids are well behaved, but also nurtured. This is not a school for kids with learning differences or behavioral challenges. It is for top-performers who want to do well. Best strengths are MS faculty and gen. academic rigor. I am impressed with several aspects of Arts education (music), but not so much with art. English and language arts is second to none. MS French presents some challenges, but Latin rocks. In the same vein, history, current events and math rock! We are looking for a High School that embodies the education St. Richard's gave us, which is a lot to ask. One final note: you can be a high maintenance parent and have your kid thrive here. You can't be a jerk, though.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
We are new to St. Richard's but we love the school and community already! The school promotes excellence in academics and behavior, while creating an extremely friendly and nurturing environment. The community is supportive of students, but inclusive of parents as well. We love that 35 countries are represented, automatically creating a global focus. I am so glad I made this choice for my son! It doesn't hurt that "dragon school" looks a little like a castle as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
While I was concerned at first about whether my children would fit in due to their financial aid status, I quickly learned that the students, parents, and teachers at St. Richard s do not care about financial aid status. They care about whether your child is learning and growing, socially, spiritually, and in their education. There are almost too many benefits to St. Richard s to even list, but I am going to try. There are small class sizes; high expectations of students; opportunities to learn from mistakes; lessons in respect; friendship; a wide range of clubs and athletics in which anyone who chooses to can participate; world languages at every grade level; a wonderful lunch; a science lab with dragons, fish, turtles and chickens; opportunities for parents to interact with other parents and teachers outside of school; a fabulous music program; recess for all ages; field trips; gym and art; divinity and chapel; teachers who are not afraid to hug my child if she just needs a hug; middle school classes that rival nearby high schools in content and expectations; and most of all, my children have learned to meet and exceed those high expectations and have had FUN doing it!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2013
SRES offers a barely average, unimaginative education in cramped, outdated facilities in a dangerous neighborhood. It's lasted this long only because demand for private school seats in IPS exceeded supply. Most teachers have no advanced degrees. Some don't have teaching certificates. Language Arts instruction is weak. Students do far less required reading than their public school counterparts. There are few worthwhile co-curriculars. The school has long suffered from incompetent leadership. The current Headmaster, who was hurriedly hired, is unqualified. The Middle Division Head couldn't lead the way out of a wet paper bag. She commands no respect which shows in student behavior. Our children were shocked by the complete lack of obedience and attention in the classroom as compared with their other school. A great many students are far less mature and far more ill-behaved than peers at other schools. The reaction to parental dissatisfaction is feigned surprised, prevarication, and denial. Those who persistently demand improvement are silenced with threats, ostracized, or drummed out. All of the northside township schools are stronger, as are the other privates. Look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
SRES is not only an exceptional school preparing our daughter for the riggers of life, but also a community that has become our second family. We could not be any happier with our choice of schools and investigated several other private and public schools in our area before choosing St. Richards. Without question, our daughter is receiving the best foundation for her studies and personal growth that is immeasurable. We have never once regretted our decision.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
We have two kids attending St. Richards and have been parents at the school for 6 years. We believe the education is superior and and selected SRES for its value based education (5 pillars). If you are looking for a school, take a tour of the school and see what it has to offer. It is impressive!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
St. Richard's is a top notch school providing an excellent education along with strong values for individuals and the community to prepare my daughters to have an excellent future.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
In addition to a rigorous academic program, St. Richard's teaches respect and social skills that will benefit students for a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
My son studied sharks, built one on our kitchen table, did a speech to his grade about "his" shark, and today, he dissected one. The child is consumed with enthusiasm and we couldn't be more pleased. Great, great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
Terribly mismanaged The Head of School is attempting to bring on as many close friends as possible, as he has no experience with managing a school and is trying to surround himself with puppets and "yes men (and women)" for his agenda. He lacks an appreciation for the school's unique qualities, including "classic curriculum" and "faith". which are also this school's greatest assets. The staff feel hugely unappreciated and their thoughts and opinions are given no consideration. In fact, the Head has cancelled nearly every faculty meeting this year as he cannot face the staff and address their questions and concerns. In this administration, anyone who questions a superior is seen as complaining. The students are taught they can never be wrong, and they run this school alongside their parents and the aforementioned and largely inexperienced administrators. The students and teachers are fantastic but the current Head of School has no management experience and is only concerned about enrollment numbers--the current students and staff have no value. Everyone is concerned about this school right now, including the faculty, families, and students Stay far away until this Head is gone.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
St. Richard's has been absolutely fantastic for our two children, and we just can't wait to get the third one in the PK program. The school is truly dedicated to values and knowledge for a lifetime and challenges children appropriately to meet their highest potential.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2013
SRES is a strictly, in-flexible school. Their education program is based upon video learning and self guided work. The classroom numbers are small, yet the teachers cannot reach the individual child. The children are only successfull because the majority of the parents pay for private tutoring - their competitive nature. Many of the teachers are obusive and demeaning to the children. There is no room for individualism at SRES. The children are forced into a "one mold fits all" idealology with no room for individualism or creativity. SRES is not state accredited and does not have any test scores to demonstrate productivity. The new head of school has the same narrow-minded mentality. He has begun to "weed out" children who have been successful, yet do not fit the "brick in the wall" mentality at SRES. He is creating a mini "Park Tudor" including staff and students. BEWARE: bullying is rampant at SRES. The faculity and staff believe the children behave as angels unattended. Children who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or have non-verbally learning disabiliies will be victims of other children, teachers and administration.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
This school does a wonderful job of meeting children's individual needs. My daughter has been pushed to develop at her own pace. She is given individual attention, as the class sizes are relatively small. My daughter thrives at SRES. She looks forward to going to school everyday and even wants to attend when she is does not feel well. The teachers at this school do an amazing job and truly care for each student.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
S.R.E.S. is a truly unique establishment of 52 years. It is not a parochial school as the name might lead you to believe. It is an independent day school with a partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church. It embraces diversity with over 30 countries represented and a variety of socio-economic, religious, and family backgrounds. What does this mean for you and your family? It means respect, appreciation, care, and concern for each member of the community,and the ability to be a partner in your child/children's education. In order to create lifelong learners and instill knowledge and values for a lifetime, every member of the faculty works to meet the individual needs of every child with care and concern for the whole child. In addition to a rigorous curriculum and school uniform policy, it is enhanced with language, music, art, technology, chapel/divinity, school assemblies, athletics, leadership programs, and community service projects, just to name a few. The school community has a family feel. I know my child will not only be prepared for high school academically, but has also been strengthened in character and truly loved by his teachers and peers for the past decade.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
This is our son's second year at St Richard's. Our experience has been even better than we had expected it would be. The faculty and administrative staff go out of their way to make each student feel special. This morning the middle school literature teacher saw me in the hall and asked about my son by name and he hasn't even had him as a student yet. When you walk down the halls at St Richard you always see involved parents and caring teachers and a lot of happy kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
My son REGRETS getting older! The reason: I had to go to high school and leave SRES.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
St. Richard's is truly an amazing school. It offers a unique combination in Indianapolis of a faith based education which cultivates diversity and openmindedness in our children. I have never regretted a minute of the 11 years my children have attended there. The teachers genuinely get to know the students and their families. My son (currently in high school) is very proud of the education he received at St. Richard's and often hears positive comments from his teachers about how well prepared he was for high school. I am so grateful to have found this school for my children.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
St Richards takes such great care to stay to true to its mission: Knowledge and Values for a Lifetime. I might not be able to persuade you to attend with the few characters printed here, but I urge you to pay a visit to the school and take a quick tour before you make your final decision about where and how to educate your children (www.strichardsschool.org/about-us). St Richards has a classic curriculum with a progressive and inclusive global perspective. Its graduates are able to pick their high schools and go on to attend an impressive list of undergraduate institutions.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
We have 3 children at St. Richard's- spanning a wide range of grades- and continue to be incredilby impressed and happy about the level of education, support, and friendhip each of them receives from the school. The academics are challenging, but never overwhelming, and payoff in a huge way as showcased in different ways, including the fact that 100 percent of the school's 2013 eight grade class was accepted by their top choice of high school. The faculty and administration treats our kids- and us- with kindness and respect. There is a great feeling of community at St. Richard's which is wonderful especially considering the student body hails from all over the world and is very diverse both religiously and socio-economically. Not only are we, as parents, very pleased with the school, our children are, too- and their daily happiness and growth speaks volumes about the quality of education and care they recieve at St. Rishard's.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
This school in the near north side of the city is 52 yrs old and based on old British Day school. Therefore it has a classic curriculum that stresses art, music, behavior, academic knowledge, moral ethics and physical education. I cannot find a better blend of old teachings and modern living. I would highly recommend this to parents who want to raise smart yet compassionate and ethical human beings who know the need for helping others, being truthful and honest and repecting elders. These qualities are essential along with academic success to raise the bar of humanity. Tradition and culture are abundant at St.Richards and the ability to maintain them and yet be modern and cutting-edge iss something quite remarkable to see.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
There are far better schools so keep looking. The middle school environment is emotionally toxic. The school's "Five Pillars" are nothing more than words on paper. Whatever is taught at chapel, and we've never been told, is not on display in student behavior. Many teachers have no control over classroom behavior. Anti-social students who behave inappropriately know there are no consequences. Many high-achieving students are ridiculed and rejected by their peers. The administration and teachers have little or no knowledge of behavior mangement. Parents who are rightfully concerned are labeled and dismissed by the administration. The quality of instruction is subpar. The language arts program is a disaster. We have had to provide substantial home instruction in composition, grammar, usage, and mechanics. One of the foreign language teachers exhibits an obvious dislike of boys. The specials "curriculum" is a joke and a waste of the students' valuable time. PE is nothing more than free play. The music teacher cries in front of students. We've seen not a single art project of any merit. We will be leaving the school as soon as our children can be placed elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2012
This review of SRS is long overdue. My family s experience with the school was a painful one. This school is fine if you just want average quality of education and childcare service. SRS offers the "popular" curriculum in Language Art, Math and Science program. Unfortunately, the quality of education that my kids received was far below standard. Its private independence school status does not require the school to meet any standard established by Indiana DOE and no state standardized test is required. Kids who moved out of the school or graduates have to do a lot of things to catch up before they move into a new school or enter high school, especially in the area of math, science and language art. Music and Art it is nice to have them offered in school, but it is not a good program. I really hope the new Headmaster will bring the school into a brighter future. My advice that may save the school: (1) Provide regular training for teachers (2) Get rid of the old school administrators especially the Division Heads. Bring new people with better skills, attitude, and culture to the school (3) Listen to the families concerns.

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2012
Like many parents concerned about their child's education, my wife and I took the necessary time to interview schools in the area to find the right fit for our daughter. After lot's of visits, the unanimous choice was St. Richard's School. What we felt would happen to our daughter is actually happening before our eyes. Our daughter is blossoming into a confident young lady. The committment to classic curriculum as well as its approach towards developing young minds is an attractive feature of this school. A plus for me is that parental involvement is not only encouraged, it is expected. I have enjoyed the level of interaction with the teachers and have developed strong relationships with many of the parents. We all work together as a communty to help fostor the growth of our children. I am confident that St. Richard's is not only preparing my daughter for high school and beyond, but also helping her develop into a solid citizen.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
This is our first year at St. Richard's. I have been very impressed with the school, the teachers, the curriculum and the communication with parents. My children are being challenged to do their best work and they feel (and say) that their teachers care for them and have helped them do their best. The middle school teachers are extraordinary and I feel confident that my children will be very well prepared for any high school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2012
SRES is a magical place that encourages all children to grow mentally, physically and spiritually. Teachers here love their jobs and show their students the joy of learning. All 3 of our children began their years at SRES in Kindergarten and have continued to grow and mature with the dedicated staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
We have sent 2 children to St. Richard's Episcopal School, with our oldest graduating this year. It has been a wonderful fit for our children as well as our family. It is a academically rigorous school, with passionate and caring teachers. Our son will graduate this year with an excellent education and appreciation of the diverse world in which he lives.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
Best school I have ever been a part of. Great curriculum, excellent teachers. Passionate instruction.

- submitted by a teacher
October 07, 2011
The school leaders apply dual standards when treating students and families. Rules of Conducts and Anti-bullying policy are created in a way that gives teachers and division heads a very wide interpretation in the execution. Despite of concerns and reports from the families, the school retains the incompetent and problem teachers for many years. The curriculum is consistently changing for the worse. Quality of education is plummeting. Teachers accountability is non-existence. Parents are NOT partners in their children s education at St. Richard s School because the school leaders assume that they know what the best for the children. The school uniform represents the uniformity of the education and school life at St. Richard s. Due your due diligence before you consider this school. There are better performing private and public schools options in Indianapolis than St. Richard s School.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2011
Our eldest son joined St Richard's school 9 years ago for the pre-k 4 year olds program. From the beginning, St Richard's has been a great fit for him and us. Both our sons are currently attending, and we and the kids are all throughly enjoying the experience. We enjoy the smaller enrollment and feel our kids are getting a lot of attention. The diversity is great and the students are taught that differences are good. The head of school is really fantastic - approachable, bright, thoughtful and fun! The students,faculty and parents all seem to get along well with her. St Richard is a great experience for your children!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
St. Richards (SRES) was a wonderful environment for my children that truly prepared them with morals & values for a lifetime. The morals & values we taught at home were reinforced in this challenging academic setting. Overall, the teachers are outstanding & very engaging with the students in a small classroom setting. SRES is a school that truly embraces diversity (not only of race, but every aspect of dviersity) and tries to improve any areas of weakness once identified. The languages offered (French, Latin and Spanish) is truly an area that sets them apart. The overall academic rigor was challenging, but very well planned and structured. Upon successfully graduating from this program, these kids thrive not only locally, but also in boarding schools outside Indiana. The Head of School is very professional, but still approachable. She is a definite asset and is not afraid of making hard decisons. Parental involvement is also top notch. Parents are constantly involved in the life & spirit of this institution. If you seek challenging academic rigor, diversity, religious morals and values, strong leadership along with a nuruturing environment - SRES is the place for you!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
St. Richard's has been a great fit -- in different ways -- for our two children. Our oldest thrived in the SRES environment. The two-year kindergarten program attracted us to the SRES village. We wanted to find a strong full day kindergarten program to engage our son at an early age. We have appreciated the wonderful teachers and strong emphasis on academics. In addition, we fell in love with the "village" made up of committed parents. Ten years later, he left the school highly prepared for his (Brebeuf) high school years. Our second child is much younger and is also a graduate of SRES. Even though time had passed, we were pleased to find many of the same wonderful teachers offering an expanded curriculum. Our daughter has loved the 8th grade musical and friendships that she plans to keep for life. We think the organizational skills encouraged (actually ingrained in the program) during SRES middle school years are another school strength.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2011
We recently finished 16 years at St. Richard's. Each of our three children attended, one after the other, from preK through 8th grade. Each learned differently and had different interests and athletic skills, but each one was so happy there. As parents, so were we. Creative teachers welcomed parental involvement. It was fun to pretend vaccinate kindergarteners about to "travel" to study South America or to offer hands-on help for 4th grade shark dissections. We loved the early, fun instruction in French songs and speaking. As a family, we all enjoyed the French exchange program, a unique gem! It so paid off in their vocalubary richness and understanding that they studied a romance language which influenced so many English words. Students could switch to Spanish in middle school or deepen their French to high school level-- while learning Latin and winning against high schoolers at the state Latin convention. Their poise in public speaking and participation in discusions of whatever they study is incredible. We made lifetime friends among classmates, faculty and parents at St. Richard's. It's an investment whose payoff is visible ever after. Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2011
St. Richard's Episcopal School is a wonderful place for children to learn and grow in a positive, caring environment with high expectatons, excellent teaching, and strong support. St. Richard's systematically builds basic skills and knowledge -- analysis, research, writing, etc. -- that prepare students for secondary school and far beyond. Many teachers have mastered their subjects and inspire good thinking. St. Richard's was established to serve a diverse community and embraces its students and their families. The school and its students are connected to their urban community. The religious core of St. Richard's is tolerant, welcoming, and respectful of people of all faiths and philosophies. What a wonderful place!

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2011
St Richard's is the only private independent Episcopal school in the state of Indiana. Despite its "independent status", this is still a religious school because everyday life of the school activities revolves around the Episcopal church traditions. The broad ethnic diversity is possibly the main asset of the school, however this is not well embraced by the whole school community. The school uses "diversity" to solely promote the school without fully understanding what diversity means and treating the students and parents fairly and respectfully. Few of the teachers are outstanding and my child love them dearly. However, the school needs a lot of improvement in its curriculum along with teachers' and leaders' qualities. The resource is very limited too. For almost $14,000 a year per child, it was the biggest financial mistake for our family.

- submitted by a community member
June 25, 2011
St. Richard's provided an exceptional education for both of my children. The quality of education for a St Richard's eight grade graduate is second to none in Indianapolis. The academic experience was challenging for both of my children, but never overwhelming. Their education was broad based from science and math to english and foreign languages. Their exposure to latin and french early was a definite asset. Spanish is offered early as well. There is broad ethnic diversity that is not found in other Indianapolis private schools. There is genuine respect among the students, teachers and families at St. Richard's. There is a sense of community at the school that is very positive. The children graduate with a first rate academic education and a healthy sense of civic responsibility that I feel is unique among other Indianapolis private schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
I have a boy (going into 7th grade) and a girl (going into 5th grade) at this superb school. They are both doing really well under the leadership of their new head Ms Swenson. The family atmosphere of the school, the academic excellence and the proximity to downtown make this a GREAT choice for parents working in locations in the city. I can make it to my kids events even in the middle of the day occasionally. Above all else I see my kids have great preparation for High School, 9 out of 10 get their first choice and many get a scholarship. We love the St Richard's experience!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
I have sent my kids to St Richard's school for over 9 years and it has been an excellent experience. The new head is making real progress on many fronts to make this an excellent choice in the City. The academic strengths of the school have been great for us and we love the discipline they instill in all the students. I love the fact that the student body is small, diverse and have motivated friendly parents. In addition, although it is an Episcopal school, all faiths and nationalities are embraced. We highly recommend it too for working parents in downtown firms.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
Great Foreign Language (French since PK3 until 8th grade, Latin and Spanish in Middle School), Physical Education, Visual Art and Language Art program. Math and Science program needs improvement. Music program is wonderful but limited to vocal/choir and hand bell. Students, teachers and parents are the main assets of the school. Most teachers are great, some of them are exceptional. Parents get involved a lot in classroom s activities and school s events. School administration and current headmistress ignore students and the majority of families. Division Head s role main focus is mainly on students behavior, especially for Lower School. Students are constantly reminded about consequences if they misbehave in school. Curriculum - one size fits all. Students are expected to move in the same pace. This is not a right school if you have a gifted child.

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2010
We are about to send our third child to St. Richard s this year and, although the education is not cheap, we think it is worth every penny. They say the time to invest in quality education is during the grade school / middle school years, and our experience has affirmed this. The school's "classic" curriculum teaches kids, right out of the box, the fundamental building blocks needed for all future learning and advancement: reading, writing, math, science. Along the way, they learn logical reasoning and critical thinking, and develop an appreciation for the importance of analysis, questioning, and intellectual exploration. Also emphasized are personal and civic responsibility, and an appreciation for the diversity of the world inside and outside the school s walls. All of this is delivered in a positive environment in which every kid is treated with love, care, and respect.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
One of the greatest assets for students of St. Richard's is the other students (and families) there. While the curriculum is "classic" and somewhat demanding, there is a strong support system there and a nurturing environment. I once talked to the head of counciling at a very large public high school nearby that many SRS students go on to attend, and she told me that SRS graduates are consistently among the leaders in their school - in academics, arts, and community service (and in top college admissions). I was told that private high schools offered over $300K in academic scholorships to SRS students last year. No place is perfect, but SRS is a great school.

- submitted by a community member
July 06, 2010
We chose St. Richard's over other private and parochial schools that we were admitted, including Orchard and Park Tudor. The combination of academics, faith and values, as well as the structure, provides our children with an opportunity not replicated elsewhere in the city. We know our children would do well at many schools. The question we had as parents is what school would challenge our children academically in a warm and nurturing enviroment.? What Indianapolis schools have their middle school students study Latin as well as spanish or french? What schools have students studying subjects, in an age appropriate way, that is often a grade ahead then the other schools? And, the question for St. Richard's graduates isn't "which high school will I be admitted" but "which high school will I attend", given St. Richard's graduates are sought after . The school is a wonderful little gem.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2010
We have had three St. Richard's students in our family. Our two oldest are graduates and are doing very well at the high school and university level in very competitive academic environments. Our youngest child still attends SRS. The school offers a classic education based on faith-based values. As an Episcopal school, St. Richard's is open and accepting of all students and families and the diversity featured at the school is a strength we appreciate. The school features students from 18 countries whose families have moved to Indianapolis and who chose St. Richard's School. The school offers a significant amount of tuition financial aid to students who qualify academically and financially. St. Richard's has met all of our expectations as parents. " Knowledge and values for a lifetime" is not only a tagline but truly what we have experienced as parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
My daughter is a 2010 graduate. At St. Richard's she has been academically challenged and spiritually enriched. She was accepted to each high school to which she applied and each school was eager to enroll a SRS graduate. As a parent, I love the uniforms and the respectful manner in which students are expected to treat adults visiting the school. My daughter has learned time managament and self-discipline and leaves SRS well-prepared for high school. The current head of school is moving the school in the right direction and the faculty is the best in the city.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
St. Richard's has given my children excellent preparation. My son is leaving 8th grade this year with three years of Latin, 10 years of French, strong writing and math skills, poise and a love of learning. He was accepted at three of the city's most competitive high schools - he only applied to three, by the way. He even recieved a merit scholarship. I could not ask for a better foundation.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
My son attened St. Richard's for nine years he did wonderfully the first six, after that the quailty of their staff went down hill greatly I do not feel he recived the education he should have also staff (adm.)very petty and small mined not what you pay for

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 19, 2009
The school is great and certainly meets the needs of both of our children. The teachers seem very caring and interested in each of our children. We enjoy the parental involvement and exchanging ideas. Teachers welcome parents suggestions and comments. The administration seems to neglect parents and students especially the head of school and rely on staff to do the work. They have laid off or eliminated positions or combined positions, that create discord among teachers and certainly parents. Great school, poor leadership, I am thankful that the teachers and staff continue to keep it going, however I feel that a funding problem is in the future and could price itself out of the private school market.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 12, 2009
We have two children at SRS. Our son and daughter both love the school and the environment the teachers and staff provide. Our children are growing into independent and caring individuals. The traditions of the school are wonderful as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
Having experienced SRS as well as another highly ranked private school in Indianapolis, I better understand why SRS was not a good fit for us. Yes, SRS is a superior school, but everyone is expected to follow a very strict curriculum in the same (very traditional) way, at the same pace. No allowance for different learning styles. My son's confidence plummetted at SRS, performing much better now at new school. In my view SRS should become a girls' school, as there is little patience and acceptance for boys' needs to be active and hands-on. So much for commitment to diversity...

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2008
The teachers are some of the most caring and influential people you could ever leave your children with for eight hours a day; but if you can't afford over $13,000 per year (and rising) don't count on any help from the school even though during the admissions process they assure you that money isn't an issue!!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 12, 2008
St. Richard's School is by far one of the best schools that exists in the state of Indiana. It offers a classic curriculum, an openness to faith, it celebrates diversity and cultural awareness to ensure global readiness for students, it encourages civic responsibility and philanthropy, and teaches to the whole child including a phenomenal music, art, P.E., and foreign language program. The faculty and staff are the most patient, giving, caring, and creative bunch. St. Richard's has a strong sense of family and community. The students learn respect of each other and develop lifelong friendships w/ their peers, teachers, and the school itself. It is a top notch place to be.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
The resources are limited, and the approach is very much one-size-fits-all. For those who fit, this is a superior school. Not so much for the others. Having both a son and daughter, I would say that the school is not well suited for the average boywho requires activity and hands-on learning. Opportunities to be active are limited, and are the first thing taken away when discipline is needed.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
I researched private and public schools extensively on the N. side and found St. Richards to be the best. It is challenging & students learn to budget their time immediately. Ambitious and high ability learners thrive. It is superior to any Gifted and Talented program I've seen in public school. It is a caring and progressive community of bright and talented students. Rarely do you have a school with such diversity and high academic expectations. Hardworking students are not excluded as they would in some programs or schools. The work ethic is respected and promoted which is just one of many intangibles received from this school. We drive 45 minutes each way because there is nothing better. Students take French beginning in elementary. Music/voice lessons, art enrichment and sports programs are some of the after school activities. St. Richards is not your typical Indiana school. It is so much better.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
I personally consider St. Richard's School a wonderful environment for children to grow up in. I believe my children left with confidence as well as an unparalleled education.

- submitted by a administrator
December 07, 2004
ST. Richards is a school which needs major improvements in the educational field and the treatment of it's minority students.

- submitted by a former student
April 29, 2004
St. Richard's is an excellent school with great traditions. My sons enjoy the academics, physical education and their friends. Please take a look at St. Richard's School.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
This is a great school for kids in the middle. If your child falls on either side of the bell curve, i.e. LD, no or gifted (IQ above 130), no.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Richard's Episcopal School
33 East 33rd Street, Indianapolis, IN  46205
(317) 926-0425
Last modified St. Richard's Episcopal School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Richard's Episcopal School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 64 reviews.