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Park Tudor School (9-12)

Private | 9-12 | 413 students

Our college preparatory program prepares students to become lifelong learners.
 
 

 
 

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Posted July 7, 2012

Hard to believe there is a better school anywhere. As an alumni, I recently enrolled my son in the Senior Kindergarten and had my expectations surprisingly exceeded. The personal involvement in the staff and older student body is very impressive. The teachers go above and beyond to ensure every student is keeping up with the materials presented in class. From JK-12, the school is a true community and spirit is felt by all. With this said, I will share with you the biggest draw backs, which include: limited enrollment, very expensive, and sheltered environment. When stating "sheltered environment," this can be viewed as both a positive and negative. On the good side, it virtually guarantees that your children will be in a safe, secure learning environment. The down side to this is, you are in a bubble of peace and harmony, which is not the "real world," where problems do exist. From JK onward, everyone knows that they will graduate high school and college. Some children may feel a bit slighted, if they do not come from affluent families, since many of their peers do. However, if you want the best educational experience for your children and you can get in/afford..go!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

highly disciplined and self-motivated students who accept responsibility for their work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

PT is great. My son started in SK and he is now a senior. The academics are fantastic, the faculty and staff are very caring and the grounds and facilities are impeccable. If there was any shortcoming I would have to say that the school is very traditional and does not welcome alternative lifestyles. Individual teachers are very encouraging but as a whole the school does not support the free-thinking, non-mainstream student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

Best high school in Indiana, hands-down. SAT Scores, college placement (my 8 best friends and myself all ended up at top ten colleges), AP scores, good athletics, awesome social life, great fine arts dept., and perhaps most importantly, the best teachers. Few schools can offer AP Art History teachers who actually go on archeological digs during their summers, or have AP World teachers who take students with them to Egypt and Jordan and China, or Spanish teachers that take students to nearby elementary schools to teach Hispanic immigrants English while improving our own Spanish skills. If you are willing to work hard and be challenged, go to Park Tudor.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2005

I currently have a daughter attending PT, and I think it's a wonderful institution! The quality of their academic programs is fabulous! Since they have small classes, the teacher can focus on more students and get more questions answered. Park Tudor also has many extracurricular activities, including art, music, drama, sports, book clubs, student council, newspaper and Panthers CARE. The parents of PT students are involved in a number of activities that go on in the school. That includes dances, lunches, special events, meetings, etc. I think Park Tudor is one of the best schools you could send your kids to. If you want the highest quality education for your children, ask about how you can enroll them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

Tremendous education focusing on the indivdual. Love the small class sizes and additional arts, music,Spanish introduced during early years. Great community feel with tremendous educational tools provided to teachers. Highly recommend this school to parents interested in providing the highest quality education for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Park Tudor has given my children the best education available....Anywhere! Not only have they learned the subject matter(which is beyond what is available in many schools) they have learned to think. They have learned who they are, what their strengths are and also where they are weak. Without exception, there is nothing but praise from me for this fine institution. As a teacher myself, I know that my children have received the best preparation for college available anywhere. Teachers have always been outstanding with their best quality always being that they knew my child. I have always been well informed of all progress, but more importantly, my child has been made aware. Each has become totally in charge of their education. As my oldest left for college I kept telling her how fortunate she was to have gone to Park Tudor. For the first two years she would po-po my statements. By her junior year, she agreed! If that is not proof of the pudding, I do not know what is!
—Submitted by a parent


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Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
85%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
4%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
3.2
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
28
This school
30
Recommended load

Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
94%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 2%
Black 7% 12%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Multiracial 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

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

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Park Tudor School
Other private and public schools
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Indiana University
Stanford University
Duke 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)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National AP Scholars (2013)
  • Presidential Scholar candidates (2013)
  • Numerous national academic awards (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Classical Greek
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: French, Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Matthew D. Miller
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (317) 254-2714

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Global Scholars
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Classical Greek
  • French
  • Latin
  • 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)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • CAFE Club (Cultural Awareness)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Cum Laude Society
  • DECA
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: French, Spanish
  • Forensics club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Booster Club, Multicultural Club
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • 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
School colors
  • red, white
School mascot
  • Panther
More from this school
  • Park Tudor School's exceptional educators and extraordinary opportunities prepare students to become confident and resourceful lifelong learners. The school community creates an inspiring college preparatory learning environment for highly motivated young people in junior kindergarten through grade 12.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Park Tudor School
Other private and public schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$18000 - $19000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Tax credits
Application fee
Yes. $50.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Indiana University
Stanford University
Duke University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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7200 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46240
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