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Academic Life at Tindley Prep

Tindley Prep is the first middle school in Indiana to follow the Accelerated Schools model, which empowers students through academic rigor and inquiry-based instruction (learn more about it here.)

The curriculum at Tindley Prep will focus on building scholar identity among students – a process that includes rituals, routines, academic award ceremonies, presentations, and one-on-one conversations. Students also take part in the following programs and activities:

Get Moving. Research shows that most boys suffer a decline in physical activity through their middle school years. We address that with a “Get Moving” program that introduces bys to activities including martial arts, yoga, table tennis, climbing, cycling, and more.

Mentoring. Working with organizations such as 100 Black Men, Kappa Alpha Psi and others, Tindley provides mentors to students. Each mentor is trained to help young men identify themselves as scholars, set goals, and plan for positive outcomes, both academically and socially.

Family involvement. We believe student success is based on both academic preparation and family participation. Therefore we ask every Tindley family to contribute 50 hours of family service per year (5 hours per month).  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or adult siblings of the student can contribute this service.

The best part? All students have the opportunity to attend our school on a space-available basis.  Students who apply after we have filled all of the available spaces will be put on a waiting list until space becomes available.