Personal thoughts about several of these schools may be found in the blog of G.B. Landrigan.

North Meridian Street is located amidst many of the finest educational opportunities offered in the Indianapolis area - many within walking distance from the Street.

Following is a list of schools both within the immediate neighborhood as well as other North Side schools often attended by area residents. It is not an exhaustive list. 



Butler University (Independent), 800-368-6852 - Nationally known for its academic programs, in addition to its basketball team, Butler's campus is a spot frequently visited by residents. Clowes Memorial Hall and the Schrott Center feature regular lectures, theatrical productions, and musical performances. Holcomb Gardens provides a wonderful sanctuary while the Holcomb Planetarium & Observatory is a hit with children and adults alike.

Christian Theological Seminary (Independent), 924-1331 - CTS is an ecumenical seminary providing four degree-level education courses, three dual-degree programs, a Doctor of Ministry program, and a PhD in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric. While the seminary is related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), students from a variety of religious traditions—including Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and non-denominational—attend the school.



Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (Catholic), 317.524.7050 - Founded in 1962, Brebeuf stresses college preparation in its high school program. Although it is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Jesuit order, approximately 50% of the student body is non-Catholic.

Cathedral High School (Independent Catholic), 317.542-1481 - Founded in 1918, Cathedral is a Blue Ribbon School award winner. Three instructional levels are offered-honors, academic, and college preparatory-as well as honors-level independent study in nearly all disciplines.

Center for Inquiry | Nicholson School 70 (Public Magnet), 317.226.4270 - School 70 adopted the Center for Inquiry magnet program in 2016.  Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Center for Inquiry | Bingham School 84 (Public Magnet), 317.226.4284  - One of the state's highest-ranking elementary schools, School 84 is a magnet program of the Indianapolis Public Schools.  Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Chatard High School (Catholic), 317.251.1451 - Founded in 1961, Chatard is an Indiana 4-Star "A" school primarily drawing from ten Roman Catholic Archdiocesan elementary schools.

Hasten Hebrew Academy (Independent Jewish), 317-251-1261 - The school seeks to foster academic excellence and knowledge of and identification with Jewish traditions. 

Heritage Christian School (independent Christian), 317.849.3441 - Offering programs from Pre-school through High School, the school "exists to glorify God through the discipleship of students and the pursuit of excellence in education with the Bible as the foundation and Jesus Christ as its focus."

Herron High School (Non-Profit Public Charter), 317.231.0010 - A classical liberal arts school named as one of the top high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School (Catholic), 317.255.5468- Named as a Blue Ribbon School over the years, IHM offers programs from Kindergarten through Grade 8

The Independence Academy (Independent), 317.926.0043 - Provides education for middle school and high school students with high-functioning autism and Asperger syndrome

International School of Indiana (Independent), 317.923.1951- A 3-year-old through Grade 12 independent school emphasizing multi-lingual education and a world view.

James Whitcomb Riley School 43 (Public), 317.226.4243 - Named for the beloved poet, School 43 offers programs from Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Merle Sidener Academy for High Ability Students (Public Magnet), 317.226.4259 - Regularly testing at the top of the state ISTEP examinations and a Blue Ribbon School, Sidener is the IPS elementary magnet school for academically gifted students.

North Central High School (Public), 317.259.5301 - Although located outside of North Meridian's usual district, many area students are enrolled at North Central but must provide their own transportation. North Central is a comprehensive high school offering the International Baccalaureate diploma as well as general academic studies. The adjacent J.Everett Light Center provides career and technical education.

The Orchard School (Independent), 317.415.2700- Founded in 1922, the school utilizes a progressive approach that emphasizes the individual student. Periodic emphasis is placed on interacting with the outdoor environment through traditions such as tapping maple trees for syrup. Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Park-Tudor School (Independent), 317.415.2700- Founded in 1902, the city's oldest independent school stresses college preparation while involving all students in the arts and athletics. 100% of all students attend college. Pre-Kindergarten through High School.

Shortridge High School (Public Magnet), 317.226-2810 - Ranked the state's 23rd best public high school by US News & World Report in 2018, Shortridge was the first public high school in Indianapolis.  Shortridge is now the home of the IPS International Baccalaureate program and the system's magnet program for the arts and humanities.  It is the alma mater of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Sen. Richard Lugar, and many other notable alumni/ae.

St. Luke School (Catholic), 317.255.3912- A Blue Ribbon School, St. Luke offers programs from Kindergarten through Grade 8.

St. Joan of Arc School (Catholic), 317.283.1518  - Founded in 1921, St. Joan offers programs from Kindergarten through Grade 8.

St. Richard's Episcopal School (Independent), 317.926.0425- Founded 1960 and open to students of all faiths, it stresses academics in the English day school tradition for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Sycamore School (Independent), 317.202.2500  - The school offers programs for the academically talented from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.

University High School (Independent),  317.733.4475 - Opened in 2000, University offers students a comprehensive mentoring program, a January Term devoted to creative and innovative learning experiences, and a daily community meeting that helps to foster a distinct school culture and a school community based on trust, respect, and shared understanding. 

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