Park Tudor School

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Basic Information

Address: 7200 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana
County: Marion
Phone Number: 317-415-2700
President: Gareth Vaughan
School Type: Private Independent School

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Additional Information

Accreditation: ISACS, NAIS
Founded: 1902
Ages/Grades: JK-12
School Setting:

Park Tudor is a private school located on the north side of Indianapolis on the grounds of the former Lilly Orchard - originally an early 20th-century apple orchard and country retreat for the sons of Eli Lilly, founder of the Indianapolis pharmaceutical company. Park Tudor's idyllic campus comprises 68 acres with multiple buildings and a variety of green spaces and wooded areas.

School Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
School Holidays: Park Tudor enjoys a one-week fall break, two-week winter break, two-week spring break, and summer holiday.
School Size: 940 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Tuition:

Junior Kindergarten (full day): $19,690; SK-Grade 5: $22,600; Grades 6-8: $24,080; Grades 9-12: $24,200

Financial Aid:

In 2020-21, Park Tudor awarded more than $4.1 million in financial aid and merit awards to 35% of our student population. The average amount of a financial aid award was $12,900.

Curriculum:

Park Tudor's challenging private school curriculum is carefully designed to progress sequentially from early childhood through high school.

Beginning in pre-k, the Hilbert Early Education Center feeds a young child's curiosity about the world through play-based learning and builds strong character. Elementary school students gather knowledge in many subjects as they build their resilience and independence. In the Middle School, students learn to take responsibility for their own learning and develop self-confidence.

The college-prep courses of the Upper School challenge students to bring strong character, bright minds, big hearts and the drive to succeed. Advanced Placement courses and special research opportunities like the Global Scholars program allow many Park Tudor graduates to have an insight into college academics before they even arrive on campus.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100
Support Services:

Park Tudor offers a comprehensive array of support services designed to assist students as they develop psychologically, socially and intellectually. Park Tudor counselors and school psychologists help students navigate the ups and downs of childhood and adolescence. They guide students on issues like conflict resolution and stress management, as well as guide the Advisory programs in the Middle and Upper Schools, and serve as a resource for the school's character development programs. Student Learning Services is designed to support students with diagnosed learning differences to achieve success. We also help students who experience general academic difficulties or challenges with executive functioning skills (work organization, time management, and problem-solving strategies).

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
School Championships:

In 2020-2021: Four state finalists (girls cross country, girls track, boys track, girls tennis); one state runner-up (girls soccer); two semi-state champions (girls soccer, girls tennis); three regional championships (girls soccer, girls tennis, boys track).

School Clubs:

Opportunities at Park Tudor go far beyond the classroom, giving each student a Park Tudor experience that is uniquely theirs to create. Students can participate in any combination of student activities and groups, including fine arts, travel and field trips, special-interest clubs, and athletic teams.

Uniform Guidelines:

Uniforms are required in the Lower School (grades 1-5); there are no uniforms in Middle or Upper School.

Admissions Deadline: JK-Grade 8: January 31, 2022; Grades 9-12: December 13, 2021
Mission Statement:

To create an inspiring college-preparatory learning environment, with exceptional educators and extraordinary opportunities, that prepares and motivates students to become balanced, confident, and resourceful lifelong learners.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: These foundational qualities guide our decisions in all areas of school life and exemplify our partnership with the community: Integrity: Park Tudor challenges our community to develop and practice the qualities of honesty, moral courage, and other elements of character. Intellectual Engagement: Park Tudor provides a broad and challenging academic program that inspires students and faculty through sustained engagement and helps them develop their passions and stretch themselves intellectually. Resourcefulness: Park Tudor fosters persistence, imagination, problem-solving, and intellectual agility to create confident and resilient lifelong learners. Respect: Park Tudor nurtures self-respect and respect for others and encourages a diverse and inclusive community that has appreciation and consideration for all. Responsibility: Park Tudor values personal accountability among all members of our community and challenges us to develop ethical standards in our thought processes, decision-making, and behavior.
School History: Park Tudor private school has been educating children since 1902. For more than 100 years, our ongoing goal has been to prepare students to be successful and compassionate citizens of the world. The history of Park Tudor School begins in 1902 when a remarkable woman, Miss Fredonia Allen, and a community leader, The Reverend James Cumming Smith, founded Tudor Hall School for Girls at 16th and Meridian Streets in Indianapolis. Miss Allen was the first principal; the Reverend Smith (formerly pastor of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church) served as the school's first dean. Fredonia Allen named the school after her mother, Ann Tudor Allen. Park School began in 1914 as The Brooks School for boys. When that school developed financial problems in 1920, seven Indianapolis businessmen purchased it and operated it as Boys Preparatory School. The School moved from its campus at 1545 N. Central Ave. to the former Carl Fisher estate on Cold Spring Road in 1923, and in 1929 the name of the school was changed to Park School. Both Park School and Tudor Hall were founded to provide the kind of education offered by Eastern preparatory schools of the era. The schools had operated country day school programs, and Tudor Hall also had offered boarding facilities. The students always enjoyed a close association, not only as participants in the programs of the two schools, but as neighbors. Both schools were first located near 16th Street — Park at Central Avenue and Tudor Hall at Meridian Street. Later, they occupied nearby campuses on Cold Spring Road. Park School moved to the current campus at 7200 N. College Avenue in 1967 on the former Lilly Orchard property donated by Eli Lilly Jr. and his brother Josiah K. Lilly Jr. The entire school, grades K-12, was housed in the current Lower School building, while Clowes Commons served as both dining hall and theatre. When Tudor Hall merged with Park School in 1970 to become Park Tudor School, the Upper School was built and a small gymnasium was added to the larger gym. In 1976, the Fine Arts Building and Frederic M. Ayres Auditorium opened. In 1988, the Middle School was moved from the Upper School building into a facility of its own. The Ruth Lilly Science Center was completed in 1989, giving the school a state-of-the-art science facility. The year 1992 marked the opening of the expanded gymnasium complex. The Lower School was renovated in 1997 and joined to the new Hilbert Early Education Center, which houses junior and senior kindergarten. In 2000, a new addition joining the Upper School to the Fine Arts Building and a total renovation of these two buildings, as well as a number of other campus improvements, were completed.
Programs and Services:

Signature programs at Park Tudor include Math in Focus, the American version of Singapore Math; STEM and robotics; Language Arts; Humanities; World Languages; Fine and Performing Arts; and the Global Scholars - a liberal arts program for Upper School students that is competitive with the best schools in the United States and abroad.