Circle City Prep is a public charter school in Indianapolis, IN. We opened in August 2017 with our founding Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms and will grow by one grade level each year until we are a Kindergarten through 8th grade building in 2024.

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Every child learns, every day.

College Prep Experience. We operate with the deep belief that every one of our students is college-bound and rich with power and potential to positively impact our world. We provide every student with the opportunity and supports to earn the academic transcript that will allow them to live up to this lofty expectation and the soft skills and personal character to live out their fullest potential.

Circle City Prep


Through excellence in academic instruction and character development, Circle City Prep ensures all K-8 students are ambitious, powerful learners and responsible, positive leaders on a path to college and a life of opportunity.

Circle City Prep

History & Growth

2017-2018 School Year

  • Scholar Enrolled: 72 Scholars (Kindergarten – 1st Grade)
  • Staff: 8 Founding Staff Members
  • Electives: Physical Education
  • Facility:

2020-2021 School Year

  • Scholar Enrolled: 212 Scholars (Kindergarten – 4th Grade)
  • Staff: 24
  • Electives: Physical Education
  • Facility: Purchased our school building to become our permanent home for all our Scholars Kinder – 8th Grade. In our first move to make our new house a home, we started a quarter million bathroom renovation for our K-2 wing. 

2020-2021 School Year

  • Scholar Enrolled: 262 Scholars (Kindergarten – 5th Grade)
  • Staff: 32 Staff
  • Electives: Dance, Spanish, Computer Science
  • Extracurriculars: After school clubs including, but not limited to, exercise club, crafting club, letter writing club, drama club, knitting club, Mathletes, tutoring, ProAct Indy, Cub Scouts, mentorship groups, and robotics club. Excursions to various locations in the city at least three times a year. School assemblies and activities such as Career Day, College Day, Holidays around the World, Special Olympics, Read-O-Ween, School Ofrenda Display, Black History Month Performance, Small Business Bazaar, Heritage Month Celebrations, and Community Potlucks. 
  • Facility: In addition to completing our K-2 Wing renovation, we opened our Intermediate Academy Wing (3rd – 5th) grade, Family Resource Center, and intervention space. Our school community came together to build our CCP Garden that will begin growing food for our FreshPrep kitchen in 2023. 
  • Authorization: In Fall of 2021, Circle City Prep was reauthorized by the Indiana Charter School Board for an additional 5 years, cited as one of the strongest schools in Center Township.

2022-2023 School Year

  • Scholar Enrolled: 330 Scholars (Kindergarten – 6th Grade)
  • Staff: 42 Staff
  • Electives: Dance, Spanish, and Computer Science.
  • Extracurriculars: Crafty Cats, Yoga, Flag Football, Movie Club, Tutoring, and more.
  • Facility: In September of 2023, we completed phase 1 of our Fresh Prep kitchen that will allow our chef and food service team a top of the line kitchen to make scratch-made meals daily. 

Circle City Prep


Our students have the DRIVE to excel!



Has personal goals in the short and long term and perseveres through challenges to achieve them.



Understands and leverages resources to achieve an outcome or advocate for self.


Operate with Integrity

Is honest and has a strong moral code, even when others aren’t looking.


Uses their Voices

Empowered to leverage their voice (written and oral) to advocate for self, others, and change in their community.



Approaches each day and new challenges with excitement and joy.

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