Redefining Urban Education

Christel House Schools is transforming lives in Indianapolis.


Who We Are

Christel House Schools is a network of public charter schools educating children and adults throughout the Indianapolis area. We provide a caring environment that engages students in meaningful work, teaching not just academics but also the social skills necessary for our students to thrive. Through education, we help foster community and connectedness between diverse families in our city and beyond.


Christel House Schools are currently closed and students and staff are working remotely until April 6th due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

On Wednesday, March 18th, Christel House Academy South office will be open from 10 am to 2 pm and Christel House Academy West will be open from 3-5 pm.for families to pick up three days of food supplies and paper copies of any work needed for the remainder of the closure. Please only have ONE person per family enter the building at the front office to pick up materials.

We will have additional pickup days for 5 days’ worth of food and back sacks on Friday, March 20th and Friday, March 27th from 3-5 p.m. at both campuses.

We have not had any students or staff report symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.  However, during this closure, we are having the buildings thoroughly cleaned to ensure everyone returns to clean and safe classrooms. Therefore, the buildings will remain closed and no one will have access to any other areas during the closure.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

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Our Schools

Our four schools are designed to meet the needs of the communities we serve. At Christel House Academy South, we use experiential learning in a student-led environment to help our students achieve their full potential. On the westside, Christel House Academy West is helping empower more students to become self-sufficient members of their communities. Students over 18 can earn their high school diploma at Christel House DORS, which offers flexible scheduling and resources created especially for adult students. And coming soon, we’ll offer even more options with our Christel House High School in Indianapolis.

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At Christel House Schools, we’re transforming lives every day through education, community, and experiential learning. We attract students from all across Indianapolis, and we welcome anyone to apply. Here’s what you need to know:

Enrolling at Christel House Academies South and West

The open enrollment period for runs from the beginning of January through March 31st. We also accept applications throughout the year. Reach out today to enroll your students.

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Enrolling at Christel House DORS

Christel House DORS helps adult students earn their diplomas, while accommodating their schedules. We enroll new adult students in August, October, January, and March.

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At Christel House Schools, we prioritize more than academics. Our teachers are encouraged to build relationships within the community, take time for family, and engage in professional development opportunities. Because of that, the work we do extends well beyond the lives of our students and also changes the lives of our teachers.

We expect a lot from the teachers. In return, we provide a generous benefits plan that includes health care, paid time off, and more. If you want to work at a mission-driven school committed to its students and its staff, we hope you’ll apply.

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Become a Teacher

Do you believe you can make a difference as an educator? No matter what your background, Christel House’s innovative IndyTeach program can provide the training and certification you need to become a teacher.

We believe that great teachers can come from anywhere. What they have in common is a passion and a commitment to help educate the next generation of learners. If that sounds like you, IndyTeach can help you transition into teaching.

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How to Apply

Christel House is changing lives, from our kids in K-12 to the adults we serve through DORS. We also change the lives of our teachers and staff, as our mission-driven school works to build diverse communities and relationships throughout Indianapolis.

Great things are happening at Christel House