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tindley13Tindley Summit History

Tindley Summit Elementary is an outgrowth of the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School—often referred to simply as “The Tindley School”—Indiana’s first-ever accelerated school.

The Tindley School opened its doors in 2004 in a former grocery store located in the Meadows, an urban neighborhood on the northeast side of Indianapolis. A charter school for students in grades 6-12, The Tindley School quickly garnered a reputation as one of Indianapolis’s most successful charter schools, earning the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award in 2010.  True to its motto “College or Die,” the Tindley School has so far sent every single one of its graduates to a respected college or university.

In 2011, the Tindley Charter Network was approved to open a second charter school, the all-male middle school Tindley Preparatory Academy. Soon afterward, it opened Tindley Collegiate Academy, an all-female middle school, and Tindley Renaissance, the network’s first elementary school.  Tindley Summit Academy, serving both boys and girls, is one of two elementary schools due to open in the Fall of 2014.  The other elementary school, Tindley Genesis Academy, will serve K-1 in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.

While operating under the same accelerated model as the other Tindley Schools, Tindley Summit is for boys and girls in grades K-3, with curriculum and teaching techniques designed to accelerate their learning while meeting their unique socio-emotional needs.  Tindley Summit will ultimately serve Kindergarten through 5th grade.