Admissions & Academics

Find out why Holy Spirit Catholic School maintains a top rating among east-side schools and why our commuity loyalty is unmatched.

Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Holy Spirit Catholic School.

Our current enrollment this year is 379 students. We are excited to welcome even more students next school year! The enrollment process for the 2022/2023 school year opened on January 31, 2022. The enrollment fee is $175.00 dollars for new families or current families who do not enroll prior to January 31, 2022. 

Explore our Enrollment Videos and hear what people are saying about their personal experiences at Holy Spirit.  

If you would like to visit our school, we will gladly arrange a tour or shadow visit. Please contact the school office at 317-352-1243 or by email psanchez@holyspirit-indy.org.

Thank you for considering Holy Spirit Catholic School for your child / children’s education.

Our Admissions Team

Academics

Holy Spirit Catholic school strives to meet the needs of the whole child!

We work with the Indiana state standards as a framework to build a dynamic curriculum that includes all core academic areas. Our school equally values the multiple intelligences of children that are demonstrated through the areas of religion, music, band, physical education, and fine arts. Holy Spirit’s Unified Arts team works with the classroom teachers to enhance what is happening in the curriculum to build connections beyond the walls of the school. Each grade level also has topics that build a foundation with a focus on STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, math) using resources such as Project Lead the Way. Together, we see children being better prepared to live out their faith in all walks of life!

Each Wednesday our school comes together for a school wide Mass which is lead by our students. In addition, there is a class Mass that homerooms attend in rotation each Friday. This provides a more personal time with the priests. The first Friday of each month is highlighted as a day of adoration in the church chapel. Classes all take time to have a special visit!

Our students also participate in “families.” These family groups are made up of students from multiple ages, to build relationships across grade levels, and share in special activities regularly. Once a month they attend mass together followed by a character lesson developed and delivered by our middle school ambassador leaders. The year ends with our families participating in our school wide field day!

All schools operated by schools and parishes under the guidance of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Education Grade Levels

We focus on our youngest community by having a specialized room for 12 month old to 36 month olds and two rooms for our preschool friends (3 – 5 year olds). These are small classrooms with focused attention on social emotional growth and academic exposure. It is a language rich environment with diverse sensory experiences. The preschool class age students also get to visit our Unified Arts team once a week. Our team of loving caregivers focus on meeting the individual needs of our youngest students!

In our primary classrooms we continue to focus on the early developmental stages of the whole child. We look to develop children’s fine and gross motor skills along with language, visual, and spatial abilities to strengthen their capacity to grow academically. Learning happens through small group and individual work focused on the high interest areas of our children. These are years highlighted with special occasions such as First Communion and Reconciliation.

At Holy Spirit we embrace technology and engage the role it plays in our daily lives by modeling through our classrooms. Our students’ one to one experience begins in 4th grade. Each student is assigned a device that students use to manage assignments and activities during the school day. Intermediate students enjoy moving from class to class for reading, science, math, and language arts. Their homerooms meet together for religion. This allows our students to address grade level specific content, student interests and model healthy relationships.

While all students participate in the Unified Arts classes, the 5th grade explores band. Students and parents select an instrument. They meet twice a week to practice and participate in an annual presentation. This allows students the opportunity to make an informed decision when choosing between band or choir in middle school.

Our middle school students begin to choose from a variety of leadership opportunities. Upperclassmen may choose to apply to be an ambassador. They participate in planning and delivering a character lesson to multi-age family groups. They may also apply to participate in our school’s student council which helps plan school wide events and service projects. Other options include National Junior Honors Society, Mother Theresa club, Annual Fund Dinner Theater, as well as our upperclassmen jobs within the school.

Students all participate in Unified Arts classes which includes band or choir, PE, art, and Spanish. These are in addition to their core curriculum classes which prepares them for their upcoming high school experience. Each student is assigned a device that they use to manage assignments and a school email for classes. Teachers communicate assignments, expectations and follow up through the iPad. Students are responsible for taking these devices home for the school year. The 8th grade even use their device to capture special memories for a recap of their class trip to Washington DC.

View Our Federal Report Card

See how Holy Spirit Catholic School compares in ISTEP+ and ECA performance compared with Indiana’s baseline for English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

Click here to visit the Indiana Department of Education’s Inview website for all the details.