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IPS | Butler University Laboratory School 55

We are a proud member of the Indianapolis Public Schools community of schools serving pre-kindergarten to grade 8, transforming education with a unique Reggio-inspired program.


Welcome to the IPS | Butler University Laboratory School 55. Under the leadership of our Principal, Sarah Clark, we champion a project-based learning environment that fosters curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving. Our distinctive Reggio-inspired program puts emphasis on the whole child and uses a variety of languages like movement, art, music, yoga, and dance for learning.

We hold a strong partnership with Butler University College of Education, integrating best practices and enriching our educational approach. Our unique academic programs, such as Special Education services and STEM education, cater to our students’ diverse learning needs. We also take pride in our robust arts program and our active clubs, from Robotics to Drama.

Embracing our motto of “Inspiring children to transform the world,” we value our students’ unique contributions and inspire them to make a difference. We look forward to working in partnership with our families and the community to create an inclusive and stimulating learning environment.

It’s a very fun week at 55 with Nine13sports! See MoreSee Less
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Join us Friday for our Night of 100 Languages! 6-8pm! See MoreSee Less
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Don’t forgot to join us for our Dine to Donate tonight at Fat Dan’s! 4-9pm, dine in only! @fatdanssobro #dinetodonate #indianapolispublicschools See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow is our last General Meeting for the school year! Join us for updates about construction, Title 1 spring revisions, next year’s budget and voting in board members! We’ll see you at 6pm in the cafeteria! Food is provided and children are welcome. #indianapolispublicschools #ipsbutlerlab55 #reggioinspired See MoreSee Less
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TRANSFORMING EDUCATION, INSPIRING CHANGE

At IPS | Butler University Laboratory School 55, we believe in the potential of every child to make a difference. We are continuously innovating to provide an inclusive, stimulating, and comprehensive educational experience. Our community is our strength, and together, we’re making strides in academic achievement and personal growth.

As part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing our learning environment, we are excited about our facility updates planned for completion in 2026. These include new classrooms, a media center, a full-size gymnasium, and an expanded administrative area, ensuring our school is equipped for the future.

Join us as we continue to inspire children to change the world. Welcome to our community!