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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 Emilia-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 Emilia-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.

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Interested in learning more about our program at IPS Butler Lab 55 for the next school year? We’d love to answer your questions! Join us for one of our upcoming tours. #indianapolispublicschools #butlerlabschool #reggioinspired #reggioemilia See MoreSee Less
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Need dinner tonight?? Join us for our Dine to Donate! Mention Butler Lab 55 for 15% of all proceeds today to be donated back to our school! #halfliter #dinetodonate See MoreSee Less
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Join us at Half Liter this coming Tuesday, September 19th for our dine to donate! Mention Butler Lab 55 before ordering for 15% to be donated back to support the school! #butlerlab55 #indianapolispublicschools #dinetodonate See MoreSee Less
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Our Reggio inspired approach is woven through learning in so many different ways. How the 100 languages is expressed varies from day to day, and classroom to classroom! #reggioinspired #butlerlab55 #100languages #indianapolispublicschools See MoreSee Less
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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!