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Newcomer Program

We are a proud member of the Indianapolis Public Schools community, welcoming immigrant and refugee students in grades 7-10.

All Are Welcome.


Welcome to the Newcomer Program at Northwest Middle School. We understand that moving to a new country is a huge transition, and we are committed to making that transition as smooth as possible for our students. We cater to immigrant and refugee students who have recently arrived in the United States and are in grades 7-10.

With bilingual and multilingual staff, a literacy coach, and a parent involvement educator, we are well-equipped to assist our students in acquiring grade-level content while simultaneously developing their English language skills. Our program is not only about teaching; it’s about community building, connection, and helping our students acclimate to their new environment.

We are 100% ENL, with all of our students new to the US and having been here for less than one year. With a mission to foster English language acquisition and essential academic skills, our students are prepared for both college and career readiness. We promote values of safety, hard work, responsibility, respect, and kindness, under the guidance of Principal Kelli Lovingfoss.

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We just wanted to take a moment to THANK everyone for their immense support this holiday season towards our annual student wish list holiday project. Please enjoy! See MoreSee Less
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JOIN A COMMUNITY WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME

At the Newcomer Program at Northwest Middle School, we don’t just teach; we transform lives. We understand the unique needs and challenges of our students and tailor our program to support English language learners in every way possible. We provide essential resources like health care and legal support, develop community partnerships, and even offer adult ESL classes. If you or someone you know can benefit from our services, contact us at 317.693.5613 or visit us at 5525 West 34th Street, 46224. Join us in a journey of empowerment, growth, and success. Together, we create a future where all are welcome.