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Shortridge High school

A Disciplined Mind and a Cultivated Heart are Elements of Power

Welcome to The Ridge!

As the only public high school in the state offering an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum to all students, Shortridge High School combines a commitment to rigorous academic inquiry and service – and make it accessible to all. With less than 300 students in each graduating class, we foster a deeply personal and supportive environment that embraces the cultural diversity of our students and the City of Indianapolis.

At Shortridge, we educate our students to think freely and equip them with all the critical tools and skills they need both inside the classroom and beyond our school walls. Our IB Career program creates a career-related pathway with in-depth study and real-world experience, while our IB Diploma program provides a robust college preparatory focus with coursework across multiple subject areas. All students study a foreign language and complete a capstone project or research paper, in addition to core coursework in the sciences, mathematics, social sciences and the arts. As a result of our students’ deep commitment to service, they must complete an average of 75 hours of community service to graduate.

We also boast more than 350 student athletes across 20 varsity teams, and 22 student performance groups ranging from choir, dance, orchestra, band and theater.

Varsity teams

Hours of community service

Student population

Latest School News

News From the Ridge!

Check out the latest information and opportunities in this week’s newsletter. Families should be receiving this newsletter in your email inbox. If you are not, please contact Jassarette Estrada at

College GO Week!

This week, students will be working on tasks in homerooms celebrating favorite colleges with a pennant design contest, providing opportunities to explore careers and the training needed for those jobs, and refining their goals for life after high school. Seniors can apply to Ivy Tech on Monday for free and ask admissions reps any questions… Read More »College GO Week!

Upcoming Dates

December 2023

Monday December 4Friday December 8

EVENT: Year 2 Language B: HL, SL and ab initio - IA recordings

Tuesday December 5

All Day
B Day
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Swimming @ Scecina, Shortridge, Attucks, Washington
Arsenal Technical High School

Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
Sport: Swimming
Gender: Coed
Level: Varsity
Location: Arsenal Technical High School
Opponent(s): Indianapolis Arsenal Technical High School

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Basketball (Boys JV) - Indianapolis Metropolitan High School
Indianapolis Shortridge

Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Sport: Basketball
Gender: Boys
Level: Junior Varsity
Location: Indianapolis Shortridge
Opponent(s): Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Basketball (Girls V) @ James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy
James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy

Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Sport: Basketball
Gender: Girls
Level: Varsity
Location: James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy
Opponent(s): James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy

Butler Writers

Seeking to empower and amplify the voices of high school students, Butler Writers is a collaboration between Butler University and Shortridge High School. Shortridge students can connect with Butler University undergraduate and graduate students at the Butler Writers Studio, a college-style writing center that is open to all Shortridge students during and after school.