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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


Check out the latest edition of the Shortridge Newsletter. Intent to return, transportation updates, academic deadlines, summer opportunities and more!

Sophomores Finalize Upperclassman Course Plans!

February 7th, 2024 – When you become a parent, the elders say, “don’t blink or you will miss it” ! Sophomore families, this is one of the times to keep your eyes wide open and lean into the course selection process for next school year. Coordinators have visited every Sophomore classroom this week to share… Read More »Sophomores Finalize Upperclassman Course Plans!

News From the Ridge!

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Upcoming Dates

August 2024

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Friday August 2

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Monday August 5

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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.