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We are a proud member of the Indianapolis Public Schools community of schools serving high-ability students in grades 2 through 8.

Welcome to Sidener Academy for High Ability Students, where we recognize the unique abilities and aspirations of our scholars and provide them with a nurturing environment that allows them to thrive. Led by Principal Deryck Ramey, our school offers a robust curriculum through creative, hands-on learning experiences tailored specifically for academically advanced students.

Our commitment extends beyond classroom learning. We foster community involvement through partnerships with local businesses like Lowe’s Home Improvement and the AYS Program, as well as strong parent engagement. The upcoming IPS’s Rebuilding Stronger plan emphasizes our focus on high-ability students, bringing even more opportunities for growth and enrichment.

Join us in this exciting journey as we unlock the potential of tomorrow’s leaders. Welcome to Sidener Academy!

IPS Transportation Opt-In Deadline

In addition to the introduction of our new school zones, we are requiring families who desire transportation for the 24-25 school year to complete the Transportation Opt-In form provided by your student’s school. Please complete the opt-in process by July 1, 2024 (a separate form must be completed for each student). Special arrangements exist for… Read More »IPS Transportation Opt-In Deadline

IPS Student Technology Responsible Use Agreement

An integral part of Rebuilding Stronger is ensuring all students have access to the internet to assist in their course work for the 24-25 school year. The new Student Technology Responsible Use Agreement will ensure students and families understand the responsibility of working with and maintaining those IPS devices. The revised agreement will be in… Read More »IPS Student Technology Responsible Use Agreement

IPS 24-25 School Year Enrollment

Round 2 of the IPS enrollment window for the 24-25 school year is open through April 19 through Enroll Indy. Thanks to our Rebuilding Stronger Initiative, IPS has a variety of exciting options for students in Grades K-12. Our Middle School options and offerings include everything from music, art and foreign languages to early high… Read More »IPS 24-25 School Year Enrollment

Middle School Course Selection Information for Parents

5th-7th Grade Families The time has come for your students to pick their classes for middle school next year! Students will have the opportunity to choose their classes from March 3rd-March 20th. Please review the MS Course Selection Parent Document found here prior to those dates so that students are prepared to finalize their course selections by March… Read More »Middle School Course Selection Information for Parents

Upcoming Dates

February 24th – IPS Math & STEM Fair 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM @ Northwest Middle School March 3rd – 20th – 5th -7th Grade, choose next year’s classes Wednesday, March 13th – 4-8pm – Dine to Donate, Chipotle Broad Ripple March 6th – 5th – 7th Future Vikings Family Night 5:30-7:00 PM @Harshman Middle… Read More »Upcoming Dates


Sidener Academy is more than just a school; it’s a community of excellence and innovation. With clubs like Chess, Karate, Robotics, and Math Pentathlon, we offer our students diverse opportunities to explore their passions. Our special education services, 1:1 technology, foreign/world language instruction, and arts, media, and music programs cater to the holistic development of our students.

As part of the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), we are dedicated to providing the best for our students, teachers, and community. Join us in building a future filled with endless possibilities. Contact us at 2424 Kessler Blvd., East Drive, 46220, or call 317.226.4259 to learn more!