Tindley Renaissance Elementary is an outgrowth of the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School—often referred to simply as “The Tindley School”—Indiana’s first-ever accelerated school.
The Tindley School opened its doors in 2004 in a former grocery store located in the Meadows, an urban neighborhood on the northeast side of Indianapolis. A charter school for students in grades 6-12, The Tindley School quickly garnered a reputation as one of Indianapolis’s most successful charter schools, earning the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award in 2010. True to its motto “College or Die,” the Tindley School has so far sent every single one of its graduates to a respected college or university.
In 2011, the Tindley Accelerated Schools was approved to open a second charter school, the all-male middle school Tindley Preparatory Academy. Soon afterward, it opened Tindley Collegiate Academy, an all-female middle school. Tindley Renaissance Elementary, serving both boys and girls, is the first Tindley elementary school.
While operating under the same accelerated model as the Tindley School, Tindley Renaissance is for boys and girls in grades K-4, with curriculum and teaching techniques designed to accelerate their learning while meeting their unique socio-emotional needs.