The Mission of St. Richard’s Episcopal School is to instill knowledge and values for a lifetime. St. Richard’s provides a timeless, challenging curriculum that embraces diversity while developing global citizens, socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually.
Faith - St. Richard’s embraces the tradition of intellectual exploration and discovery of faith found in the Episcopal Church. We encourage all students—whatever their personal religious background—to search for answers to challenging questions through an investigation of all cultures and religions, past and present.
Classic Curriculum - At St. Richard’s, we educate the whole student, promoting academic, emotional and physical development. Our curriculum reflects classic values—focusing on science, mathematics, languages, the arts and the humanities—but is executed with innovative tools and philosophy to prepare students for the modern world.
Civic Responsibility - At St. Richard’s, our sense of community extends beyond the bounds of the school. Community service and neighborhood partnerships are deeply woven into the school curriculum. All students at St. Richard’s learn not only to respect themselves and others, but also to embrace their responsibility to the surrounding community.
Global Readiness - Preparing students for global citizenship begins early at St. Richard’s. The school community is immersed in diversity—of faith, nationality and ethnicity. An award winning language program begins in PK-3, preparing our students in Grade 5 for a two-week exchange trip to France. Beginning in Grade 6, the language program expands to include Latin for all students with an option to take French or Spanish. With a curriculum that emphasizes cultures and events beyond our borders, St. Richard’s students are well equipped to experience the world.
Leadership - St. Richard’s prides itself in preparing the leaders of the future. Students in all grades learn to be confident public speakers through school wide performances and classroom presentations. Older students are role models for the entire school and traditions such as the 8th grade buddy program help to ensure a tight-knit community throughout the school’s hallways.
In 1960, Trinity Episcopal Church responded to a growing need for a school with high academic expectations that would serve students from diverse backgrounds in the city of Indianapolis. From the original kindergarten class of 18 students, it has grown to its current enrollment of approximately 350 students in grades PK through Grade 8.