Enrolling in IPS
Welcome to the Office of Enrollment and Options! There are 30,000 reasons to choose Indianapolis Public Schools, and we hope that you are ready to join the IPS family!
Application Timeline (for both PreK and K-12 Choice)
- Round One: November 15-January 15, notification by February 15
- Round Two: January 16-April 15, notification by May 15
- Round Three: April 16-June 15, notified by July 1
- Open Enrollment: July 1-start of school
Enroll in your Neighborhood School for the Current School Year (2017-18)
Due to an overwhelming response for our PreK and Choice Programs, we are no longer accepting applications for the current (2017-18) school year.
To search for your neighborhood school for the 2017-18 school year, please reference our 2017-18 Boundary Map.
To enroll in your neighborhood school, go directly to the school or visit the Office of Enrollment and Options.
Note: to search for your neighborhood school for the 2018-19 school year, please reference our 2018-19 Boundary Map.
Hours of Operation & Location
The Office of Enrollment and Options is located at 120 E. Walnut St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, within the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services. There is free parking in the lot located in the back of the JMF Center.
Individuals that have questions about the enrollment process can contact us 317.226.4000, Option 2. Lines are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
IPS Diversity Statement
Indianapolis Public Schools is an equal employment opportunity school corporation which strives to deliver educational excellence, equitable access, and quality service to our students and families. IPS recognizes the educational and social value of human differences and their various forms. IPS is committed to an inclusive approach which affirms and embraces all aspects of diversity. We are strengthened by our unique knowledge, experiences, interests, hopes, challenges, cultures, traditions and families. We engage families as partners in education through trusting relationships built on culturally responsive two-way communication and mutual respect.
Recognizing our diversity, we are committed to equity in all of our work. We seek to allocate resources to eliminate discrimination and disparities. We strive to eliminate prejudice, bigotry, and intolerance and bridge gaps between and among our diverse students, families, staff and communities.
Our approach to diversity and commitment to fairness ensure that the students we serve are empowered to succeed in college, career, military and life.