Enrolling In IPS

There are over 30,000 reasons to choose Indianapolis Public Schools, and we hope that you are ready to join the IPS family!

Enrollment services can be located within the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services. There is free parking in the lot located onsite. Individuals that have questions about the enrollment process can contact us direct at 317.226.4000, Option 2. Lines are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

What are Choice Options

IPS Choice options are defined by a specialized curriculum, innovative themes and unique teaching techniques. Choice programs may encompass the entire educational offerings of a school, or may be defined as a particular curricular sequence or approach to instruction for a cohort of students within a school.

Enrollment in Choice Options

IPS participates in a citywide unified enrollment system run by Enroll Indy.  Families will complete one application, called OneMatch, to apply for all IPS Choice Options and IPS Innovation schools. This will ensure a simple, equitable, and transparent process that will help all families navigate the many school options they have in Indianapolis.

2020-21 School Year Application Timeline

  • Round One: November – January 31, notification by February 20, 2020
  • Round Two: February 1 – April 30, notification by May 21, 2020
  • Open Enrollment: first-come, first served through the start of school

Additional Resources

Enrollment in Pre-K Program

IPS offers Pre-K programs at many of our schools. A full listing of Pre-K locations can be found in the document linked below.

For the 2020-21 school year, IPS will continue to offer high quality, free, all day Pre-K. Families will be able to apply at up to ten different schools that offer Pre-K through the Enroll Indy Application Process.

2020-21 School Year Application Timeline

  • Round One: November – January 31, notification by February 20, 2020
  • Round Two: February 1 – April 30, notification by May 21, 2020
  • Open Enrollment: first-come, first served through the start of school

Additional Resources

Enroll in your Neighborhood School for the Current School Year (2019-20)

Here you will find helpful forms that will assist you with new enrollment, information verification and school transfers.

  • Change of Address: English/Español– Complete this form if you have moved and need to update your current home address.
  • Special Transfer: English/Español– Complete this form if you require a special transfer due to childcare, health/medical, safety/security or as an IPS employee transfer.
    • Must be taken to the Office of Enrollment and Options.
  • Residence Verification: English/Español– Complete this form to verify that a family (guardian and student) is currently living with another adult for the purposes of residence.
    • Must be taken to the Office of Enrollment and Options.
  • Custodial Statement and Agreement: English/Español– Complete this form to verify that a third party individual has custody of a student.
    • Must be taken to the Office of Enrollment and Options.

If you need assistance with

  • daycare transfers,
  • residence verification,
  • transportation issues,
  • special education issues, or
  • 3rd party custody

you will need to visit the John Morton-Finney Center at 120 E. Walnut St. where personnel will be available to assist with special circumstances.