academic ministries

shep23When the Shepherd Academy began in 2000, we served 12 three- and four-year-olds. Today, we serve over 150 children in Pre-School through fifth grade. The Shepherd Academy provides our families a healthy alternative to area public schools, offering small class sizes, personalized instruction, and the ability to better meet each child’s academic needs. Additionally, each child receives a healthy breakfast and lunch – something many children in our area cannot count on at home.

Our school seeks to provide a loving and supportive educational environment where each child’s physical, emotional, academic, and spiritual needs are nurtured. We use a variety of faith-based curriculums to help ensure that our students learn to read and build a solid foundation for a successful academic career.

The Shepherd Academy includes:

  • Pre-School Academy: 3- and 4-year-olds
  • Academy (elementary): Kindergarten through fifth grade

For more information on our Academic Ministries Program, please contact Sonna Dumas at

Want to get involved? To volunteer with the Shepherd Academy, fill out the volunteer form and specify “Academy” to get involved.

Contact us

Shepherd Community Center
4107 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone: 317.375.0203
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