Fortune Academy (formerly The Hutson School)

  • Fortune Academy , an ISACS,AOGPE and IDA accredited school, is designed to provide a multisensory environment using the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
  • All faculty members are trained under AOGPE guidelines.  The state's only training Fellow/AOGPE is a member of Fortune Academy
  • 68% of faculty have advanced degrees in special education, gifted education, learning disabilities, and reading.
  • Speech and Language Pathologists, Social Worker and part-timeschool nurse are also on staff.

Top Placements

Fortune Academy (formerly The Hutson School) places among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorders, Expressive Language Disorders, Executive Functioning Difficulties, and other Language Based learning differences
Year Founded2000
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$50
Summer Program Cost Noteshourly rate
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students97 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Fortune Academy (formerly The Hutson School) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size5 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesASL 3
Average SAT score900
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki or navy pants, white, green or blue shirt, plaid jumpers)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,000
Tuition NotesAll families receive tuition assistance. Additional assistance is available to qualified families if funds are available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorVanessa Coles
Admissions AssociateHolly Simon


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
3D Printing Club, Anime Club, Fantasy Football Club, Girls Club, Jump Rope Club, Lego Club, Robotics Team, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
ACT II Performers, Art club, Kidz Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club, Intramural soccer

School Notes

  • Students must have completed cognitive and achievement testing either from their home school district or from a private evaluator. Behavior/emotional disturbances must not be the primary diagnosis. 

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  • Indianapolis
    Worthmore Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 29 students
    4.8 miles
    3535 Kessler Boulevard East Dr
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
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    Midwest Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 96 students
    9.7 miles
    1420 Chase Court
    Carmel, IN 46032
    9.7 4-12
  • Indianapolis
    Grades: PK-12 | 115 students
    2 miles
    10701 E 56th St
    Indianapolis, IN 46235
    2 PK-12
  • Indianapolis
    Grades: PK-8 | 301 students
    1.9 miles
    6950 E 46th St
    Indianapolis, IN 46226
    1.9 PK-8
  • Indianapolis
    Grades: NS-8
    8.4 miles
    615 W 64th St
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
    8.4 NS-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
i kijed the review. i would like to speak with someone about enrolling my child. i can be reached anytime after 2pm monday thru friday. my name is shawana shelby and my number is 438-4405
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My name is Sarah and this is my first year at Fortune Academy. I am in the 7th grade and I love it. The teachers are so helpful and interact with you and spend one on one tie with you to help you. They are so kind and loving, and care about there students. When ever I am haveing truble my teachers are always there to help me. I always love coming to school every day. I always have a great experense.
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Fortune Academy has transformed my child from a nonreader to a child who reads beautifully! His confidence has soared. Worth every penny and we are here to stay!
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My son is happy going to school and is learning again!
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The Hutson school is the answer to a very long prayer. Our son is in his 3rd year and couldn't be happier. The administration and staff go above and beyond to meet the individual child's needs. They all work tirelessly to provide a nurturing , enriching, positive educational environment !! We are blessed to have such an amazing school here in indianapolis!!
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When wanting the best of the best of the best for your child is all that really matters to you as a parent, then having The Hutson School is all that is required. The professional approach to the needs of my son has been breathtaking. The academic standards that have been set forth by the amazingly dedicated facility is beyond any that will be found in the public system. When your child has been discarded by so many Hutson opens their doors and says "Really, well we will just see about that!" My son has a future because of Hutson. I am only sad that I did not find them sooner. I owe them so much that simply could never bee repaid!
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Our daughter has attended The Hutson School for the past 8 years. This school has met her every learning need. It is a state of the art education facility for children who have learning differences. Hutson has taught our daughter how to "learn" in a way no one else was able.
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Excellent academic programs. Faculty highly trained, professional, compassionate. A wonderful learning environment. A 5 Star School to be sure!
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I thank my lucky stars that we found The Hutson School. The teachers and staff are wonderful and truly care about every single kiddo. The head of school is the most amazing person.
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The Hutson School is excellent!!! The teachers are fabulous and have inspired my son as a learner. Dyslexia is no longer a disability but a difficulty that he is overcoming. If you have a child with dyslexia this is a must school to check out. Our son is happy, thriving and loves going to school. We couldn't be happier with our choice in The Hutson School.
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The average private school tuition in Indianapolis, IN is $8,267 for elementary schools and $10,816 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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