Fortune Academy (formerly The Hutson School)
5.00 (11 reviews)
- 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. Most teachers have advanced degrees in special education, gifted education, learning disabilities, and reading.
- Speech and Language Pathologists, Social Worker and school nurse are also on staff.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other school association(s)|
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
|Grades Offered||Grades 1-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dylexia/Language Based Learning Differences/ADHD|
|Total Students||100 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 20%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||25 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||4:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||5 students|
|Advanced Courses||ASL 3|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Khaki or navy pants, white, green or blue shirt, plaid jumpers)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$16,000|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition assistance available to 15% of student population|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$5,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Lori Jones|
|Total Sports Offered||6 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Cheering,|
Cross Country, Golf,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||14 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||ACT II Performers, Art club, Boys Club, Extreme Science, Games Club, Girls Club, Intramural soccer, Jump Rope Club, Kidz Choir, Lego Club, Public Art Club, Robotics Team, Student Council, Yugioh Club Art club, Boys Club, Games Club, Girls Club, Jump Rope Club, Kidz Choir, Lego Club, Robotics Team, Yugioh Club, ACT II Performers,|
Public Art Club,
- Students must have completed cognitive and achievement testing either from their home school district or from a private evaluator. Fortune Academy does not accept children diagnosed with PDD, Autism, or Behavior/Emotional challenges.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- IndianapolisGrades: K-12 | 58 students
3535 Kessler Boulevard East Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46220
- CarmelGrades: 4-12 | 96 students
1420 Chase Court
Carmel, IN 46032
- IndianapolisGrades: PK-12 | 115 students
10701 E 56th St
Indianapolis, IN 46235
- IndianapolisGrades: PK-8 | 278 students
6950 E 46th St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
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
- Posted by Parent - shawa
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - sjans
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!
- Posted by Parent - joand
My son is happy going to school and is learning again!
- Posted by Parent - corey
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!!
- Posted by Parent - Siste
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!
- Posted by Parent - carri
My name is Noah and I have been at The Hutson School since 6th grade. It is the greatest school I have ever been to. The teachers took time to see me and to teach me. I am going to go to college and become a teacher so I can help students just like the teachers at Hutson. Some of the best days of my life have been at The Hutson School, I never want to leave school!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - carri
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.
- Posted by Parent - gwenc
Excellent academic programs. Faculty highly trained, professional, compassionate. A wonderful learning environment. A 5 Star School to be sure!
- Posted by Parent - hseab
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.
- Posted by Parent - hvyht
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.
- Posted by Parent - pauls
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