Fortune Academy (formerly The Hutson School)
5.00 (10 reviews)
Fortune Academy (formerly The Hutson School) Photo #3 - The back to school snow cone truck is the best!
- 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.
Fortune Academy (formerly The Hutson School) places among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for:
- Category Attribute
- Acceptance Rate Lowest average acceptance rates
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Extracurriculars Most extracurriculars offered
|School Type||Special 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
|Grades Offered||Grades 1-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorders, Expressive Language Disorders, Executive Functioning Difficulties, and other Language Based learning differences|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$50|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||hourly rate|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||97 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 17%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||24 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||4:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||5 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||ASL 3|
|Average SAT score||900|
|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||$19,000|
|Tuition Notes||All families receive tuition assistance. Additional assistance is available to qualified families if funds are available.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$5,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Vanessa Coles|
|Admissions Associate||Holly Simon|
|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.||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
- 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.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Indianapolis Grades: K-12 | 29 students
3535 Kessler Boulevard East Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(877)700-6516 4.8 K-12
- Carmel Grades: 4-12 | 96 students
1420 Chase Court
Carmel, IN 46032
(317)843-9500 9.7 4-12
- Indianapolis Grades: PK-12 | 115 students
10701 E 56th St
Indianapolis, IN 46235
(317)826-1160 2 PK-12
- Indianapolis Grades: PK-8 | 301 students
6950 E 46th St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317)543-4923 1.9 PK-8
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
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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