Oldest Private Schools in Indiana

The average private school in Indiana was founded around 1968 (2024).
The oldest private school in Indiana is St. Paul's Lutheran School, founded in 1837.
Year Founded Range: 1837 1922 Avg. Year Founded: 1880

Oldest Private Schools in Indiana (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
St. Paul's Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1837
Grades: PK-8
1125 Barr St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 424-0049
Rank: #22.
Founding Date: 1846
Grades: NS-8
9400 Wicker Avenue
Saint John, IN 46373
(219) 365-5451
Rank: #33.
St. Paul's Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
Founding Date: 1847
Grades: PK-8
605 S Center St
Bremen, IN 46506
(574) 546-2790
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Oldenburg Academy
Oldenburg Academy Photo
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1852
Grades: 9-12
1 Twister Cir
Oldenburg, IN 47036
(812) 934-4440
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
St. John Evangelical Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1852
Grades: PK-8
6630 Southeastern Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 352-9196
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
St. Bartholomew School
St. Bartholomew School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1855
Grades: K-8
1306 27th St
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 379-9353
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
St. Peters Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1855
Grades: PK-8
7810 Maysville Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 749-5811
Rank: #88.
Zion Lutheran School
Zion Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(2)
Founding Date: 1858
Grades: NS-8
6513 W 300 S
New Palestine, IN 46163
(317) 861-4210
Rank: #99.
St. John Lutheran School
St. John Lutheran School Photo - Our 5th & 6th Grade classes enjoy Outdoor Education at Camp Lutherhaven!
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
Founding Date: 1859
Grades: PK-8
301 S Oak St
Kendallville, IN 46755
(260) 347-2444
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
St. John's Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1861
Grades: PK-8
1507 Saint Johns Church Road Ne
Lanesville, IN 47136
(812) 952-2737
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Union Bible Academy
(Christian)
(1)
Founding Date: 1861
Grades: PK-12
434 S Union St
Westfield, IN 46074
(317) 896-9324
Rank: #1212.
St. Peter's Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1863
Grades: K-8
719 5th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 372-5266
Rank: #1313.
St. Mary Continuation School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: PK-8
209 Washington St
North Vernon, IN 47265
(812) 346-3445
Rank: #1414.
Emmanuel - St Michael Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: PK-8
1123 Union Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 422-6712
Rank: #1515.
Trinity Lutheran School
Trinity Lutheran School Photo - Trinity Lutheran School - Indianapolis, IN. Celebrating nearly 150 years of education in Indianapolis.
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
Founding Date: 1872
Grades: PK-8
8540 E 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 897-0243
Rank: #1616.
Trinity Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
Founding Date: 1874
Grades: PK-8
30888 County Road 6
Elkhart, IN 46514
(574) 674-8800
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
St. Peter Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1880
Grades: PK-8
810 W Talmer Ave
North Judson, IN 46366
(574) 896-5933
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Trinity Lutheran School
Trinity Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1880
Grades: PK-8
891 S Linda Street
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-3147
Rank: #1919.
St. Lawrence Catholic School
St. Lawrence Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
(6)
Founding Date: 1881
Grades: K-5
2801 East 16th Street
Muncie, IN 47302
(765) 282-9353
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: NS-8
6318 W California Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
(260) 483-9371
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Zion Lutheran Academy
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: PK-8
2313 Hanna Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
(260) 744-1389
Rank: #2222.
St. John The Baptist School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: NS-5
323 Mill St
Tipton, IN 46072
(765) 675-4741
Rank: #2323.
St. Paul's Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: PK-8
8601 Harrison Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-6270
Rank: #2424.
St. St.anislaus School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1891
Grades: PK-8
1506 Washington Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 872-2258
Rank: #2525.
Culver Academies
Culver Academies Photo - An aerial view of Memorial Chapel and Lake Maxinkuckee. Situated on 1,800 acres of green hills and pristine woodlands, Culver's storied campus is home to three distinct leadership-development experiences: Culver Military Academy, Culver Girls Academy, and Culver Summer Schools and Camps.
(1)
Founding Date: 1894
Grades: 9-12
1300 Academy Rd
Culver, IN 46511
(574) 842-8300
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Cross Street Christian School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1902
Grades: PK-8
2318 W Cross St
Anderson, IN 46011
(765) 649-4141
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Park Tudor School
Park Tudor School Photo - Travel opportunities for students include trips to France, Spain, Uruguay, China, and cities throughout the U.S.
(1)
Founding Date: 1902
Grades: PK-12
7200 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 415-2700
Rank: #2828.
Highland Christian School
Highland Christian School Photo - Highland Christian School celebrates our 2022 Spelling Bee champions!
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: PK-8
3040 Ridge Rd
Highland, IN 46322
(616) 212-7413
Rank: #2929.
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
Our Lady Of Lourdes School Photo - Our Lady of Lourdes celebrates 100 years of educating the children of Indianapolis!
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: PK-8
30 S Downey Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 357-3316
Rank: #3030.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: PK-8
401 Monroe St
Monroeville, IN 46773
(260) 623-3447
Rank: #3131.
St. Louis Academy
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: PK-8
15529 Lincoln Hwy E
New Haven, IN 46774
(260) 749-5815
Rank: #3232.
South Bend Junior Academy
South Bend Junior Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1917
Grades: K-8
1910 Altgeld Street
South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 287-3713
Rank: #3333.
Cathedral High School
Cathedral High School Photo - Cathedral High School's college-like campus sits on 40-acres of woods and rolling hills.
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1918
Grades: 9-12
5225 E 56th St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 542-1481
Rank: #3434.
Bishop Noll Institute
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1921
Grades: 9-12
1519 Hoffman Street
Hammond, IN 46327
(219) 932-9058
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Holy Name Catholic School
Holy Name Catholic School Photo - In addition to a rigourous curriculum and individualized approach to learning, Holy Name is known for its wonderful arts program. Students in Grades 5 - 8 are invited to participate in Choir while Art Club, Drama Club, Guitar Club and Band are optional extra-curriculars that allow students to express themselves in a variety of ways.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: PK-8
21 N 17th Avenue
Beech Grove, IN 46107
(317) 784-9078
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Indiana average Private Schools founding year?
The Indiana average Private Schools founding year is 1968 for 2024.
What are the Private Schools with oldest founding year in Indiana?
The best top ranked Private Schools in Indiana include St. Paul's Lutheran School, St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and St. Paul's Lutheran School.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Indiana?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Indiana is Oldenburg Academy, with a year of 1852. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is St. Paul's Lutheran School, with a year of 1837.

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