A SENSE of Purpose

Do you wish you had a great elementary option for your kids? Or, are you looking for a middle school closer to home, with arts programs, advanced technology, and class options? A school that understands your needs and works with each family to provide a better future for their kids?

Located just south of Fountain Square, SENSE (Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence) is a free public charter school serving the Bates-Hendricks, Garfield Park, and local areas. SENSE provides a safe, supportive environment that's focused on working with your students to help them achieve their best.

A SENSE of History

SENSE was founded in 2003 as a K-3 school with the purpose of providing educational options for families living on the southeast side of Indianapolis. A lot has changed over the past 20 years, but the vision and passion of the school has remained the same.

Today, SENSE serves over 600 students ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school is dedicated to providing the best education possible for our kids through hands-on instruction, multi-disciplinary learning, highly qualified teachers, and structured after school programming, including award winning sports, robotics, Glee Club, tutoring, and various art clubs.

Robotics, Music, and Environmental Clubs at SENSE.

A GREAT Education - And More

At SENSE, we believe the arts are important in helping spark out students' curiosity and creativity. We think healthy minds mean healthier students. While some schools have moved arts, music, physical education, and STEM to the edges of their school experience, we embrace them at SENSE. Every student deserves a school that incorporates these critical subjects.

Enrolling Your Kids at SENSE

SENSE is free! We provide free school supplies, breakfast, lunch, and transportation. You can register your student online through our website or in person at the school. Like traditional public schools, public charter schools have open enrollment policies and cannot discriminate based on race, color, gender, national origin, religion, or ancestry,