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About This School

St. Richard's Episcopal School is a private middle school in Indianapolis. The principal of St. Richard's Episcopal School is Mr. David Amstutz, whose e-mail is dzmstutz@strichardsschool.org. 305 children attend St. Richard's Episcopal School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St. Richard's Episcopal School is 8:1. The Oaks Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 69%
Multiracial 3%
Hispanic 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 16%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    SRES offers a barely average unimaginative education in cramped outdated facilities in a dangerous neighborhood. It's lasted this long only because demand for private school seats in IPS exceeded supply. Most teachers have no advanced degrees. Some don't have teaching certificates. Language Arts instruction is weak. Students do far less required reading than their public school counterparts. There are few worthwhile co-curriculars. The school has long suffered from incompetent leadership. The current Headmaster who was hurriedly hired is unqualified. The Middle Division Head couldn't lead the way out of a wet paper bag. She commands no respect which shows in student behavior. Our children were shocked by the complete lack of obedience and attention in the classroom as compared with their other school. A great many students are far less mature and far more ill-behaved than peers at other schools. The reaction to parental dissatisfaction is feigned surprised prevarication and denial. Those who persistently demand improvement are silenced with threats ostracized or drummed out. All of the northside township schools are stronger as are the other privates. Look elsewhere.

  • (10 months ago)

    SRES is not only an exceptional school preparing our daughter for the riggers of life but also a community that has become our second family. We could not be any happier with our choice of schools and investigated several other private and public schools in our area before choosing St. Richards. Without question our daughter is receiving the best foundation for her studies and personal growth that is immeasurable. We have never once regretted our decision.

  • (10 months ago)

    We have two kids attending St. Richards and have been parents at the school for 6 years. We believe the education is superior and and selected SRES for its value based education (5 pillars). If you are looking for a school take a tour of the school and see what it has to offer. It is impressive!

  • (10 months ago)

    St. Richard's is a top notch school providing an excellent education along with strong values for individuals and the community to prepare my daughters to have an excellent future.

  • (10 months ago)

    In addition to a rigorous academic program St. Richard's teaches respect and social skills that will benefit students for a lifetime.

  • (11 months ago)

    My son studied sharks built one on our kitchen table did a speech to his grade about "his" shark and today he dissected one. The child is consumed with enthusiasm and we couldn't be more pleased. Great great school.

  • (11 months ago)

    Terribly mismanaged The Head of School is attempting to bring on as many close friends as possible as he has no experience with managing a school and is trying to surround himself with puppets and "yes men (and women)" for his agenda. He lacks an appreciation for the school's unique qualities including "classic curriculum" and "faith". which are also this school's greatest assets. The staff feel hugely unappreciated and their thoughts and opinions are given no consideration. In fact the Head has cancelled nearly every faculty meeting this year as he cannot face the staff and address their questions and concerns. In this administration anyone who questions a superior is seen as complaining. The students are taught they can never be wrong and they run this school alongside their parents and the aforementioned and largely inexperienced administrators. The students and teachers are fantastic but the current Head of School has no management experience and is only concerned about enrollment numbers--the current students and staff have no value. Everyone is concerned about this school right now including the faculty families and students Stay far away until this Head is gone.

  • (11 months ago)

    St. Richard's has been absolutely fantastic for our two children and we just can't wait to get the third one in the PK program. The school is truly dedicated to values and knowledge for a lifetime and challenges children appropriately to meet their highest potential.

  • (1 year ago)

    SRES is a strictly in-flexible school. Their education program is based upon video learning and self guided work. The classroom numbers are small yet the teachers cannot reach the individual child. The children are only successfull because the majority of the parents pay for private tutoring - their competitive nature. Many of the teachers are obusive and demeaning to the children. There is no room for individualism at SRES. The children are forced into a "one mold fits all" idealology with no room for individualism or creativity. SRES is not state accredited and does not have any test scores to demonstrate productivity. The new head of school has the same narrow-minded mentality. He has begun to "weed out" children who have been successful yet do not fit the "brick in the wall" mentality at SRES. He is creating a mini "Park Tudor" including staff and students. BEWARE bullying is rampant at SRES. The faculity and staff believe the children behave as angels unattended. Children who are disadvantaged physically mentally or have non-verbally learning disabiliies will be victims of other children teachers and administration.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school does a wonderful job of meeting children's individual needs. My daughter has been pushed to develop at her own pace. She is given individual attention as the class sizes are relatively small. My daughter thrives at SRES. She looks forward to going to school everyday and even wants to attend when she is does not feel well. The teachers at this school do an amazing job and truly care for each student.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our son's second year at St Richard's. Our experience has been even better than we had expected it would be. The faculty and administrative staff go out of their way to make each student feel special. This morning the middle school literature teacher saw me in the hall and asked about my son by name and he hasn't even had him as a student yet. When you walk down the halls at St Richard you always see involved parents and caring teachers and a lot of happy kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    St Richards takes such great care to stay to true to its mission Knowledge and Values for a Lifetime. I might not be able to persuade you to attend with the few characters printed here but I urge you to pay a visit to the school and take a quick tour before you make your final decision about where and how to educate your children (www.strichardsschool.org/about-us). St Richards has a classic curriculum with a progressive and inclusive global perspective. Its graduates are able to pick their high schools and go on to attend an impressive list of undergraduate institutions.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school in the near north side of the city is 52 yrs old and based on old British Day school. Therefore it has a classic curriculum that stresses art music behavior academic knowledge moral ethics and physical education. I cannot find a better blend of old teachings and modern living. I would highly recommend this to parents who want to raise smart yet compassionate and ethical human beings who know the need for helping others being truthful and honest and repecting elders. These qualities are essential along with academic success to raise the bar of humanity. Tradition and culture are abundant at St.Richards and the ability to maintain them and yet be modern and cutting-edge iss something quite remarkable to see.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have 3 children at St. Richard's- spanning a wide range of grades- and continue to be incredilby impressed and happy about the level of education support and friendhip each of them receives from the school. The academics are challenging but never overwhelming and payoff in a huge way as showcased in different ways including the fact that 100 percent of the school's 2013 eight grade class was accepted by their top choice of high school. The faculty and administration treats our kids- and us- with kindness and respect. There is a great feeling of community at St. Richard's which is wonderful especially considering the student body hails from all over the world and is very diverse both religiously and socio-economically. Not only are we as parents very pleased with the school our children are too- and their daily happiness and growth speaks volumes about the quality of education and care they recieve at St. Rishard's.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son REGRETS getting older! The reason I had to go to high school and leave SRES.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Richard's is truly an amazing school. It offers a unique combination in Indianapolis of a faith based education which cultivates diversity and openmindedness in our children. I have never regretted a minute of the 11 years my children have attended there. The teachers genuinely get to know the students and their families. My son (currently in high school) is very proud of the education he received at St. Richard's and often hears positive comments from his teachers about how well prepared he was for high school. I am so grateful to have found this school for my children.

  • (1 year ago)

    S.R.E.S. is a truly unique establishment of 52 years. It is not a parochial school as the name might lead you to believe. It is an independent day school with a partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church. It embraces diversity with over 30 countries represented and a variety of socio-economic religious and family backgrounds. What does this mean for you and your family? It means respect appreciation care and concern for each member of the community and the ability to be a partner in your child/children's education. In order to create lifelong learners and instill knowledge and values for a lifetime every member of the faculty works to meet the individual needs of every child with care and concern for the whole child. In addition to a rigorous curriculum and school uniform policy it is enhanced with language music art technology chapel/divinity school assemblies athletics leadership programs and community service projects just to name a few. The school community has a family feel. I know my child will not only be prepared for high school academically but has also been strengthened in character and truly loved by his teachers and peers for the past decade.

  • (1 year ago)

    There are far better schools so keep looking. The middle school environment is emotionally toxic. The school's "Five Pillars" are nothing more than words on paper. Whatever is taught at chapel and we've never been told is not on display in student behavior. Many teachers have no control over classroom behavior. Anti-social students who behave inappropriately know there are no consequences. Many high-achieving students are ridiculed and rejected by their peers. The administration and teachers have little or no knowledge of behavior mangement. Parents who are rightfully concerned are labeled and dismissed by the administration. The quality of instruction is subpar. The language arts program is a disaster. We have had to provide substantial home instruction in composition grammar usage and mechanics. One of the foreign language teachers exhibits an obvious dislike of boys. The specials "curriculum" is a joke and a waste of the students' valuable time. PE is nothing more than free play. The music teacher cries in front of students. We've seen not a single art project of any merit. We will be leaving the school as soon as our children can be placed elsewhere.

  • (1 year ago)

    This review of SRS is long overdue. My family s experience with the school was a painful one. This school is fine if you just want average quality of education and childcare service. SRS offers the "popular" curriculum in Language Art Math and Science program. Unfortunately the quality of education that my kids received was far below standard. Its private independence school status does not require the school to meet any standard established by Indiana DOE and no state standardized test is required. Kids who moved out of the school or graduates have to do a lot of things to catch up before they move into a new school or enter high school especially in the area of math science and language art. Music and Art it is nice to have them offered in school but it is not a good program. I really hope the new Headmaster will bring the school into a brighter future. My advice that may save the school (1) Provide regular training for teachers (2) Get rid of the old school administrators especially the Division Heads. Bring new people with better skills attitude and culture to the school (3) Listen to the families concerns.

  • (1 year ago)

    Like many parents concerned about their child's education my wife and I took the necessary time to interview schools in the area to find the right fit for our daughter. After lot's of visits the unanimous choice was St. Richard's School. What we felt would happen to our daughter is actually happening before our eyes. Our daughter is blossoming into a confident young lady. The committment to classic curriculum as well as its approach towards developing young minds is an attractive feature of this school. A plus for me is that parental involvement is not only encouraged it is expected. I have enjoyed the level of interaction with the teachers and have developed strong relationships with many of the parents. We all work together as a communty to help fostor the growth of our children. I am confident that St. Richard's is not only preparing my daughter for high school and beyond but also helping her develop into a solid citizen.

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