Purdue Polytechnic High School
South Bend

At Purdue Polytechnic High School, just about everything is different! 

Our focus on holistic education and hands-on learning means that every PPHS student feels supported and empowered.  As part of their learning students gain real-world, practical experience every day by working on projects they are passionate about, including building guitars from scratch, conducting product trials while creating prototypes, and designing logos for local businesses. 

We are excited to call the renovated Studebaker Building in downtown South Bend home! From our open spaces for collaboration, to our fully outfitted makers space complete with 3D printers, laser cutters and power tools, each student has the tools they need to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. 

PPHS South Bend offers small class sizes, personalized education, and college and career preparation for every student.  In addition, PPHS is a pathway to Purdue University. If a student graduates from PPHS and achieves Purdue’s admission requirements, they are assured admission to many programs at Purdue.

PPHS South Bend is a FREE public charter school open to any high school-age student in Indiana. 


South Bend Campus


635 S Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601


Principal: Justin Zobrosky

For general inquiries, email admissions@pphs.purdue.edu

Apply to PPHS South Bend


PPHS South Bend is conveniently located in the Renassaince District of South Bend. Our location is a quick 5-minute walk from the South Street Bus Station.


PPHS South Bend serves students in grades 9-12 for the 2022-2023 school year.

Downtown Location

About our future location:

Purdue Polytechnic High School will be in its permanent location in the historic PR Mallory Building starting with the 2020-2021 school year. Located on the east side of Indianapolis, the PR Mallory Building is undergoing $36 million in renovations with support from The Mind Trust and the City of Indianapolis. The long-vacant factory will be revitalized into a four-story, 120,000-square-foot complex and serve as the permanent home for Purdue Polytechnic High School and Paramount Schools of Excellence’s new campus, Paramount Englewood.

Meet the First Graduating Class of PPHS

We are proud of our 110 graduates of PPHS’s first class!

Meet three of the 40 recent graduates who are starting at Purdue University in the Fall of 2021.

Meet Audrey

Passion: Robotics
PPHS Coach: Coach Mundell
Purdue University Class of 2025
Major: Robotics Engineering Technology

Meet Prem

Passion: EV Cars
PPHS Coach: Coach LaBounty
Purdue University Class of 2025
Major: Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Meet Keante

Passion: Aviation
PPHS Coach: Coach Vincent
Purdue University Class of 2025
Major: Aeronautical Engineering Technology