Benefits of attending

Students who attend Purdue Polytechnic High School will:

spend time each morning

setting goals and discussing current events (called advisory time)

experience fewer class periods

to allow for more in-depth exploration

learn by connecting their subjects

to real-world challenges and projects

focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),

especially during their first two years

understand how the information

and skills they learn can be used in careers

prepare for a future

that includes a college education (such as Purdue University) or a high-tech career.

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Who should apply​

We encourage current 8th graders (in 2016-17) to apply. The school will be a good fit for students who are:

  • eager for a challenging curriculum that engages them in solving real world problems
  • interested in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
  • curious about the world around them, how things work, and how to make them work
  • dedicated to working hard to become Purdue graduates or to have successful careers.

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Where you will learn​​

During the school’s first year (2017-18), classes will be in a temporary location as the Mallory Building is renovated. The temporary location is The Union 525, 525 S. Meridian Street. We know transportation is important and we plan to partner with Indianapolis Public Schools to provide free transportation for our students.

The permanent home for the Purdue Polytechnic High School is the historic P.R. Mallory Building at 3029 E. Washington Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. It is close to public transit, downtown and the high school’s corporate partners.

Checklist preparing for your first day

The journey to becoming a Purdue Polytechnic High School student is an exciting one! This checklist will help you stay on track. Once you complete an item, check it off.

  • Fall 2016 / Early Winter 2017

  • February 8,

  • February

  • March 1,

  • Spring

  • Late spring/

  • August