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Christel House Watanabe High School

2401 S Madison
Hours of Operation
7:30- 4 pm
School Type
Charter School, IPS Innovation
Christel House Indianapolis

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Christel House Indianapolis finalized a partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) whereby Christel House Academy South K – 12 and Christel House DORS South adult high school classes moved to the Manual campus on the southside of Indianapolis. Beginning with the 2020/2021 school year, Christel House Watanabe High School includes grade 9-12 students from Christel House Academy South and welcomes incoming 9th grade students from Christel House Academy West.

  • High school started with 9th grade in 2010
  • Grades 9-12
  • 182 students enrolled
  • 95% of graduates continuing studies or employed
  • 100% of graduates received acceptance letters to four year college or university

About Christel House Indianapolis

Christel House Indianapolis is a network of learning centers supported by Christel House International. The centers, authorized by The Indiana Charter School Board, operate as public charter schools on multiple campus locations.

Christel House Academy South opened in 2002 on the Southside of Indianapolis with nearly 500 underserved students in grades K–8. Christel House Academy South was Indiana’s first charter school to receive the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform’s designation as a School to Watch, and was recognized nationally as one of 10 MetLife Foundation–NASSP “Breakthrough Schools.” Christel House Academy West opened in August 2014 on the near Westside of Indianapolis, and serves students in grades K–8. (Grades 9-12 will move to the Christel House Watanabe High School campus.)

Christel House DORS, an adult high school, is located on the Christel House South campus, at Christel House West and with a third site is located at IVY Tech North Meridian Center Building.


Did you know Christel House Schools has their own certification program? Learn more about Indy Teach:

Christel House Indianapolis is looking for aspiring educators to serve as apprentices and mentors for the next generation of educators. Their apprenticeship program, @IndyTeach is an alternative teacher preparation program, unlike any other teacher prep program in Indiana. IndyTeach is designed to remove the financial barriers associated with becoming a teacher in order to draw on a broader population and is, therefore, tuition-free, paid, and fully benefited.

To learn more about the @IndyTeach apprenticeship program visit www.chindy.org

Hiring Fair-
Christel House Indianapolis is hosting a hiring fair for exceptional educators and leaders to teach across our network of public charter schools.
As one of Indiana’s longest-standing public charter schools, we are passionate about filling our classrooms with quality educators. We invite you to join us for this event!
*Register by visiting bit.ly/23RecruitmentEvent
Sign-on bonus is available for both certified and non-certified staff.

Paige Pittman