St.Christopher School was founded in 1949 as the parish school for the Catholic Community of St. Christopher Parish in Speedway, Indiana. The parish had been founded in 1937. St. Christopher School operates with its own local governing board (BTCFF-Board of Total Catholic Faith Formation), but also under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Diocesan Office of Catholic Education.
St.Christopher School offers a strong academic curriculum that focuses on the basics of language Arts, mathematics and a strong foundation in the Catholic Faith.
Because of its small enrollment, teachers are able to provide a great amount of individual attention that students need and deserve. The teachers’ aides are actually licensed teachers, which makes the student/professional ratio this year 17:1. Student attendance records are very good with an average of 97%.
In addition to the basic curriculum, students at St. Christopher are offered a wide variety of educational experiences for enrichment and remediation. Instruction in Art, Music, Physical Education and Library/Technology are offered. Special education services are coordinated through the Speedway district school. We do not employ a resource teacher, but do have a specialist trained by the Dyslexia Institute and in the Linda Mood Bell program that works with our special needs students. Former students report a feeling of preparedness for both Language Arts and Math as they enter the Jr. High School of their choice. Teachers in the Jr. High report St. Christopher students as well prepared in Language Arts and Math. A high percentage of our former students achieve Honor Roll status during their Junior High years.
We continually work on our Technology Plan. The two mobile computer carts and student computers in every classroom, totaling over 60. We are linked within our own building, each teacher having a computer on his or her desk with Internet and e-mail capabilities. Each individual classroom has at least three student stations. Each grade now has a Promethean Board.
The Parent Group is extremely supportive of St. Christopher School. This strong connection is one of our most valuable assets.
Our students, teachers, parents and parish believe in and support the mission of the school. We work as a team to guide our students toward life as faith-filled and productive citizens.