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Indianapolis charter to open elementary school featuring music-based education

April 30, 2015 by Bev Rella | 0 comments

INDIANAPOLIS—At a time when music education is waning at many public schools, Tindley Accelerated Schools is opening a new elementary school with a music-based curriculum. Tindley Genesis Academy, whose motto is “academic excellence through the arts,” will initially serve students from kindergarten through third grade when it opens this fall at 2540 N. Capitol Ave.

An open-enrollment elementary school, Tindley Genesis Academy will be Indiana’s first accelerated elementary with a focused concentration on music and the arts, filling a need in the community for music-based education. Students at Tindley Genesis will engage in concentrated music instruction throughout the school day which includes classes in instrumental music, singing, piano, and general music. At Tindley Genesis, music is also infused into the general education classroom to make learning an engaging and exciting experience for young scholars.

“Children learn in a variety of ways, and research has shown that music-based education is both engaging and advantageous to our youth in terms of language development, spatial intelligence and overall preparation for more formal learning,” said Todd Hawks, principal of Tindley Genesis.

“We’re continually focused on transforming lives through educational opportunities that work for our students, said Marcus Robinson, Chancellor and CEO of Tindley Accelerated Schools. “The addition of this school to the Tindley family provides a solid foundation for the long-term success of our scholars.

This will be Tindley Accelerated Schools’ sixth school. At ages as young as five years old, Tindley Genesis scholars will participate in a challenging and interactive curriculum in literacy, math, science, social studies, writing, in addition to music and the arts.  Its accelerated curriculum is based on the same models used at Tindley’s middle schools and high school; and as a result, students graduate from an early college program already having earned post-secondary credits. Tindley Genesis scholars will possess the confidence, skills, and resilience to achieve success in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and beyond.

Working with partners in the arts, such as Meridian Music, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Dance Kaleidoscope, Tindley Genesis will provide multiple opportunities for music education during and after the school day. On May 30, the community will have an opportunity to donate instruments at Meridian Music at 12725 Old Meridian St., Carmel, for Tindley Genesis students to use.

Parents may enroll their children now by calling Tindley Genesis enrollment office at (317) 777-6677 or emailing

Welcome to the new Tindley Genesis Elementary School website.

December 6, 2012 by charles | 0 comments

If you’re here, chances are you’re interested in learning more about the new Tindley Genesis Academy. First, here are a few facts about our school:

  • It’s the third elementary school serving grades K-3 in the award-winning Tindley School network (which also includes a high school, two middle schools; one for boys, and one for girls; and three elementary schools).
  • It’s based on an accelerated model, in which all children are treated as if they are gifted and talented.
  • It features single-gender classrooms, where male and female students experience instruction geared to their specific strengths and socio-emotional needs.
  • We’re now accepting applications for enrollment—click here to get started!

We hope this website gives you a well-rounded overview of what to expect at Tindley Genesis. Here, you’ll learn about the Tindley Mission and Scholar’s Creed, you’ll find out what makes our approach to academics different from that at typical elementary schools, you’ll learn about the history of the Tindley High School that started it all, and much more.

We’ll be adding new content over the next few months. And we encourage you to let us know what kind of content you’d like to see. We also want you to feel welcome to call or stop by if you have any questions that can’t be answered by our website. We’re eager to talk to families who want more for their child’s education.

Have a question now? Drop us a note by clicking the “Contact” tab located in the upper right hand corner of the page. We really would love to hear from you. And thanks for checking out our new site—we hope to see you in person soon!