Indian Creek School promises students a challenging and nurturing environment, where they are celebrated as individuals.
A private, co-educational school based in Crownsville, Indian Creek has taken on unique philosophies since its beginning.
Founded in 1973 as an elementary school by Anne Coleman Chambers and Rebecca Randolph, the school had only 33 students in its first year.
Chambers dreamed of giving students a personalized education based on their learning style. She wanted to challenge students but not overwhelm them.
Now with two campuses, Indian Creek has 600 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade.
“The best part about my job is interacting with all the kids, parents, staff and alums,” said Booth Kyle, head of school.
Kyle, who was appointed this summer, is only the third person to hold the position.
Indian Creek School focuses on student excellence in three areas: teaching and learning, diversity, and family values. The goal is for all students to be prepared for the world they graduate into, to make school a family experience, and to ensure that people of all backgrounds can attend.
The Flexible Tuition Model offers families the opportunity to select a tuition level that they can reasonably accommodate. Kyle explained that inclusivity is a driving factor in this program. Indian Creek School is also constantly evolving and changing to adapt to the needs of their students.
“In the next few years, we are focusing on curriculum to prepare students for the ‘next step,’” said Kyle. “We are interested in project-oriented programs and curriculum.”
The entire staff is dedicated to providing students and their families with a school experience that makes them proud.
“The staff is committed to the school, and because of that, they are uniquely committed to the students and their best interest,” said Kyle.
The staff’s commitment encourages students to love their school and the Indian Creek community.
“As a new person, this is a very welcoming and warm community,” said Kyle. “People look out for one another here.”
Indian Creek offers sports programs and after-school activities, which are available to students of all ages at different levels. Upper school students are required to join an after-school activity or a team to encourage them to develop their interests beyond the classroom.
Families interested in visiting Indian Creek School are invited to two open houses scheduled in November. On November 6 from 9:00am to 11:00am, families can visit the lower school (prekindergarten through sixth grade). The open house at the upper school (grades seven through 12) will be November 17 from noon to 2:00pm.