The History of ISI
In 1991 an Indiana Humanities Council task force was established to address Indiana’s position in a changing world. The Task Force report, entitled Indiana in a Changing World – A Strategy for Action, emphasized the need for Indiana to:
- Participate in the world community and world economy
- Attract foreign companies and specialist employees
- Make Indiana students more internationally competitive
One of the report’s major recommendations led to the creation of the International School of Indiana in 1994.
Since its founding in 1994, ISI has grown into a 3-year-old through Grade 12 school of more than 600 students. The High School and Middle School classes (and currently one elementary school class) are on the Michigan Road campus near the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the early years and lower-elementary school classes are held in a 1940s schoolhouse leased from Butler University in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood.