About the Phalen Leadership Academies
The George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies (“PLA”), is a nonprofit network of high quality, tuition-free public schools that help children (who we call “scholars”) excel in their academics and grow as well-rounded individuals. At PLA, we believe that with the right education, all children can fulfill their tremendous innate potential.
Our approach to leading successful schools builds on over 20 years of experience leading educational programs for children, the latest research, and best practices from the nation’s top schools. The core pillars of our schools are:
Watch the video below for a more in-depth look at how PLA can help your child succeed:
Enroll Your Child Today
We are accepting applicants for the 2017-2018 school year at each of the following campuses located in Indianapolis:
- George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy or “GVPLA” (Grades K-6) is PLA’s first school, a public charter school located at 2323 N. Illinois Street.
- PLA@103 (Grades K-6), located at IPS School #103/3920 Baker Drive, is an Innovation Network School that has been led by Phalen since 2015.
- PLA@93 (Grades K-6), located at IPS School #93/7151 E. 35th Street, was launched in August 2016 when PLA joined forces with Project RESTORE, the most successful school improvement group in Indiana.
- PLA Middle School (Grades 7-8) is a new, tuition-free public school on the Far Eastside of Indianapolis that opens next fall! The school will provide a safe, caring, personalized, and high quality learning experience for middle school children.
If you want a great school for your son or daughter, enroll your child in PLA by clicking on the image below:
PLA also manages Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, a K-12 public charter school located in Gary, IN. If you are interested in enrolling your child at our Gary school, please click here.
STEM at PLA
Our children have access to a wide range of learning opportunities that help them explore their interests and envision successful futures. Our children are building undersea robots, programming mobile apps, and more! Click the video below to see how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning is coming to life for our scholars: