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:

If you want a great school for your son or daughter, enroll your child in PLA by clicking on the image below:

Scholar Enroll

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.


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:


PLA at a Glance