About Us

​The George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is a network of ​high quality, tuition-free ​public schools ​that help children excel in their academics and grow as well-rounded individuals.

​In Indianapolis, fewer than 60% of children can read, write and compute proficiently. At PLA, where the vast majority of our students come from underserved communities, scholars increased their reading and math proficiency to 88%. ​

​​At PLA, scholars have a safe and caring learning environment. We only hire educators who truly care about our students and families. Our scholars  grow socially, emotionally, and physically through art, music, physical fitness, college campus visits, scholar-led community service projects and more. ​ ​​Scholars have access to state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest technology, providing 1-to-1 access to laptops and award-winning educational software.

We believe that with the right education, all children can ​fulfill their ​tremendous ​innate potential​.


Enroll Your Child

If you are interested in setting up your child for future success, enroll your child today​. We are currently enrolling scholars in grades K-3 for the 2014-15 school year.​ Space is limited, enroll today.

​We are located at 2323 North Illinois Street in Indianapolis. You can reach the school by calling (317) 333-6980.


Recent News

Colts’ Mike Adams Gives Back to Indianapolis School September 9, 2014

Three Fellowships Awarded to Create ‘Innovation’ Public Schools in Indianapolis June 27, 2014

How 4 Educators Plan to Turn Around Indianapolis Public Schools June 27, 2014

Founder Earl Martin Phalen, Governor Daniels, and GM Chairman Address Boys State Delegates June 19, 2014

Junior League of Indianapolis Names Phalen Leadership Academies Top Nonprofit in Indianapolis June 18, 2014

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