Charter School Coming To Hamilton County

Hillsdale College has agreed to partner with Valor Classical Academy to establish a tuition-free public charter school in Hamilton County.

In accordance with Indiana state law intended to make unused school buildings available to charter schools, Valor Classical Academy is in communication with Carmel Clay Schools to obtain the former Orchard Park Elementary School, which was closed in May of 2021.

Valor was selected by Hillsdale from a large group of nation-wide applicants who exhibited the ability to found and operate a charter school. Hillsdale offers curricular resources, support for the recruitment of a school leader, and ongoing support and training for board members and staff.

Valor Classical Academy will join 21 other Hillsdale Member Charter Schools that currently serve more than 14,500 K-12 students across the country and have a combined waitlist of over 8,000 students.

Valor Classical Academy will provide a classical, civic-centered education rooted in American heritage and focused on character and virtue. Students are taught to learn well and to develop good habits and character through the study of content-rich materials and enduring methods. In preparation to welcome K-6 students for the Fall of 2023, Valor is seeking volunteers and enrollment interest. Sign up at and follow Valor on facebook @ “k12edu”.