Irvington Preparatory Academy

Welcome to Irvington Preparatory Academy

Irvington Preparatory Academy was established in 2006 in what is now the Irvington Community Middle School, located on E. Pleasant Run Parkway South Drive. Our secondary learning institution relocated to the former Children’s Guardian Home in 2010.

IPA’s curriculum is rigorous, demanding – and engaging. All students are encouraged to take at least one Advanced Placement or Dual-Credit course (through Indiana University or Ivy Tech) during their career at IPA. Our AP course offerings include Government, Calculus, Psychology, and English. IPA offers Dual-Credit English, History, College Algebra, Biology, and Trigonometry through Ivy Tech, and Dual-Credit Spanish classes for years 3-5 through IU-Bloomington. IPA students are strongly encouraged to pursue the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma in order to best prepare for post-secondary study.

All students are invited to participate in the IPA Service Learning Program to develop a greater sense of community and civic responsibility. And as an Indiana High School Athletic Association member, IPA offers volleyball, coed soccer, boys and girls basketball, baseball, and softball programs.

When comparing local high school options, we invite you to schedule a tour to learn about The Irvington Way and our college prep and career readiness focus. Our small school, small class size approach gives students a sense of community membership that is often lacking in larger schools – and critical to young people in developing their own identity and confidence in becoming responsible adults.


School doors open at 7:45 a.m for breakfast service in the Café. Students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to learn by 8:30 a.m. School dismisses at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Students who have all work turned in and are in good academic standing will be eligible for early dismissal at 3:45 p.m. School dismisses at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Once a student has been dismissed for the day, he/she may not return to the building for forgotten items. IPA does not provide after school care. Students must exit the building within 10 minutes of dismissal. If students cannot be picked up on time at IPA during regular dismissal, arrangements should be made to pick up them up at another Irvington location.