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One Step Ahead

Why We Are The Best

Monarca Academy eliminates barriers to success for all students.  Inspired by the Latin@ and immigrant experience we develop leaders through high academic standards (Ganas), cultural responsiveness (Orgullo), and community building (Comunidad).

Monarca Academy elimina barreras al éxito. Inspirados por la experiencia Latina, desarrollamos líderes por medio de altas expectativas académicas o Ganas, conciencia cultural o Orgullo, y Comunidad.

three steps to success

Ganas (Perseverance)  Ganas (Perseverance)  Comunidad (Community)

Ganas (Perseverance)

College and Career Preparatory

At Monarca Academy, we have high academic expectations. All students have access to a grade-level curriculum aligned to high academic standards that utilize a discourse-focused and inquiry-based instructional model, as well as problem- and project-based learning. Students will be prepared to take Honors, AP, and Dual Credit courses in high school.

Orgullo (Pride)

Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Environment

Monarca Academy will be a Culturally Responsive and Sustaining School where students, staff, and families will engage in on-going identity development, establish a critical social justice lens, and expand their understanding of their own agency to make changes within their local communities. Year-round school programming will be designed to drive greater levels of academic achievement while empowering future leaders in our community and greater society.

Comunidad (Community)

Transcending Walls to Build Community

Through partnerships with organizations such as La Plaza and The Immigrant Welcome center, Monarca Academy provides the wrap-around services our students need in order to be able to focus on actualizing their academic and career potential. University partnerships provide students with opportunities to explore careers in the sciences and humanities. Business partnerships provide students with mentorship and leadership opportunities. Students engage regularly in community-based projects that focus on learning more about their communities and the people living in them. 

Learn All About Our Team

Meet The Founding Team

Francisco Valdiosera

Executive Director 

Felicia Sears

Founding Principal

Jay Castillo-Jimenez

Business Operations Manager

Monarca Academy is a Mayor-Sponsored Charter School

Monarca Academy and the Indianapolis Public Schools are working together to cultivate and elevate education on the west side of Indianapolis. Currently, Monarca Academy is enrolling 6th and 7th grade students for the 2023-24 academic school year.