Mary Castle Elementary

School of International Studies (West Side)
Connecting Cultures

Phone: (317) 964-4600 | Attendance: (317) 964-4605

High Ability

The High Ability Program is made up of classes for grades 1-6 at four elementary sites.  The High Ability 1-6 Program is housed at Crestview and Mary Castle  for west side students, and Amy Beverland and Oaklandon for east side students. Students’ home addresses are used to determine which site they will attend.  The number of students in each grade level mirrors the district averages.

Students in the High Ability Program are given learning opportunities and curriculum that address their need for more advanced and accelerated content.  High Ability teachers provide many ways for their students to use a variety of thinking skills and self-direction to allow for authentic learning at their level. Some of the classes use the multi-age service model.  Students are grouped by skills, abilities and interests among a range of grade levels to ensure that they receive differentiated education.