Our History

Kindezi Academy is an innovation charter school within the Neighborhood Charter Network. Opened in 2016, Kindezi launched as a restart to Indianapolis Public Schools' Joyce Kilmer 69. The name kindezi derives from the African philosophy in which all members of a community take collective responsibility for educating children, nurturing them with love, and preparing them to be future leads of society. Kindezi Academy seeks to provide a holistic education by leading students with love, achieving high academic results, and providing leadership education.