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While Circle City Prep will operate primarily on public funding, the success of Circle City Prep, particularly in our start-up and founding years, depends heavily on the backing of committed, passionate donors. Individuals who believe that every child can learn at a high level when given a rigorous curriculum, character education and the supports to excel.

Even with per-pupil funding from state and federal sources, there is a short fall between this revenue stream and the cost to educate a Circle City Prep student, specifically relating to additional technology needs, enrichment opportunities, and general start-up operational costs.

Note: Circle City Preparatory, Inc. is an exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. For your reference, our EIN is 81-0741071.

Your support is critical to building a transformational school for the amazing students on the Far Eastside of Indianapolis.


$500 for a Month’s Worth of Books

During read alouds every morning, Circle City Prep teachers model literacy skills to students as they engage in robust, interesting text. At the end of one year with Circle City Prep, students will have HEARD over 125 stories (let alone the books they read independently and in small groups).


$250 for One Laptop and Accessories

During both literacy and math blocks, students engage with an adaptive computer program that responds to where they are in their academic development. Each day, student will rotate to Chromebooks in small groups to access this personalized learning.


$100 for a Student’s Supply for a Year

We anticipate that a number of our families might not be able to purchase schools supplies for their children. Helping us purchase school supplies (including backpacks, pencils, crayons, homework.



$100 for a Furniture for One Student

As a new school, that is growing one grade-level every year, our classrooms will need to be furnished with desks, chairs, and tables for our students until we a fully grown K-8 school.


$50 for One Student’s Field Trips for the Year

Learning and growing doesn’t only happen within the four walls of a classroom, but extends to outside Circle City Prep. We offer bi-monthly opportunities for students to engage in new experiences across Indianapolis to spark their interests and broaden their perspective of the world.


$25 for a Piece of Recess Equipment

Recess is a fun but also educational part of the day. Students practice how to share, play with others and work on teams, critical components of becoming future leaders. Our students will have recess every day!

"When I Grow Up" Winter Fundraiser

Friday, February 23rd


City Market

Support Circle City Prep as a Platinum, Gold or Silver sponsor of our winter fundraiser, "When I Grow Up." One February 23, over 150 supporters of Circle City Prep will come together at the City Market to celebrate the our first year of operation and to learn more about how to support our mission and Scholars. We're looking for mission aligned organizations to helps us make this night a success. You can learn more about our sponsorship levels HERE and should reach out to Megan Murphy at mmurphy@circlecityprep.org. 

Donate by Mail

Checks can be made to “Circle City Preparatory, Inc.” Donations should be mailed to:

Circle City Prep
4002 N. Franklin Road
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Donate Time

We need you to tell your friends and family about our school. There’s no better way to make an impact than to help us enroll our founding class of Kindergarten and 1st graders today. Join now and make an impact!

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