Dear Indiana Avenue School Families,

     Welcome to Indiana Avenue School 18 Elementary School, home of the Knights. Nearly 500 students and 60 dedicated staff members call School 18 their home. As you enter our school, you are welcomed into an amazing place where students of all backgrounds and ability levels are learning to become active citizens in our community. Our goals are defined by our district’s mission statement: “Our mission is to develop, through a technology infused curriculum, life-long learners who are responsible citizens prepared to make positive contributions to the global society. We are committed to engaging all members of the community in the process of providing a learning environment that fosters interdependence, embraces change and values diversity”.

     Driven by the needs of our students, we provide a safe, nurturing, goal driven, and challenging learning environment for all of our students. Our teachers are constantly working together to improve teaching strategies and implementing new and innovative learning platforms. Grade level teachers collaborate in Professional Learning Communities to discuss teaching and learning, analyze data to drive instruction, and work towards achieving student goals. Teachers meet daily to discuss best practices and implementation methods.

     At Indiana Avenue, we celebrate students of ALL abilities and backgrounds. Our goal and desire is to give all learners the support they need in order to function at their ultimate level of independence. We foster lifelong learning as we assist students in finding their own pathway to success. With the support of our staff and families, our students are encouraged to work hard, set goals, and have a positive growth mindset.

I am humbled, honored, and proud to be the leader of this great school!


Mr. Christopher Chiera


Indiana Avenue School 18