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ACADEMICS

Public Schools Private Schools Higher Education Home Schooling

Education is always in the forefront of conversation in Metro Louisville and its surrounding counties. The community is always interested in investing in the future by providing innovative and impressive educational opportunities for all citizens. A commitment to educational excellence has led schools in Kentucky and Indiana to receive national attention for the scope and quality of their teaching methods and reform initiatives. Local students can choose between highly esteemed public systems, private schools, and universities and colleges big or small. 

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PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS

KENTUCKY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS

In Kentucky children who will turn 5 years old before or on October 1 of the current school year can be enrolled into kindergarten. Prior to a child attending school, the parent must supply the child’s birth certificate, a current Kentucky certificate of immunization, and proof of a health exam performed within six months prior to entry. In the first year that a child (ages 3-6) is enrolled in a Kentucky public school, proof of an eye examination must also be submitted by January 1 of that year as well as proof of a dental screening for ages 5 to 6. For full details regarding the Kentucky public school systems please visit: education.ky.gov

Below is a list of school districts in Metro Louisville and surrounding counties. For a complete list of public school districts in Kentucky please refer to the Kentucky Schools Directory

Anchorage Independent Schools (Jefferson County)
11400 Ridge Road
Anchorage, KY 40223
502-245-8927
Website

Marion County Schools
755 E. Main St. 
Lebanon, KY 40033
270-692-3721
Website

Bardstown Independent Schools (Nelson County)
308 N. Fifth St.
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-331-8800
Website

Meade County Schools
1155 Old Ekron Rd.
Brandenburg, KY 40108
270-422-7500
Website

Bullitt County Schools
1040 Hwy. 44 E.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-869-8000
Website

Nelson County Schools
288 Wildcat Lane
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-349-7000
Website

Elizabethtown Independent Schools (Hardin County)
219 Helm St.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270-765-6146
Website

Oldham County Schools
6165 W. Hwy. 146
Crestwood, KY 40014
502-241-3500
Website

Eminence Independent Schools (Henry County)
291 West Broadway
Eminence, KY 40019
502-845-4788
Website

Shelby County Schools
1155 West Main St./P. O. Box 159
Shelbyville, KY 40066
502-633-2375
Website

Hardin County Schools
65 W.A. Jenkins Rd.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270-769-8800
Website

Spencer County Schools
207 W. Main St.
Taylorsville, KY 40071
502-477-3250
Website

Henry County Schools
326 S. Main St.
New Castle, KY 40050
502-845-8600
Website

Trimble County Schools
68 Wentworth Ave./P.O. Box 275
Bedford, KY 40006
502-255-3201
Website

Jefferson County Schools
3332 Newburg Rd./P.O. Box 34020
Louisville, KY 40232
502-485-3011
Website

Washington County Schools
120 Mackville Hill Rd./P.O. Box 72
Springfield, KY 40069
859-336-5470
Website

INDIANA PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS

A child must turn five-years-old by August 1st to enter kindergarten in Indiana. Children are enrolled within the boundaries of the school system in which the parents live, and parents need to provide the school with the child’s birth certificate, social security number, proof of residency, and immunization records. For full details please refer to the Indiana Department of Education: www.doe.in.gov

Below is a list of Indiana school systems that are within or near Metro Louisville.

East Washington County Schools
1050 N. Eastern School Rd.
Pekin, IN 47165
812-967-3926
Website

New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated Schools
2813 Grant Line Rd
New Albany, IN 47150
812-949-4200
Website

Greater Clark County Schools
2112 Utica Sellersburg Rd.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
812-283-0701
Website

South Harrison Community Schools
315 South Harrison Dr.
Corydon, IN 47112
812-738-2168
Website

Lanesville Community Schools
2725 Crestview Avenue NE
Lanesville, IN 47136
Website

West Clark Community Schools
601 Renz Avenue
Sellersburg, IN 47172
812-246-3375
Website


PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Every child is unique and every parent wants specific things for their child, which sometimes makes private school a better fit. Parents will find many local alternatives to public education from parochial schools to independent private schools. Private schools that specialize in something, such as performing arts, can be found in Kentuckiana, as well as private schools with enriched athletic programs. Use the resources below to research the area’s private education options:

Kentucky Non-Public Schools
Kentucky Department of Education
education.ky.gov/federal/fed/Pages/Non-Public-Schools
Indiana Non-Public Education Association
inpea.org
Kentucky Non-Public Schools Commission, Inc.
www.kynpsc.org
Indiana Private Schools
Indiana Department of Education
www.doe.in.gov/idoe/private-schools-indiana
Archdiocese of Louisville
Roman Catholic Schools
www.archlou.org
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Roman Catholic Schools
www.archindy.org

HIGHER EDUCATION

Universities, Colleges, & Technical Schools Address Website
 ATA College 10180 Linn Station Rd. A-200 Louisville, KY www.ata.edu 
Bellarmine University 2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY www.bellarmine.edu
 Brown Mackie College 3605 Fern Valley Road, Louisville, KY www.brownmackie.edu/locations/louisville
Campbellsville University 2300 Greene Way, Louisville, KY www.campbellsville.edu/louisville
Daymar College 3309 Collins Lane, Louisville, KY
4112 Fern Valley Road, Louisville, KY
www.daymarcollege.com
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College 600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, KY elizabethtown.kctcs.edu
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 300 High Rise Drive, Suite 392, Louisville, KY worldwide.erau.edu/locations/louisville
Empire Beauty Schools Various Locations www.empire.edu/cosmetology-schools/kentucky
Galen College of Nursing 1031 Zorn Ave, Louisville, KY www.galencollege.edu
Georgetown College 400 East College Street, Georgetown, KY www.georgetowncollege.edu
Hanover College 484 Ball Drive, Hanover, IN www.hanover.edu
Georgetown College 400 East College Street, Georgetown, KY www.georgetowncollege.edu
Indiana Tech Louisville Satellite Campus
11855 Commonwealth Dr., Louisville
indianatech.edu
Indiana University Southeast 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN www.ius.edu
Indiana Wesleyan University Louisville Education & Conference Center
1500 Alliant Avenue, Louisville, KY
www.indwes.edu/louisville
ITT Technical Institute 4420 Dixie Highway, Suite 230, Louisville, KY www.itt-tech.edu
Ivy Tech Community College 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg, IN www.ivytech.edu/sellersburg
Jefferson Community and Technical College 109 East Broadway, Louisville, KY www.jefferson.kctcs.edu
McKendree University 10168 Linn Station Road, Louisville, KY www.mckendree.edu
Midway College 512 E. Stephens St, Midway, KY www.midway.edu
Northwood University 11492 Bluegrass Pkwy, Suite 112, Louisville, KY www.northwood.edu
Ottawa University 287 Quarter Master Court, Jeffersonville, IN www.ottawa.edu
Paul Mitchell the School of Louisville 156 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY louisville.paulmitchell.edu
Purdue University – College of Technology 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN polytechnic.purdue.edu/new-albany
Spalding University 845 South Third St., Louisville, KY spalding.edu
Spencerian College 4627 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY www.spencerian.edu
Sullivan University 3101 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY www.sullivan.edu/louisville
Sullivan College of Technology and Design 3901 Atkinson Square Drive, Louisville, KY www.sctd.edu
University of Louisville 511 South Floyd Street, Louisville, KY louisville.edu
University of Phoenix 10400 Linn Station Road, Louisville, KY www.phoenix.edu
Webster University 1031 Zorn Ave, Suite 400, Louisville www.webster.edu/louisville
University of Phoenix 10400 Linn Station Road, Louisville, KY www.phoenix.edu
Western Kentucky University 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, KY www.wku.edu

HOME SCHOOLING

Occasionally parents will decide that their child will further succeed academically at home under the instruction of the parents. Home schooling is a choice that is made for a wide range of reasons, some that are academically-related and some that are based on other circumstances, or a combination of both. Prior to choosing to take this route for a child’s education the parents should be fully prepared for the responsibility and understand the requirements.

The Kentucky Department of Education and the Indiana Department of Education offers guidelines and resources for parents interested in home schooling their child including descriptions of the legal requirements and state academic standards, best practices, record-keeping forms, and reading lists.

Kentucky Home Schooling
Kentucky Department of Education
education.ky.gov/federal/fed/Pages/Home-School
Indiana Home Schooling
Indiana Department of Education
www.doe.in.gov/student-services/home-school