Who We Are

The Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) is an association representing non-public schools in Indiana. More than 400 schools, 96,000 students and 7,700 teachers, pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, are part of the organization.

INPEA formed in 1974 when 12 representatives from non-public schools met and agreed to form an association to serve the interest of non-public school education in Indiana. Educators at the inaugural meeting represented Christian, Lutheran, Catholic and independent non-public schools.

Today, the governing body of INPEA is composed of six at-large representatives from schools throughout the state and a representative from each of the following non-public school jurisdictions:

  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • Christian Schools International (CSI)
  • Indiana Association of Independent Schools (IAIS)
  • Indiana District – Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS)
  • The Lutheran Schools Partnership
  • Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Diocese of Evansville
  • Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend
  • Diocese of Gary
  • Diocese of Lafayette
  • Agudath Israel of America
  • Indiana Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists

Through our commitment to quality education, we serve to unify our schools while respecting their diversity. We provide a framework for communication and cooperation among non-public schools in Indiana, preschool through secondary. In addition, INPEA strives to maintain productive relationships with the Indiana State Department of Education, the federal government and other agencies that impact quality education.

We are further able to serve our member schools as state affiliate and active involvement in the Council for American Private Education (CAPE).