Indianola Informal K-8
About Us
About Us
Academic Brief

Indianola uses an informal educational program. Teachers plan integrated units using Columbus City Schools’ curriculum and children’s interests to build authentic learning experiences. Together with students, they often plan “webs” that focus on a theme or central question to guide their learning. Visual arts, music and dance play a central role in our curriculum. Teachers work closely with the arts team to create and plan for thematic units, including sharing student work and performances. Other features include:

  • Gifted and Talented (G&T) Coordinators, one serving K-5 students, the other middle school students.
  • Three resource rooms where students identified as needing more intensive instruction are served.
  • Two tutors, one serving K-5 students and the other serving middle school students grades 6-8
  • Full-time arts staff in visual arts, dance and music
  • Two Multiple Disabilities (MD) units are located in our building.


Academic Support

READING PROGRAM: A modified version of the literacy collaborative program.


Reading, math, language arts, science, social studies, art, music, physical education and dance are taught through an integrated curriculum.

Dress Code:
We follow the Superintendent’s Dress Code Policy with clothing that does not detract from the educational atmosphere. For more information, click here

Fun Activities:


Enrichment Activities we offer include:

  • Instrumental Music grades 4-8 and Middle School Choir

  • Field Trips and 8th grade class trip

  • Chess Club

  • Dance, Movement and Choreography

  • Middle School sports including Soccer, Basketball, Track and Girls Volleyball

  • Middle School Drama Club

  • Gifted and Talented Opportunities: Spelling and Geography bees, Battle of the Books, Math Works for Kids, Math Counts, Middle School Debate, Mock Trial and more


Hours of Operation:

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mission Statement:
"Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community."

Parent Involvement

An active Parent Teacher Organization recruits volunteers; operates the annual book fair, a school bookstore and a readathon; and puts on an annual carnival in the spring. Monthly PTO meetings are held at the school.

Principal: Brandy Koeth

PTA/PTO Website

Please visit our school's Parent Organization website for regular updates

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Vision Statement

We, the members of the Indianola Informal School community, believe that all children can achieve academic success. We believe that children enter school as active learners eager to continue the learning process by working with staff, other children, parents and volunteers. To this end, we will provide opportunities where children learn by doing and by interacting with their environment. We will provide strong positive teacher guidance so those children can take responsibility for their own learning. We will provide opportunities for children to express their knowledge and talents through visual art, music and dance. We will provide an environment, which encourages mutual respect and cultural understanding. We believe that children learn best from people who are lifelong learners. Therefore, we will continue providing opportunities for children and adults to learn simultaneously.

Indianola K-8
251 E Weber Rd
Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: (614) 365-5579
Fax: (614) 365-8324
Principal - Brandy Koeth
(614) 365-5579  |   251 E Weber Rd. Columbus, OH 43202
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