A private middle school and high school specifically designed for students with exceptional scheduling needs. Your passion is our priority. 

Overseen by a board of directors that includes some of Fort Wayne’s most well-respected educators, the Academic Conservatory at Project Ballet is a college preparatory private school for students in grades 5 through 12 that offers a condensed school day and an abbreviated annual calendar for focused students with exceptional scheduling needs.

An 5:1 student-teacher ratio allows our faculty to spend dedicated instruction time with each student. Our rigorous curriculum provides a comprehensive and challenging path of study that exceeds Indiana state standards in all core subject areas. Small class sizes and individualized attention allow opportunity for both the gifted student and the struggling student to be pushed and excel. Our school offers all of the courses required of a college-preparatory middle school and high school. The rigor of our coursework lays a solid foundation for each student’s higher learning. Through dual-credit courses at PFW, our upperclassmen can graduate with transferable college credits. 

This uncompromising commitment to high-quality classroom instruction has fostered scholastic growth in students who come to us from a variety of educational backgrounds.  Although The Academic Conservatory was established to provide on-site academic instruction for ballet students, enrollment has since diversified to also accommodate the unique scheduling needs of children pursuing elite training in other passions, including music, hockey, tennis and figure skating.  We are also an attractive secondary education solution for students who have been homeschooled and desire an intimate and personalized educational environment.

 

In addition to our commitment to first-rate, learning-based course work, we also provide social resources typically associated with larger institutions, such as field trips, academic honor society, activity clubs, service opportunities, and social events.  These resources foster a sense of friendship and community among all students, across all grade levels. We are also committed to finding opportunities for our students to explore careers and interests as part of our college-going culture.  Our faculty assists students in attaining internships and learning opportunities in the community as part of our service oriented "May Term" and by regularly hosting community leaders and experts as part of our lecture based “Imaginarium Series”. 

Alumni of the Academic Conservatory at Project Ballet have received significant (often full) academic scholarships to the following universities: Ball State University, Butler University, College of William and Mary, Dominican University, Grace College, Indiana University - Bloomington, Manchester University, Mercyhurst University, Michigan State University, Point Park University, Purdue University - West Lafayette, Southern Methodist University, State University of New York, Texas Christian University, University of Arizona, University of Cincinnati, University of South Carolina, University of Utah, plus many, many, more. Our graduates are working in the fields of Accounting, Anthropology, Business, Chemistry, Dance, Education, Engineering, Journalism, Law, Medicine, and many more. Attending the Academic Conservatory at Project Ballet opens doors and ignites your future. Your passion is our priority.

To learn more about The Academic Conservatory at Project Ballet, or to inquire about joining our school, please contact our Academic Director, Mrs. Jennifer Frank: frank@projectballet.org

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Project Ballet was established in 2004 and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.