Award Year: 2013

Saint Louis de Montfort Catholic School

11421 Hague Road
Fishers, IN, 46038-1876

(317) 842-1125

Annette Marie Jones, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Lafayette

School Website


Dedicated to following Jesus by living the catechism, students are empowered through faith formation, servant leadership, and academic excellence to become community leaders.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 1%

St. Louis de Montfort Catholic School provides a Catholic, academically-challenging, service-oriented environment for junior kindergarten through grade eight students. Located in Fishers, suburb of Indianapolis, the school has focused on “thinking outside the box,” which has generated numerous accolades and has seized incredible opportunities during the last five years. As a result of outstanding state assessment scores, SLDM has consistently received an exemplary status or grade “A” by the Indiana Department of Education. Named as 2011 Business of the Year by the Fishers Chamber of Commerce, the school has developed a partnership with Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and has focused on international connections by hosting administrators and educators from China, Finland, Germany, and Argentina. SLDM incorporated the school-wide Covey Leadership Program and embraced technological upgrades and plans, including smart boards, laptops, and iPads. The community applauded the Class of 2012 on receiving over $115,000 in scholarships and congratulated the current principal as 2011 District #5 Principal of the Year by Indiana Association of School Principals. SLDM, named “Top 25 Best Schools” by Indianapolis Monthly, received numerous grants. Students participate in daily prayer, religion classes, liturgical celebrations, retreats, and service learning projects. During the annual Walk-a-thon, students wear “dog tags” with a hospitalized child’s name and condition and pray for the child throughout the year. The school fosters a vibrant learning community by keeping the students engaged in discovery, collaborating with the larger community, and providing all members with continual opportunities for growth. Accomplished and caring teachers deliver a demanding academic curriculum, which results in exceptional standardized test scores and high achievement levels. Consistent parental involvement and community volunteers support the educational process and mission.