Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Coordinates: 39°53′42″N 86°08′40″W / 39.895079°N 86.144521°W / 39.895079; -86.144521 Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or ISBVI, established in 1847 as the Indiana School for the Blind is a residential school for Indiana youth that are blind or have low vision in Indianapolis, USA. The school added the "and Visually Impaired" to its name in 2007 and continues to use it today, despite "students who are blind or have low vision" being the currently accepted term. Students are able to attend the school from pre-school to high school, up to age 22. The current[when?] student population is estimated between 150 and 175 students; there are also an equal number of educators, maintenance, outreach, administrators and residential staff. The current superintendent of ISBVI, James Durst, does not actually hold valid Indiana licensure to be a superintendent [1] and is therefore officially the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the school instead. The Lions Clubs of Indiana support the institution as one of their state projects through monetary donations and volunteerism. ISBVI has a youth Lions Club called the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Leo Club. Their colors are green and white. Their mascot is the rocket. They play sports such as swimming, cheerleading, wrestling, goalball, and track and field.

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  • Indianapolis Art Center created a section of their ARTSPARK for students at ISBVI
  • Circle is a sculpture created by the visually impaired artist Sadashi Inuzuki with the school's students.


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