Marian University is partnering with a for-profit education company to launch a private school for K-12 students. The Marian University Preparatory School will offer a hybrid learning model that combines virtual and in-person instruction.
The university says MU Prep will use a learning platform from Virginia-based Stride Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a provider of online and blended learning programs. The prep school will offer core subjects, as well as religion, electives, and career and college readiness.
The new school will provide two options. MU Prep will feature all-virtual instruction with a learning coach. MU Prep Plus will offer a full-time hybrid format with virtual and in-person instruction.
“For 85 years, Marian University has focused on delivering innovative opportunities to support the ever-changing landscape of education,” said Marian University President Daniel Elsener. “Marian University embraces ground-breaking education models tailored to meet individual needs of each student. In Stride, Inc., we have found highly skilled partners who can help us deliver a completely virtual and hybrid educational experience to K-12 students and families in Indiana and beyond.”
Indiana students entering grades 6-9 in the 2022-23 academic year can enroll now, with classes beginning in August. Both the virtual and hybrid learning options will be available to Indiana residents. In-person instruction will take place in Indianapolis during the first year.
Marian says the school will add grade levels each year until grades K-12 are available. The school plans to eventually increase access statewide and nationally.