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Education Is The Key To A Great Workforce.

There are seven public school systems serving Southern Indiana and over 10 private schools offering various programs and curriculums. In addition, Indiana and Kentucky have a tuition reciprocity agreement that allows residents throughout the region to enroll at state-supported colleges and pay in-state tuition rates, regardless of whether they reside in Indiana or Kentucky. 

Southern Indiana and Louisville metropolitan area colleges, universities, community colleges, business schools, and technical schools enroll over 70,000 students.

Southern Indiana is also home to several museums, including Carnegie Center for Art & History, Falls of the Ohio State Park & Interpretive Center, Howard Steamboat Museum and Schimpff’s Confectionery. Each city in Southern Indiana features its own library which goes beyond reading by offering various community programs.

Libraries and Museums

Southern Indiana libraries provide information that residents seek for pleasure and business.  Southern Indiana is served by three separate libraries. In addition, the Louisville Free Public Library has branches available.

Charlestown-Clark County Public Library
Established in 1966
51 Clark Road
Charlestown, Indiana 47111
Phone: (812) 256-3337
Phone: (812) 256-3890

Jeffersonville Township Public Library (Jeffersonville)
Established in 1897
211 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
Phone: (812) 285-5630
Fax: (812) 282-1264

Jeffersonville Township Public Library (Clarksville) 
1312 Eastern Boulevard
Clarksville, Indiana 47129
Phone: (812) 285-5640

New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
Established in 1884
180 West Spring Street
New Albany, Indiana 47150
Phone: (812) 944-8464
Fax: (812) 949-3532
Dial-In Access: (812) 949-3730

Louisville Free Public Library
Established 1902
301 York Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
Phone: (502) 574-1617
16 branches

Pre-Kindergarten Schools

Southern Indiana knows you can never start too early and understands the importance of educating the youth in our community. Excellent childhood education programs are offered throughout the region.

The following are organizations that provide educational services to the youth:

Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) helps parents locate and pay for childcare.  In addition, the program offers training for childcare providers, provides childcare data, and advocates for children on a state and local level.

Community Action of Southern Indiana’s F.A.C.E.S (Family and Children Education Program) manages three program components: Head Start, Early Head Start and Learning Blocks Day Care in Southern Indiana.
• The Head Start Program provides services to 290 children (ages 3-5) in Charlestown, Sellersburg, Jeffersonville, and Underwood. The program develops intellectual, social, physical and emotional skills among children.
• Early Head Start helps new mothers and children from birth until age three providing information about nutrition, education, and prenatal services.
• The Learning Blocks Day Care provides childcare for children ages 3 to 5.

The Floyd County Success by 6 action program promotes early learning and school readiness to children in the community. For more information please visit.

Clark County K–12 Public Schools

Clarksville Community Schools
Tina Bennett, Superintendent
200 Ettels Ln.
Clarksville, IN 47129

Community Montessori (K-12)
Barbara Burke, Director
4102 St. Joseph Road
New Albany, IN  47150


Greater Clark County Schools
Mark Laughner, Superintendent
2112 Utica-Sellersburg Rd.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

West Clark Community Schools
Clemen Perez-Lloyd, Interim Superintendent
601 Rentz Ave.
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Floyd County K–12 Public Schools

New Albany – Floyd  County Schools
Dr. Bradley J. Snyder, Superintendent
P.O. Box 1087
New Albany, IN  47150

Private K–12 Schools

Floyd County

Christian Academy of Indiana (PK-12)

Clearfork Christian Academy (5-9)

Community Montessori  (PK-12)

St. Mary’s Catholic Academy (PK-8)

Grace Lutheran School (PK-K)

Holy Family School (NS-8)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (K-8)

St. Mary of-the-Knobs Catholic School (PK-4)

Clark County

Our Lady of Providence (7-12)
(Clarksville) 812-945-3350

Restoration Christian School (PK-12)
(Sellerburg) 812-246-2776

St. Michael School (NS-PK)
(Charlestown) 812-256-3503

Colgate Baptist Church Learning (K-K)
(Clarksville) 812-282-8345

St. Anthony Elementary School (PK-8)
(Clarksville) 812-282-2144

Sacred Heart School (PK-8)
(Jeffersonville) 812-283-3123

St. Paul II Elementary (PK-6)
(Sellersburg) 812-246-3266

Rock Creek Community Academy (K-12)
(Sellersburg) 812-246-9271

Growing Minds Preschool (Pre-K)
(Sellersburg) 812-987-5416