Purdue Polytechnic Comes to Broad Ripple Village

The former satellite office of the Central Indiana Community Foundation will see new life as the second location of Purdue Polytechnic High School. The building at 1405 Broad Ripple Ave. was recently acquired by the Keystone Group, whose CEO, Ersal Ozdemir, is a Purdue Engineering alumnus. “I am deeply connected to Purdue and also Purdue Polytechnic High School’s mission of equitable access to quality education,” Ozdemir said in a statement. He said his team will work quickly on building renovations so the school can open in July for the 2019–20 academic year. The tuition-free public charter high school with a STEM-focused curriculum expects an inaugural class of 150 students. Because the 12,400-square-foot building is too small to accommodate future growth, Ozdemir said Keystone will work with Purdue Polytechnic over the next 12 months to identify a permanent home for the school in Broad Ripple Village.