About Lindley Elementary School
Lindley Elementary International Spanish Academy is named for Aaron T. Lindley, who served as superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools from 1952-1961. Prior to joining FWCS, Lindley served as the superintendent of Lafayette Schools.
The school was built in 1970 and the first principal was Charles Culp. As the district’s only Spanish focus school, Lindley provides Spanish Immersion and Spanish Language programs, and became a member of the International Spanish Academies Program, a prestigious program partnering schools with the Ministry of Education and Science in Spain, in 2007. In the Spanish Immersion Program, half of the instructional day is spent in Spanish Immersion with math, science, health and social studies taught in Spanish. In the Spanish Language Program, students spend half an hour in a Spanish language block, but all subjects are taught in English. Lindley is a Title I school and offers the English Language Learners (ELL) program. Lindley students feed into Portage Middle School and Wayne High School and is located in the Board of School Trustees District 5.