At the time of the merger between Ladywood School and St. Agnes in 1970, 600 girls attended Ladywood-St. Agnes School. The quality of the education maintained there led to the development of many leaders in the community and elsewhere. Meanwhile, areas in the central part of the city of Indianapolis were changing. Cathedral High School for Boys, located across the street from the former St. Agnes Academy, was in need of a new location. It was decided by the sisters to sell the property to Cathedral High School with the agreement that the school would be co-educational. Several Sisters of Providence remained on the staff of the new school. Ladywood-St. Agnes merged with Cathedral in 1976 after six years of great work.

Reunion information

The Ladywood-St. Agnes Class of 1976 will conduct its 40th reunion on Saturday, October 8, 2016. A room has been reserved at the Blind Owl Brewery, located at 62nd Street and Binford Boulevard, Indianapolis. The reunion is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Food and beverages may be ordered from the menu. See our event page for more information about the Ladywood-St. Agnes all-alumnae luncheon. Contact Karen Blackwell Smith at to register.