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 recently conducted its 40-year reunion. A room was reserved at the Blind Owl Brewery, located at 62nd Street and Binford Boulevard, Indianapolis. See our event page for more information about the Ladywood-St. Agnes all-alumnae luncheon. Contact Karen Blackwell Smith at to register.


Attendees at the Ladywood-St. Agnes 40-year reunion included (front, frmo left) Julie Dimond Apple, Eva Cheung, Jean Breaux, Michelle Warwick Primavera, Margo Sweeney, Lesley Foster, Cindy Tofil Duncan, Tracy Hansen DeRamo, (back) Tracy Hapak Schick, Susie Klug Sidell, Karen Blackwell Smith, Teresa Jansen Venatta, Karen Steilberger, Michele Blades Noel, Missy Bennett Campbell, Barb Lower Maurath, Karen Beckerich Feeney and Laurie Turchan Ogle. This was the final class of the school, as it was closed that year.