Crown Hill Cemetery is a 555-acre cemetery, arboretum, historic landmark, and public art space. Founded in 1863, Crown Hill offers unique, standards-based programs that will captivate students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade in Indianapolis’ most unique outdoor classroom! Bring your class to the gravesites of influential, fascinating, and unsung witnesses to history; explore trees and wildlife in our environmental education programs; and analyze distinctive art and architecture that covers our sacred grounds.

School Field Trip Details

  • Crown Hill education programs take place at the Cemetery.
  • Programs include discussion, inquiry-based exploration, and a hands-on component tailored to specific grade levels and support a variety of DOE and other curriculum-based standards.
  • Each activity can accommodate a group size of 35 students and their adult chaperones. Depending on our staff and education volunteer availability, we may be able to accommodate up to 150 students in one visit.
  • Crown Hill Foundation’s education programs are FREE and made possible thanks to our generous donors


Stephanie oversees all of the Foundation’s educational and community programming efforts, including K-12 educational curriculum, state standards, field trips; community tours and events; and publicity across all social media platforms. She is integral in the Foundation’s efforts to grow and enhance educational opportunities and community programming to celebrate the architectural, cultural, and natural heritage of Crown Hill Cemetery.

Stephanie received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Indiana University and a Master of Curriculum and Instruction from Ball State University. She taught for over 16 years at I.P.S., Westfield-Washington, and Carmel schools. She was also the department head of social studies and science. Under her leadership, Crown Hill hosts numerous school field trips, the FFA National Convention, the annual “Homeschool Day,” and many other educational and community programming.

Stephanie’s office is at the Waiting Station and can be reached at 317-744-2183 or