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Information Sessions Available

On October 28, Herron and Herron-Riverside held a virtual open house. To view the recording, click here.

Zoom Information Sessions will be held once a month from 7 – 8 pm. The zoom link will be sent after you complete the sign-up form.

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Visit our Campus!

Take a virtual tour of our Herron-Riverside campus, located in the historic Naval Armory building. 

We are happy to return to in-person tours this year. However, we are limiting the number of family members to one student and one parent or guardian. If your family has more than one student who is interested in touring, please contact Director of Enrollment, Jennene Young by email,, or by calling 317-926-6789, to make arrangements. Masks are required to tour.

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College Preparatory

Our academic model allows for more teacher-student, one-on-one, individualized attention. Our schools have a culture that, above all, supports rigorous academics and preparation for college within the context of safe and nurturing relationships.

We achieve this through small classes, continual dialogue between teacher and students, regular and planned remediation, teacher advisors, and tutoring. Through consistency, self-discipline, and intellectual curiosity, Herron-Riverside students become informed citizens capable of transforming our world.

To learn more about our impressive inaugural graduating class, click here!




Excellence in Education

"Students are happy here." That's what a recent visitor said as they spoke with Head of School, Katie Dorsey. At Herron-Riverside, we understand that students need to feel safe and supported to truly learn. In the words of senior Ray Glowner: I greatly appreciate all that Riverside has done for me. It's allowed me to get into the best shape of my life with its various sports offered, as well as what I feel is one of the best educations in the city. I've learned so much here academically, but the people here and the experiences they've given to me have been the best part."

Herron Classical Schools Core Values

Diverse. Tuition-Free. College Prep.

Herron Classical Schools is a community of scholars that advances timeless ideas and content, builds a culture of respect and trust, and engages in an urban environment in order to prepare students to be world-class citizens.

We are founded on the belief that a classical, liberal arts education, where students are steeped in great historical thought and invention, is the best preparation for a future life of leadership and service. We are structured around an art history timeline which emphasizes the classic art and literature of many cultures.

Every Student is a Scholar

Engaging in Urban Community

Advancing Timeless Ideas and Content

Building a Community of Respect and Trust

Relationships with People and Ideas

Serving as a Catalyst for Renewal

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Why Latin?

The four-year Latin sequence at Herron High School serves as an intensive course in logic and logical processes, thereby creating a graduate who is much stronger in critical thinking and the ability for tackling more complex questions posed in a college classroom.

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