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Spring 2024 Open House

Join us on Thursday, April 11th, 2024 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm to learn more about Herron-Riverside High School! Herron-Riverside is a school where every student receives the highest quality, college preparatory, liberal arts and sciences education in Indianapolis. It is a school where our diverse student body is valued and seen as one of our greatest strengths. 

Most of all, Herron-Riverside is a school where every student is known, seen, and celebrated.

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Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is NOW OPEN!  For your best chance at gaining a seat at Herron-Riverside High School, submit your application during round two, which ends on Friday, April 19th. 

At HRHS, our close-knit student body and our college preparatory, liberal arts and sciences curriculum set us apart from other schools. Your student deserves a school where they are KNOWN.

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Sign up for a Tour or Shadow Day

Join us at one of our upcoming shadow dates, information sessions, or tours to learn all about what life is like as a Herron-Riverside High School Argonaut. See our classical, college preparatory, liberal arts and sciences curriculum in action, meet our enrollment team and school leadership, and get all your questions answered! 

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College Preparatory

Herron Classical High Schools offer small classroom environments that allow for more teacher-student, one-on-one, individualized attention. Our schools have a culture that, above all, supports rigorous academics and preparation for college.

The culture does 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 Classical Schools students become informed citizens capable of transforming our world.

NEW Exciting Testing Data is In!


Together, HCS scholars performed at the top of Marion County public schools on the SAT. Herron and Herron-Riverside High Schools nearly DOUBLED the percentage of students who met SAT proficiency benchmarks from 2022 to 2023!

Read more about our scholars’ accomplishment on our blog.

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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

News & Events

Latest News

Gary Wetzel named ICSS Teacher of the Year

Sending a BIG congratulations to our own Gary Wetzel for being recognized as the ICSS (Indiana Council for the Social Studies) Distinguished Teacher for 2021! This is a HUGE honor and we are so proud of Mr. Wetzel and thankful for the amazing work he does day in and day out for our scholars! He truly embodies our core values in everything he does.

Education in the Time of Coronavirus

Times are changing rapidly. By the time we refresh our browsers, there will no doubt be updates and new mandates regarding COVID-19. At Herron and Riverside High Schools, we understand that these rapid changes, and the sudden school closures, have brought on some fear and anxiety. This is one reason we acted quickly and organized e-learning for our students. We know that our students will benefit from structure and continued learning throughout this uncertain time.

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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