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Riverside High School is a member of Indianapolis Classical Schools and a second campus of Indiana's #2 public high school, Herron High School. We are currently enrolling 9th and 10th graders for the 2018-19 school year.
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Campaign Success


ICS has successfully met its campaign goal to fund renovations to transform the Heslar Naval Armory into Riverside's permanent home. It continues to raise money for unfunded needs like bleachers for the gymnasium.
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Tour the Armory


Riverside High School leadership and staff will be giving hardhat tours of the Armory, the school's permanent home, for prospective and current families on several dates throughout the spring.
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Gold Medal School


Riverside High School's sister school, Herron High School, was ranked #2 in Indiana by U.S. News & World Report and awarded "Gold Medal School" status yet again.
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Diverse. Tuition-Free. College Prep.

Offering a world-class, classical, liberal arts curriculum in the heart of Indianapolis, Riverside High School is creating a new standard for excellence in public education.

Riverside High School is a member of the Indianapolis Classical Schools network and the second campus of award-winning Herron High School. Riverside is a tuition-free, intentionally-diverse, public charter high school located on the near northwest side of downtown Indianapolis. It is founded on the belief that a classical, liberal arts education is the best preparation for a future life of leadership and service. Riverside currently serves 140 freshman students in a temporary location but will grow for next school year to serve freshman and sophomore students at its permanent home in the historic Heslar Naval Armory.

About Riverside

Transformational Education

Riverside High School will achieve the same standard of excellence as Herron High School. Our rigorous curriculum prepares students to be world-class citizens and equips them for success in college and the workforce. Our scholars engage in an urban environment and play an important role in strengthening their community and city as a whole.

A world-class city needs world-class public high schools. We’re making that idea a reality.

99%

Graduation Rate for Indianapolis Classical Schools senior students.

Riverside High School has changed my outlook on the world. It has taught me that different types of people can learn together and be friends. My classmates are all really different. There’s lots of culture at Riverside. I am so lucky to be here.”
Recent News
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Herron High School Again Achieves Gold Medal Status from U.S. News & World Report; Ranked #2 in Indiana
Herron High School again ranks high on U.S. New's and World Report's list of "America's Best Public High Schools." This year it ranks #2 in Indiana High Schools and #252 overall on the Best High Schools Index.
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ICS Celebrates Campaign Success for Riverside
Diverse. Tuition-Free. College Prep. Offering a world-class, classical, liberal arts curriculum in the heart of Indianapolis, Riverside High School is creating a new standard for excellence in public education. Riverside High School is a member of the Indianapolis Classical Schools network and the second campus of award-winning Herron High School. Riverside is a tuition-free, intentionally-diverse,…
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New Riverside High School Ad Airing on RTV6!
A new advertisement about Riverside High School is airing on RTV6. Be sure to tune in to RTV6 to watch it!
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Upcoming Events
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May
28
all day
SCHOOL CLOSED, Memorial Day
May
29
all day
Second Semester Final Exams; (A1) and (A2); 9:00 a.m.–1:45 p.m. – No 5th period
May
30
all day
Second Semester Final Exams; (B1) and (B2); 9:00 a.m.–1:45 p.m. – No 5th period
May
31
all day
Second Semester Final Exams; (A3) and (A4); 9:00 a.m.–1:45 p.m. – No 5th period
Jun
1
all day
Second Semester Final Exams; (B3) and (B4); 9:00 a.m.–1:45 p.m. – No 5th period
Jun
3
all day
Exam Make-Up Day. No classes; End of Second Semester
Jun
12
Jun 12 – Jun 29 all-day
Summer Academe Session I

Make a difference in the lives of our scholars.

We are looking for educators who want to change the lives of high school students through education. We are a close-knit community of scholars with a shared purpose of preparing the next generation of world-class citizens. If you care deeply about your subject matter and educating students, we hope you will join our team.
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