Riverside High School
Riverside High School is closed to visitors without an appointment. Masks must be worn on campus at all times.

Join us for a Virtual Information Session

Join us for an information session. We'll share all that Riverside has to offer and why even the Ivy League universities are noticing!
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Meet the Teacher Videos

We are excited to share the links for the introductory videos created by our faculty in place of our traditional in-person “Meet the Teacher Night.”
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Riverside High School's The Art of Healing Video

Learn how our scholars thrive through the arts
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Take a Virtual Tour of Riverside High School

Can't make it to an in-person tour? Please join Riverside High School 2021 graduate, Lissania on a virtual tour today!
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Make a Donation!

Riverside High School needs your support to continue to provide a world-class education. 100 percent of every gift goes directly toward classroom materials and equipment as well as student enrichment and extracurricular activities.
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RHS in IndyStar

Riverside High School's basketball teams and its historic gymnasium featured in the Indianapolis Star.
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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 450 scholars in the historic former Heslar Naval Armory. 

About Riverside

Transformational Education

Riverside High School is quickly becoming one of Indianapolis’ best public high schools. 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.


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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RHS Newsletter 9.17.21 Read More »
ICS 2019-2020 Impact Statement
Friends and families, Please join me in commending our scholars. Below is a link for our 2019-2020 Impact Statement. Whether your passion is education, urban revitalization, historic preservation, a vibrant arts community, or if your focus is to increase Indiana’s global competitiveness in a 21st-century world, you will find within this report something to celebrate!…
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Indianapolis Classical Schools Message to Our Community
Dear ICS Families, This week has been undeniably hard as we grapple with the recent death of George Floyd and the ongoing realities of systemic racism and inequities on top of the challenges of COVID-19.  Our hearts and minds are burdened as we struggle to discern how best to respond and act. Today, we are…
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Riverside High School Partners with Saint Joseph College of Marian University for Scholar Credits
Indianapolis Classical Schools is excited to announce a wonderful new partnership with Marian University through Saint Joseph College. This partnership will allow qualifying scholars at Riverside High School to accrue free college credits on the Marian campus during their senior year. Riverside High School makes over 20 Advanced Placement ™ courses openly available to scholars,…
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Upcoming Events
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ICS Theatre Department Presents 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 7:00 PM
Sep 24 all-day
No School for Students – Professional Development Day
Sep 24 all-day
ICS Theatre Department Presents 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 7:00 PM
Sep 25 all-day
ICS Theatre Department Presents 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 2:30 PM
Sep 26 all-day
ICS Theatre Department Presents 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 7:00 PM
Oct 1 all-day
ICS Theatre Department Presents 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 7:00 PM
Oct 2 all-day
Saturday School 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Oct 2 all-day

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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