Riverside High School
Riverside High School Campus is currently closed. E-Learning: March 16 - March 26 ~ Spring Break: March 27 - April 7, 2020; E-Learning resumes April 8.

ICS Campus Closure with E-Learning

E-Learning begins March 16, 2020 ~ Spring Break March 27-April 7, 2020 --------- Updated 3/23/20
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Tour the Armory

Riverside High School leadership and staff is offering tours of the renovated Armory, now the school's permanent home, for interested families and community members.
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RHS in IndyStar

Riverside High School's basketball teams and its historic gymnasium were recently featured in the Indianapolis Star.
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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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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 nearly 300 freshman and sophomore students at its new permanent location 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.”
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Head of School Katie Dorsey and Junior Lissania Perez-Diaz Appear on FOX59
Head of School, Katie Dorsey, and Argonaut Class of 2021 member, Lissania Perez-Diaz, appeared on FOX59 Morning News to share what makes Riverside High School special and how to enroll. For more information about enrolling at Riverside, visit our enrollment page or contact Director of Enrollment, Jennene Young, at 317-231-0010, x16016.
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Riverside basketball featured in Indianapolis Star
Riverside High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were featured in a recent article in the Indianapolis Star. The article highlights the growing program and how its home in one of the city’s most unique and historic gymnasiums has contributed to its early success. To read the article, click on the button below. Read the…
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Riverside High School on front page of IndyStar
Riverside High School made the front page of the Indy Star on Monday, November 12, 2018. You can read the article and take a look at the beautiful photos of our building here.
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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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