Riverside High School

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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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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.

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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RHS Newsletter 11.18.19 Read More »
Head of School Katie Dorsey and Junior Lissania Perez-Diaz Appear on FOX59
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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Riverside basketball featured in Indianapolis Star
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,…
Read More »
Riverside High School on front page of IndyStar
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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Upcoming Events
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Nov
21
Thu
RHS Thanksgiving Luncheon
Nov 21 all-day
Nov
22
Fri
Early Dismissal 2:00 PM – No 5th Period
Nov 22 all-day
Nov
25
Mon
No School for Students – Faculty Professional Development
Nov 25 – Nov 26 all-day
Nov
27
Wed
School Closed – Thanksgiving Break
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day
Dec
2
Mon
Classes Resume – 9:00 AM
Dec 2 all-day
Dec
6
Fri
ICS Theatre Department Production 7:00 PM
Dec 6 all-day
Dec
7
Sat
ICS Theatre Department Production 7:00 PM
Dec 7 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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