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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


Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is now open! Due to demand, open spots are limited, so be sure to apply today! 

At Herron Preparatory Academy, our commitment to a comprehensive classical education nurtures your child's natural curiosity and cultivates a lifelong love of learning. 

Take it from our parents who describe Herron Preparatory Academy as a place where children are "loved, celebrated, inspired, challenged, equipped, allowed to dream, nourished with kindness and compassion, and immersed in an excellent learning community."

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Schedule a Tour or Sign up for an Info Session!

An in-person campus tour or a virtual information session with our enrollment team both provide wonderful opportunities to learn more about Herron Preparatory Academy! 

Enroll Indy applications for Kindergarten through 6th grade spots in the 2024-25 school year are open NOW, so today is the perfect time to learn more about what makes HPA one of the best elementary schools in the city! 

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New, Exciting Testing Data is In!

NEW exciting testing data is in! In our first year of testing, an impressive 96.4% of Herron Preparatory Academy scholars passed their IREAD-3 exam!

That places HPA in the 93rd percentile in the entire STATE!

We are so proud of our scholars for this achievement! Read more about our curriculum by clicking below.

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News & Events

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Herron High School as #1 Public High School in Indianapolis Metro Area

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.

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.

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.

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