School Profile - Herron Preparatory Academy

Classical, Diverse, College Preparatory

As the third campus of Indianapolis Classical Schools network, Herron Preparatory Academy offers a classical, liberal arts education to an intentionally diverse population of elementary students in the heart of Indianapolis.

School Profile – The Basics

Founded: 2020-2021 school year, opened August 2021
Authorizer: Mayor of Indianapolis’ Office of Education Innovation
School type: Co-educational
Grades: K-8 (K-2 in the 2021-2022 school year and adding an additional class each year)
Enrollment: 120 (2021-2022 school year)

Awards & Accolades

Herron Preparatory Academy will have the same rigorous standards as Herron High School and Riverside High School. Herron High School has accumulated a long list of awards and accolades that have earned it the reputation as Indianapolis’ best public high school. As Riverside High School will be graduating its first class of Seniors in 2021, the school is on the path to achieving the same standard of excellence as its sister school, Herron High School. In its first year of receiving a letter grade, Riverside was rated an A school by the IDOE.

Herron High School’s recent accolades include:

  • 2020 Recipient of the U.S. Dept of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools award
  • Ranked as Indianapolis’ best public high school by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Designated as a Gold Medal school by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked among the top 1 percent of high schools nationwide by Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report and The Washington Post.

About Indianapolis Classical Schools

Established in 2016, Indianapolis Classical Schools is one community with two great high schools – Herron High School and Riverside High School – with one board of directors and a unified vision and mission to set a new standard for high school education in Central Indiana.

Learn more about Indianapolis Classical Schools