Indianapolis 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.
Indianapolis Classical Schools (ICS) 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. ICS is led by the same committed individuals who founded and built Herron High School to become one of the state’s best public high schools. Indianapolis Classical Schools will extend the success of Herron High School’s classical, intentionally-diverse, college-preparatory model to more students in Central Indiana.