Herron Prep is Indianapolis’ tuition-free classical elementary school, and a member of Herron Classical Schools (formerly Indianapolis Classical Schools) alongside the nationally recognized and award-winning Herron High School and Herron -Riverside High School. Our network is founded in the belief that a classical, liberal arts education is the best preparation for a future life of leadership and service. We are known for our academic rigor as well as our excellent academic and socio-emotional support systems.
Address: 110 E 16th Street, Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 231-0010
Q&A with Herron Preparatory Academy:
What makes Herron Preparatory unique?
We believe all children are capable and curious, and meaningful contributors to the classroom. Our students are never seen as a number or product to be processed. Our teachers are dedicated to nurturing relationships with our students and families to build a culture of respect and trust.
What is Herron Preparatory’s age/grade range?
Herron Prep is currently enrolling for grades K-3 in Fall 2021, and will add a consecutive grade each school year thereafter, through Grade 8.
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
All Herron Classical Schools enroll scholars through Enroll Indy at www.enrollindy.org. First round enrollment ends 1/31/22. At Herron Prep, any student living in Indiana as a rising Kindergartener-3rd Grader is eligible to enroll for Fall 2022.
Do you offer financial assistance?
Herron Prep is tuition-free. Assistance is available for uniforms, as well as free/reduced lunch and book fees.
What are the standard school day hours?
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Does Herron Preparatory offer before/after school care? Does Herron Preparatory offer afterschool activities?
Yes, Herron Prep offers before/after school care via an onsite partnership with the YMCA starting at 6:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Clubs are also available for interested scholars.
Is there a uniform or dress code?
The Herron Prep uniform consists of navy, red, or white polo shirts and khaki pants or jumpers. Through 2nd grade, an optional blue polo dress is allowed.
How many children attend the school? How many students are in the average classroom?
In our inaugural year, 120 students attend Herron Preparatory Academy in K-2 grade. The average class size is 22-24.
Does Herron Preparatory have a homework policy?
The Herron Prep school day is structured with ample time to address individual subjects so that lower grade scholars will have minimal homework. Reading and review at home are always encouraged.
Does Herron Preparatory offer support for students with special needs?
Herron Prep has many different support systems in place for all types of learners, including a Special Education teacher on staff. Students will be assessed in individual subjects and move fluidly through the supports for their learning styles based on need and progress.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Herron Preparatory offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?
In addition to STEM, physical education, art and music, Herron Prep scholars will also take part in Global/Language Studies. Global/Language Studies are part of our classical curriculum and will focus on Spanish, French and Latin (also offered at Herron and Riverside High Schools) and the countries where these languages are spoken and/or originated.
What are Herron Preparatory’s safety policies?
The safety of our scholars is Herron Classical Schools’ primary concern. Our network-wide safety protocols include drills and communication is sent home to families on how we keep their students safe.
What extra safety measures is Herron Preparatory taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Herron Preparatory Academy is gathering in-person for classes with a mask mandate. We will continue to follow the mandates of the Marion County Health Department, in addition to surveying student families.
Who should parents contact for more information about Herron Preparatory?
Please contact Herron Prep Student Services Coordinator, Thomasina Colbert at 463-231-6624 with any questions.