Herron Preparatory School

Herron Preparatory Academy is a member of the Indianapolis Classical Schools network and joins the award-winning Herron High School and Riverside High School. Indianapolis Classical Schools is a tuition-free, intentionally diverse, public charter school network located in downtown Indianapolis. We are founded on the belief that a classical, liberal arts education is the best preparation for a future life of leadership and service.

General Info:

Address: 110 E 16th Street, Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 231-0010
Website: www.herronprep.org


Q&A with Herron Preparatory Academy:

What makes Herron Preparatory unique?

Herron Prep is Indianapolis’ first tuition-free classical elementary school, a member of Indianapolis Classical Schools, alongside the nationally recognized and award-winning Herron High School and 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.

What is Herron Preparatory’s age/grade range?

Herron Prep is currently enrolling for grades K-2 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 Indianapolis Classical Schools enroll scholars through Enroll Indy at www.enrollindy.org. First round enrollment ends 1/29/21. At Herron Prep, any student living in Indiana as a rising Kindergartener-2nd Grader is eligible to enroll for Fall 2021.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Herron Prep is tuition-free. Assistance will be 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?

Herron Prep will offer before/after school care via a partner agency starting at 6:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. The partner agency will administer applicable fees. Clubs will also be available for interested scholars.

Is there a uniform or dress code?

The Herron Prep uniform will consist of navy, red, or white polo shirts and khaki pants or jumpers.

How many children attend the school? How many students are in the average classroom?

Opening in Fall 2021 with K-2 classes, Herron Prep projects 20 scholars per class with two classes per grade.

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 will be encouraged.

Does Herron Preparatory offer support for students with special needs?

Herron Prep will have 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 (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?

Safety of our scholars is Indianapolis Classical Schools’ primary concern. Our network-wide safety protocols will be extended to Herron Preparatory Academy.

What extra safety measures is Herron Preparatory taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Herron Preparatory Academy anticipates opening in-person classes in Fall 2021. However, Indianapolis Classical Schools continues 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 Assistant Head of School Sean Henseleit at (317) 231-0010 ext 1158 with any questions.

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