Sept. 22, 2017
THE NEW CLASS — IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee joined administrators and some members of the freshman class at Riverside High School. A celebration of the school’s opening included students, faculty and community supporters.
Riverside High School, a new school created by the same leadership that founded Herron High School, commemorated its launch on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
The new school is operating at 2916 W. 30th St, a temporary location, until renovations are complete on its permanent home at the Heslar Naval Armory on the city’s near west side. The launch of Riverside not only marks a new school, but also the creation of Indianapolis Classical Schools, a new network that includes Riverside and Herron high schools.
Nearly 100 guests attended the launch, along with faculty, staff and students.
“Like Herron High School, we are committed to being one of the best public high schools in the state and nation,” said Riverside Head of School Katie Dorsey. “We have big dreams for our scholars, artists, musicians, scientists and classicists.”
Riverside opened in August with an inaugural freshman class of 140 and, along with Herron, is an Innovation Charter School in partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools. A feature of that partnership includes preference for students who live in the neighborhoods surrounding the schools.
“I can tell you with much confidence today that I’m assured that this is a great place for our young people,” said IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, who attended the school’s grand opening event and spent time talking to and taking photos with students.
Riverside offers a classical, liberal arts education to students in the heart of Indianapolis.