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Introduction to the School

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Welcome to our web site! Riverdale Country School is an independent day school that provides a continuous coeducational program for boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The school is located on two wooded campuses in the northwest corner of New York City, NY.

We invite you to consider the many advantages of Riverdale Country School.

At Riverdale we seek academic excellence and personal achievement within an ethical and supportive environment. When you visit, you will find a stimulating and challenging curriculum, bright and engaging students, a well-educated and dedicated faculty, a wide array of artistic, athletic, and other extracurricular opportunities, an impressive physical plant, and an environment conducive to learning. You will also discover a community proud of its friendly atmosphere and warm relationships.

Grounded in the values of the liberal arts, Riverdale strives to maintain an appropriate balance among its courses and activities. The School treats students as individuals and respects their unique strengths, while offering the most rigorous academic program possible. We prepare students for both competition and cooperation, and we foster their respect for others and for the community as a whole. At all times the School attempts to create an atmosphere in which trust, honesty, and mutual support are assumed.

Riverdale is a remarkable school with ambitious goals. We believe we have invigorating and rigorous programs within a happy, positive environment. We therefore welcome your interest and urge you to visit us.

Sincerely yours,
Dominic A.A. Randolph