December 2016

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Learning In The Natural World

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Ella Pastor, left, and Debbie Wing are co-facilitators of Lower School environmental education. Their classroom extends from the 8-acre Lower School campus to the nearby grounds of Wave Hill and the Riverdale Park.  Every day is an adventure.  Learn more.

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Learning for the Fun of It

 

Riverdale's summer Project Knowmad program offers Middle Schoolers and Upper Schoolers a chance to take their learning beyond the classroom. Learn more.

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Changing The World for the Good

 

For more than a decade, Riverdale has sent groups of students to New Orleans to help with the rebuilding of the city after Hurricane Katrina. Now Upper School students are leading some of the projects. Learn more.

HIGHLIGHTS

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Medal Moments


Tim Morehouse '96 won a silver medal in fencing at the Beijing Olympics. Tim started fencing as a Riverdale Middle Schooler and as the years went on, he set goals and achieved them with a sense of humor, optimism, and grit. In this video, he tells his story to the Middle School and urges them to ask themselves, "What does your gold medal in school look like?" Learn more.

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Riverdale 欢迎你

 

For their final project in Chinese, Eli Cohen '19 and Sarah Brown '19 created a video that celebrates their fondness for Riverdale and their enthusiasm for Mandarin. Read more.

Riverdale Voices

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LOWER SCHOOL MOVEMENT

 

Helena Garrabou-Vancells

 

Movement and mindfulness are important learning activities for young children at Riverdale. Learn more.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ART

 

 

Angela Paris

 

Art from a banana peel? Angela Paris introduces unconventional materials in Middle School art. Learn more.

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 UPPER SCHOOL LANGUAGES

 

Dr. Cole Harrop

 

Dr. Cole Harrop teaches Latin, French, and Integrated Liberal Studies (ILS), a required interdisciplinary course for Riverdale seniors. Learn more.

IN THE NEWS

The New Yorker spotlights the role of Ian Zelbo '22 in The Nutcracker

The Riverdale Press features Community Action Day, an event that supports local service organizations

Riverdale hosts hackathon for Agile Youth Conference NYC

Seventh graders conduct a Skype Q&A with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)


 
 
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Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good.

 

5250 Fieldston Road, Bronx, NY 10471

Lower School: (718) 549-7780, Middle/Upper School: (718) 549-8810

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