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A NEWSLETTER FOR PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES FEBRUARY 2016

Learning
Through Building

LOWER SCHOOL

Riverdale Designs Building For Grades 3 to 5


As a new building goes up on the Lower School campus, our design team talks about how learning spaces can inspire new ways of thinking and working together. Learn more

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Baseball, Bath Bombs, Dinosaurs & Drones


Middle School Project Week in January gave students a chance to explore creative activities. Possibilities included conducting a mock interview with Brian Cashman at Yankee Stadium, building a life-sized woolly mammoth, preparing skin-softening bath bombs, and programming drones powered by sound. Learn more

UPPER SCHOOL

Design Engineers


In the design engineering class, students designed and built clocks using math, digital design programs, and computer-assisted tools. Knowledge of gear ratios required. Learn more.




Our Faculty

LOWER SCHOOL

James Duval
(New Lower School Head )

James Duval, head of the Lower School at the Barcelona International School, will join the RCS community this summer. Learn more. 


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Caroline Boyajian
(English teacher)

Caroline Boyajian, an English teacher for the sixth and seventh grade, emphasizes the process associated with effective analytical writing. Learn more. 

UPPER SCHOOL

Dwight Vidale '01
(Director of Community Engagement) 

Dwight Vidale, the organizer of the citywide Young Men of Color Symposium, creates leadership opportunities for students. Learn more. 



The Riverdale Experience

LOWER SCHOOL

Dance, Culture, Life with Alvin Ailey 

Alvin Ailey dancers spend two weeks at the Lower School teaching students lessons for life. Learn more.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Seventh Grade Changemaker

Michelle Wen '21 received a Class of 1959 Social Change Grant to create the "Emotions Board." Learn more

UPPER SCHOOL

Sea Kayaking in Alaska

Brayan Lozano '16 created this video about his trip last year. Alaska is just one of many Riverdale travel destinations. Learn more.



   GOOD TO KNOW
  • Revisit events are coming soon. We hope you’ll come back and visit us! Please see your decision letter for details. Would you like to connect with a current Riverdale student, family, or faculty member? If so, let us know, and we'll reach out to make a connection.
  • Summer is an exciting time at Riverdale. ESF offers day camps and sports camps on our campus. Click here for more information. Interested in bots, code, art, photography, game design, Maker projects? How about a 40-hour mini-musical challenge? Riverdale's Project Knowmad for Middle and Upper School students is led by the Riverdale faculty and offers a range of creative workshops throughout the summer. Click here for details. 
  • A story in Architectural Record features the child-centered design of the temporary classrooms at the Lower School campus. 
  • Two parent workshops on how to help students better focus and manage their busy schedules may be viewed on the Riverdale website. 
  • The Teachers Guild, a joint venture between Riverdale and the design firm of IDEO, is working with Michelle Obama's Better Make Room and Reach Higher initiatives to develop new pathways to college.
  • We encourage you to follow us on social media for the latest Riverdale happenings. See links below.


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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.

www.riverdale.edu

5250 Fieldston Road, Bronx, NY 10471
Lower School: (718) 549-7780, Middle/Upper School: (718) 549-8810
info@riverdale.edu


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