In 2017, a group of students and teachers went to China. In this photo, they are participating in a tai chi session.
Head of School Dominic A.A. Randolph says “global learning is mobile learning.” As part of the curriculum as well as our co-curriculum programs, students leave campus to better understand the world in which we live. That means exploring New York’s diverse neighborhoods and cultural offerings as well as traveling to Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Alabama, Detroit, Alaska, and beyond to understand the challenges of other communities, cultures, and natural environments. Opportunities are offered though outdoor education, global education, Project Knowmad, the Middle School's Project Week, and the Lower School's Project-Based Learning Week, to name a few.
Inspiring thought leaders and speakers come to the campus to talk about world events and changing social, cultural, and political trends. Service-learning experiences promote empathy and thoughtfulness, helping students to become culturally adaptable and throughtful and sensitive members of diverse teams.
To learn more about how Riverdale develops Citizens of the World, go to the following videos and stories:
- Summer 2017: Learning Abroad
- 2017 Ailey Arts in Education Residency at the Lower School: Focus on Unity
- Project Knowmad 2016
- Changemakers in NOLA
- Riverdale 欢迎你
- The New Orleans Experience
- Riverdale Upper School Service Learning Video
- Riverdale Middle School Service Learning Video
- Riverdale Lower School Service Learning Video
- Riverdale's Sea Kayaking Trip in Alaska by Brayan Lozano '16
- Riverdale Students Host Safe Passage
- NZ Community Organizer Visits Riverdale
- Civil Rights History in Birmingham
- Remembering The Fall of Saigon
- A-Bomb Survivors Advocate for Peace
- Global Learning: Spring Break Trips
- Live From The UN
- Riverdale Community Action Day: Doing Good For Others