Why Give?

Academic vitality depends on financial health. In an independent school, donations made by alumni, parents, and friends close the gap between actual operating expenses and funds raised from tuition and endowment income. These funds support all aspects of school life, including salaries and benefits for teachers and staff, financial aid, academic programs, library acquisitions, updated technology and equipment, extracurricular activities, afterschool programs and sports, and general maintenance and supplies. Your support — be it of the Annual Fund, our endowment, or a specific funding opportunity — helps Riverdale provide today's students with unique and meaningful educational experiences.


For More Information

Bobbi Mark
Chief Development Officer

Ann Grasing
Senior Director of Development

Gina M. Cantelmo
Alumni Giving Officer

Alicia Sells
Parent Giving Officer

Marie Capasso
Annual Giving Manager

Riverdale Country School

Mind • Character • Community




5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471

LS: (718) 549-7780
MS/US: (718) 549-8810


Quick Links

Riverdale prides itself on innovative programs. "Design thinking" emphasizes student experience in all that we do. Go There >

Our community includes partnerships with educational and cultural groups around the worldGo There >

Quick Links

The River Campus offers a spacious, natural setting for our youngest students, inspiring learning and play. Go There >

Riverdale offers "STEAM" (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) teaching to Lower School students. Go There >

Quick Links

Middle School students explore hands-on learning through the Riverdale Maker program. Go There >

Project Knowmad allows Middle Schoolers to learn in a different way, using NYC as their classroom. Go There >

Quick Links

Riverdale teaches students to make connections through our interdisciplinary programs. Go There >

The club and activity program encourages students to explore their passions and try new things. Go There >

Quick Links

About 80 percent of Upper School students participate in athletics. Go There >

Riverdale's Hill Campus has an indoor pool, football stadium, weight room, and 3 playing fields. Go There >

Quick Links

Riverdale has entry points in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6th, and 9th Grades. Visit our campus today. Go There >

Approximately 20 percent of Riverdale students receive some level of financial aid. Go There >

Quick Links

Last year's Annual Fund totaled nearly $5 million in gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of the school. Go There >

Have you included Riverdale in your estate plans? Please let us know and join our expanding group of Hackett Planned Giving Society members today. Go There >

powered by finalsite