Campus

No school in the five boroughs has as much space as we do: 27.5 acres on two campuses in the Bronx. The trees, play areas, and outdoor learning spaces enliven the student experience.

Eighth graders visit kindergarteners on the Lower School campus for a morning of outdoor activities.
Eighth graders visit kindergarteners on the Lower School campus for a morning of outdoor activities.
2THEATerS
1,678computers
2MAKER SPACES
16GARDENS
11academic buildings
4playing fields
7tennis courts
1indoor swimming pool

The River Campus playground includes climbing structures, gardens, and nooks for quiet play.
The River Campus playground includes climbing structures, gardens, and nooks for quiet play.
Tennis courts also are used for recess games and physical education classes.
Tennis courts also are used for recess games and physical education classes.
Window-lined walls in the Upper Learning Building showcase the beautiful surroundings.
Window-lined walls in the Upper Learning Building showcase the beautiful surroundings.
As part of the Lunar New Year festivities at the Lower School, students learned about fan dancing.

River Campus:
Pre-K to 5

The Riverdale experience begins at the River Campus, which serves 400 children from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Located on eight leafy acres alongside the Hudson River and adjacent to the Wave Hill Public Garden, the River Campus provides airy and spacious classrooms in four buildings as well as an environmental science lab, a full-size playing field, four tennis courts, a greenhouse, three gardens, and other outdoor spaces for learning and play. 


I feel lucky to have spent so much of my life in such a lovely setting.

Recent graduate

Hill Campus:
6 to 12

Students move to the Hill Campus for grades six through 12. Located on 19.5 acres with sweeping views of Van Cortlandt Park, the campus is comprised of six academic buildings, including two dedicated science buildings with discipline-specific laboratories; a freestanding arts center for the study of vocal and instrumental music as well as drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, and other mediums; and a maker space for design and construction projects.


The Ultimate Frisbee team warms up on Alumni Field located at the center of the Hill Campus.
The Ultimate Frisbee team warms up on Alumni Field located at the center of the Hill Campus.
In warm weather, a Mandarin class meets outside on Jones Lawn.
In warm weather, a Mandarin class meets outside on Jones Lawn.
The open spaces outside the Linda M. Lindenbaum Center for the Arts are used for large-scale design and engineering projects.
The open spaces outside the Linda M. Lindenbaum Center for the Arts are used for large-scale design and engineering projects.

State-of-the-Art
Athletic Facilities

Riverdale athletes have the distinct opportunity to practice and compete on campus and in Van Cortlandt Park. The School’s athletic facilities include three full-size playing fields, tennis courts, a 9,600-square-foot gymnasium, a second training gymnasium, a fitness center, a fencing room, and a dedicated aquatic center featuring a six-lane USA Swimming-certified indoor pool. 


Environmental Responsibility

Riverdale students take responsibility for their learning, which takes place both inside the classrooms and throughout our grounds. To preserve the School’s natural beauty, we tackle issues such as water use, conservation, and sustainability. Students help audit energy use, build solar arrays, and restore buildings. We teach that sustainable practices are our responsibility as global citizens.