November 12, 2018


In the Lower School: Hudson River studies 


Flowing alongside the River Campus, the Hudson River provides exciting opportunities for learning about ecosystems, geography, topography, and history. Students explore the river through hands-on experiences, such as sailing, fishing, and model building, and through innovative technology such as the augmented-reality sandbox. Learn more.


In the Middle School: Making music with fruits 


The Middle School encourages students to improvise in instrumental ensembles, and to create their own compositions using software such as GarageBand. Last spring, Riverdale brought composer Angélica Negrón to the campus. She composed a piece for the 6th and 7th grade strings ensemble using a fruit synthesizer and performed with the students during their spring concert. Learn more.


 In the Upper School: A passion for sharks 


The Riverdale Parents Association provides summer grants to students who wish to pursue a passion or special project. For the last two summers, Jacob Kibel '19 has worked with shark researchers to study species native to this region. Learn more.



Global studies 

Global trips for Middle and Upper School students are being offered this year to Spain, Beijing, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Peru, Japan, Hawaii, and New Zealand. Outdoor expeditions are planned for Patagonia and Alaska.  Read more.


New athletics facilities

An innovative redesign of the Marc A. Zambetti Athletic Center gives students and teams state-of-the-art facilities, including gyms, locker rooms, team rooms, batting cages, and fitness center. A freestanding Aquatic Center provides a new locus for team sports, physical education, and fitness. 
Learn more.

Meet the faculty




Rebecca Greller
Asst. Head of Lower School, Grades PK-1


The early learning years set children up for success. Rebecca Greller talks about helping children develop goals, structures, and routines that they can apply to every aspect of their lives.  Learn more.




Jazmin Sherwood



"Keeping kids excited about math makes math exciting for me." Jazmin Sherwood talks about teaching sixth grade math, and setting students up for asking deeper and deeper questions.  Learn more.




Gaspar Epstein
Foreign language, athletics


He runs marathons, coaches girls varsity soccer and girls varsity squash, plays guitar, and teaches Spanish. Earlier this year, he became known for something else: he hiked the entire 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail. Learn more.


  • Iman Blow '15, a Columbia University fencer, is training for the Olympics. Learn more.
  • Don Lemon of CNN came to the campus in the spring to talk to two Oliver Scholars, Sugeidy Ferreira '18 and Kevin Pepin '21. Learn more
  • Last spring, Tobias Wolfson '20 was named the top sophomore miler in the country by Youth Runner Magazine. Learn more.
  • Max Horne '19 competed in the international Chinese Bridge Youth Speech Competition in China last month after winning the national competition in Boston earlier in the year. Learn more.





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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