Riverdale Country School

Mind • Character • Community

<<  Our Philosophy > The R+ Mindset: Citizens of the World

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:




Riverdale Country School

Mind • Character • Community




5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471

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


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Riverdale teaches students to become lifelong learners by fostering "growth" mindsets. Go There >

Riverdale encourages students to develop a sense of well-being. Mindfulness activities promote calm, focus, and self-reflection. Go There >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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