Health 10

Health 10 is a one-semester, required course. The primary goal is to help students learn to be flexible and thoughtful in decision-making. In this course, students pursue exercises and engage in discussions that are designed to teach them to examine their own values and to set priorities around health-related topics. Additionally, the course focuses on improved communication skills by teaching listening, understanding, and carefully articulating the student's ideas and feelings. Activities teach students to approach decision-making by self-awareness, understanding different points of view, learning from one another, and keeping an open mind. Topics include self-awareness and personal relationships, college decision-making and separation, stress management, disordered eating, substance use and abuse and sexual decision-making. This course is pass/fail. Students who do not satisfactorily complete the course in the semester assigned will be required to retake it in a later term.


Riverdale Country School

Mind • Character • Community



Lower School
1 Spaulding Lane
Bronx, NY 10471
LS: (718) 549-7780

Middle/Upper School
5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471
MS/US: (718) 549-8810

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