Our world does not stand still. We see great innovators transforming society by rethinking and redesigning the human experience at an ever faster rate. At Riverdale, we believe the future belongs to those who adapt to new situations, ask good questions, try new ideas, and work well with others.

In everything we do, we balance traditional learning with forward-looking strategies. We give students the confidence to develop independence, make opportunity, and become agents of change. Our goal is always to engage the mind, build character, and encourage community because Riverdale is so much more than a school, it is preparation for life.

Dominic A.A. Randolph
Head of School

Welcome to Riverdale

Members of the Riverdale community introduce themselves to you.

The Gift of Independence

Head of School Dominic A.A. Randolph describes how Riverdale's focus on "mind, character, and community" develops independent and purposeful learners.

Learning and Living With Purpose: Our Graduates Reflect

Members of the Class of 2016 describe what they value about their time at Riverdale.

Our Mission

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.

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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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