Welcome to Riverdale Country School. This summary  describes some of the benefits you receive as a full-time employee.

  1. Life Insurance – 1 x your annual salary to a maximum of $50,000.
  2. Short-Term Disability Insurance – Coverage for a disability for three months (not a job-related accident).
  3. Long-Term Disability Insurance – Coverage for a disability, which extends past three months after a 90-day waiting period.
  4. Workers Compensation Insurance – Coverage for a job-related accident.
  5. Defined Contribution Plan – After one year as a full time employee, you are eligible to join Riverdale’s Defined Contribution Plan with Teachers Insurance Annuity Association (T.I.A.A.) wherein a contribution equal to seven percent (7%) of your annual salary will be contributed to a retirement account for you on a monthly basis. Faculty and staff with more than twenty (20) years of school experience will receive ten percent (10%). The waiting period will be waived for those with previous school experience.
  6. You are immediately eligible to open a Supplemental Retirement Account (SRA) with T.I.A.A. This is a tax-deferred program where you may supplement your own retirement by putting monies away via payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis. (Only subject to FICA)
  7. The School offers two Health Insurance Plans, both with Oxford: Oxford Freedom Plan & Oxford Liberty Plan. Please consult the School Handbook regarding your eligibility.
  8. The School offers a Dental Plan through Delta. Again, please consult your School Handbook regarding your eligibility.
  9. If you opt out of Riverdale’s Health Insurance Plan and are covered by another plan, you are entitled to receive up to $1,000 per fiscal year (07/01 – 06/30) upon presentation of a signed waiver and proof of coverage.
  10. The School offers a Flexible Benefit Program (cafeteria plan) for Heath Care and Dependent Care expenses. This plan operates on a calendar year (January – December). Pre-tax contributions can be made in line with IRS guidelines.
  11. Commuter Benefits – Pre-tax contributions can be made in line with IRS guidelines for eligible transit or parking expenses.
  12. The School offers voluntary vision insurance through VSP that covers annual exams, lenses and a discount on frames for you and your family.
  13. Tuition Reimbursement – The School offers up to $1,000 of reimbursement per fiscal year for employees who seek to obtain additional/advanced degrees.
  14. Sabbatical eligibility – Full-time members of the teaching faculty become eligible for sabbatical after 10 executive years of service. There are generally 10 to 12 faculty members on sabbatical in a given year.
  15. Professional Development – Funds are available to faculty for study and attendance at professional meetings. There are additional funds available for special projects.
  16. On-site day care – Full-time childcare is available to employees for children ages 3 months to 3 years. Space availability and tuition information available upon request.
  17. Stipends ranging from about $2,000 to $10,000 per year are offered to faculty and staff members. Approximately 70% of employees receive stipends.

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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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