The Riverdale experience begins at the River Campus, which serves 375 children from Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. Located on eight leafy acres alongside the Hudson River, and adjacent to the Wave Hill Public Garden, the River Campus provides airy and spacious classrooms in four buildings as well as an environmental science lab, a full-size playing field, four tennis courts, an environmental science lab, a greenhouse, three gardens, and other outdoor spaces for learning and play.
In 2016, Riverdale opened a new classroom building for third through fifth grades. The building features a window-lined cafeteria, a black-box theater, a maker space, and architectural elements that bring nature into the learning experience. All the classrooms have doors that open to the outside, as well as writable walls and movable furniture.
Designing For Learning
The design team for the Upper Learning Building discusses the ideas that drove the project.
Falcon Flyover: River Campus
Experience a drone's eye view of the River Campus.
The River Campus
Explore the spacious grounds of the River Campus.