Student Support

Lower School students can test their limits and take risks in their learning because they know they are well supported here.

Our goal is for each Lower School student to be an independent thinker and learner. To help students reach that goal, we provide tools that students need in order to be successful. Our team of administrators, classroom teachers, learning specialists, and psychologists works hard to get to know each student individually. By understanding students’ unique interests, strengths, and skills, we can provide them with work that is challenging, appropriate, and most importantly, engaging.

A Sandbox for the X-Box Generation

Based on a design concept and code provided by the U.C. Davis W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences, the Riverdale Country School faculty and staff built an augmented reality sandbox to create dynamic lessons in math, geography, and earth science.

For a recent kindergarten class who was studying the nearby Hudson River, the augmented reality sandbox provided a cool demonstration of how rivers are made. Using their hands, the children created hills and valleys. The computer projected a contour map that showed variations in elevation. When the rains came, the water flowed down from the higher elevations. The children oohed with delight.

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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