Learning through connecting

The Middle School years begin a time of dramatic physical growth and brain development; students are hungry to learn but also self-conscious and eager for acceptance. Our challenging curriculum inspires them. Our co-curricular programs allow them to try new activities, join new teams, and find their passions. We pay attention to their social and emotional needs, weaving character education through all aspects the learning on a daily basis. We examine how we treat each other, how our actions impact others, and how we can own our mistakes and bounce back from failure.

Experiential education, with a safety net

Ricky Lapidus, Director of Learning, describes the progression of a Middle School student.

Middle School: Ready for big ideas

Will Bellaimey, Middle School History, helps 6th and 7th graders learn to engage with important questions.

Sixth grade takes on New York City

In 6th grade, students focus on New York City.

The eighth grade: on the cusp of it all

In 8th grade, Riverdale students prepare for the transition to high school. 

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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