Middle School students are closely supervised by a combination of homebase teachers, grade-level coordinators, and student deans for each grade. In the 6th grade, students are assigned to a homebase teacher who meets with them several times a week.

In addition, each student in the homebase group is assigned to the same four teachers for mathematics, history, science, and English. This allows for meetings and coordination to take place between those disciplines and provides a way for the teams of teachers to meet and discuss the students they share. In the 7th and 8th grades, the students meet with their homebase teacher a few times a week as part of the advisory program. They have their own individualized schedules but meet up with classmates at lunch and grade-level meetings.

A couple of days a week, the entire Middle School opens its day together in an all-Middle School meeting, which takes place in the Jeslo Harris Theater. These meetings are one of the cornerstones of the Middle School division and are designed to bring the community of the Middle School together in a unified and cohesive manner. During these meetings, announcements are made, birthdays and other milestones and successes of the students and faculty are celebrated, and students and faculty share interests about which they are passionate—both in and out of school—as a way to promote a strong values education program.

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 >

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