Student Support

We encourage students to become independent thinkers and autonomous learners and, to help them do that, we provide assistance in all facets of their development: academic, social, emotional, and physical. Our student support system is proactive and focuses on each individual student’s development as a whole person.

Each Middle School grade has a dean who knows every student well. Homebase teachers assist the dean by meeting frequently with small groups of students. Our Learning Research Team provides assistance with study skills and learning strategies. Peer tutors and peer mentors help connect older and younger students so they can learn from each other. Our Math Center and Writing Center allow for one-on-one collaboration between students and teachers.

To support our students’ overall wellness, our full-time nurse, our full-time counselor, and our part-time psychologist consult regularly with students, parents and the faculty, ensuring that no child falls through the cracks.

Coming into Their Own

Middle School is a time of physical, intellectual, and emotional growth.

Why Riverdale?

"The best thing about Riverdale is the student-teacher relationships. The teachers are always willing to meet with you and take the extra step to ensure you understand the material."

— Riverdale 8th Grade Student

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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