Library & Technology

The overarching mission of the library is to foster the growth of curious, competent, responsible, compassionate lifelong learners and seekers of information. To that end, the library seeks to:

  • support the RCS curriculum through appropriate collection development in a variety of media
  • provide convenient access to a wide range of print, electronic, and audiovisual resources
  • endow students with the skills they need to gather and distill accurate information from resources
  • encourage a delight in reading
  • celebrate the cultural richness and diversity of New York through hosting a variety of readings and speakers

The Middle and Upper School Library holds more than 29,000 reference and circulating books, including novels, encyclopedias and nonfiction works relevant to course study. The library subscribes to 60 magazines and newspapers and also contains a collection of 600 videos. The video collection includes documentaries, dramatic performances, and feature films in English and foreign languages. Numerous online databases are accessible from our school computers and from home.

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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