Make It Your Own
At Riverdale, you will take hold of your education. You will find a community that is driven by creativity and rigor, and a faculty that is receptive to new ideas. You will meet students who make active choices about their learning and who think proactively about their future. You will find activities that you love to do outside of school: athletics, arts, research, travel. Thinking, creating, doing, helping others. Empowered to make a difference. That’s Riverdale.
Active agents in learning and in life
Upper School Head Dr. Kelley Nicholson-Flynn speaks about the importance of agency in school and in life.
A Riverdale Education
We believe in freedom, hard work, resilience, passion, giving back. As a student, you’ll learn how to experience ideas holistically, how to break everything down and put all the pieces together in a way that’s all yours. Do college-level academics, on-campus sports, and still be home for dinner. Discover how everything and everyone is connected, and how to reach out on your own, following paths that inspire you.
We get students thinking: “What am I doing in my experience at Riverdale? How can I use that to create who I’m going to be for the rest of my life?”dr. kelley nicholson-flynn
Head of Upper School
Upper School Images
Join us for a slideshow of people, places, and moments.