Advisor Program

Students are placed in small advisor groups of 10-12 that meet several times a week. The goal of the Riverdale advisor program is to provide another layer of support for our students - academically and otherwise. Advisors act as another adult in the community (in addition to their dean, teachers, coaches, etc.) that knows a student well and can serve as a sounding board and role model throughout his or her time at Riverdale. Deans, school counselors, the nurse, and advisors work together to foster growth and wellness in all areas of our students’ lives.

Through activities and discussions, students gain a better understanding of who they are and what interests them. Advisor meetings provide opportunities for them to learn about school resources, discuss recent and upcoming assemblies, and reflect on social issues that affect them as high school students.

What Do We Do in Advisor?

9th - Navigating High School
How can you adjust to high school and to Riverdale?

10th - Thinking Beyond You
hat are your interests, and what kind of person do you want to be?

11th/12th - Now and Later
How can you dig into your junior and senior years while thinking about life after Riverdale?

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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