Life at Riverdale's Upper School

There is more to a school than its academics, and at Riverdale, there are many opportunities for students to participate in life outside the classroom, from field trips to affinity programs to service learning.

The freedom of open space

Kelley Nicholson-Flynn, Head of Upper School, explains how Riverdale students take advantage of spending their days on a spacious campus.

Upper School Community

"Although it is cliché and often said, I'd say that the best thing about Riverdale is the community. I feel safe to be who I am here, but beyond that, my fellow students and teachers appreciate what it is that makes me different... There are no two people who are exactly alike here, and the community embraces that. The teachers are some of the most amazing people I've ever met. They make me excited to come to school every morning, and they have the ability to reach every student and make every student in his or her class passionate about what they're learning."

— Riverdale Upper School 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

Contact Us

Quick Links

Riverdale teaches students to become lifelong learners by fostering "growth" mindsets. Go There ><

Quick Links

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 >

Quick Links

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 >

Quick Links

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 >

Quick Links

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 >

Quick Links

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 >

Quick Links

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 >

powered by finalsite