The Marc A. Zambetti '80 Athletic Center includes a beautiful, full-sized gymnasium that seats 450 people and features a competition basketball court/volleyball court and two smaller courts running side-to-side with a divider, allowing the gymnasium to be separated into two spaces. In addition, two batting cages and a portable pitching mound allow for indoor practices for baseball and softball.

The Mnuchin Family Pool, a six-lane, 25-yard swimming pool with a fully electronic, touch-pad timing system and a gallery area that seats 200, is located on the lower level of the Athletic Center. The athletics practice room and a Martin Schneider Fencing Room are situated on the upper level. The fencing room accommodates two full-sized competition strips with six practice areas and features state-of-the-art electric scoring equipment.

The Robert A. Staub Fitness Center is a professional-caliber training room that is run by a full-time strength and conditioning coach. Our largest outdoor athletic facility is the Frank J. Bertino Memorial Field, named after New York football coaching legend and Riverdale's former 40-year athletic director and head football coach. Frank J. Bertino Memorial Field is a synthetic turf field manufactured by Limonta and trade named Geo-Turf. Limonta Geo Turf is the only turf company to receive an official endorsement from the National Green Energy Council in recognition of providing environmentally friendly products and services. By using the Limonta turf in combination with an entirely organic infill, composed of coconut husk fiber and cork, we are providing the most durable and environmentally friendly synthetic turf field that is currently available. Just under the synthetic turf, Riverdale employs a product called Brock Powerbase, which markedly improves the overall safety of the field by creating a softer landing than a typical natural turf field while still providing the fast playing surface required for football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. The Alumni Memorial Field and Frankel Field, which are sand-based natural grass fields, opened for play in the fall of 2002. They provide two of the nicest playing surfaces in the metropolitan New York area for field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse.

Outdoor tennis courts are available on both the Hill and River Campuses.


Riverdale Country School

Mind • Character • Community




5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471

LS: (718) 549-7780
MS/US: (718) 549-8810


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Riverdale prides itself on innovative programs. "Design thinking" emphasizes student experience in all that we do. Go There >

Our community includes partnerships with educational and cultural groups around the worldGo 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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