Why Riverdale?

Riverdale students receive a well-balanced education that prepares them for future opportunities and challenges. Students participate in their classes and many co-curricular activities; they develop both individual skills and the ability to relate to others within and outside of their community.

Riverdale emphasizes balance. We focus on the academic program but we know that students need an engaging co-curricular program to accompany their classroom experience. We teach our students to develop mastery in many different disciplines but also help them make connections across the disciplines through our interdisciplinary program. We want students to learn about the past while developing the skills they will need in the future.

Our students learn how to think and how to express themselves both orally and in writing. Our students develop as individuals while they learn to work as team members.

Outside of the classroom, Riverdale students participate in a wide range of arts, athletics, and service learning activities. We encourage our students to pursue the many opportunities we offer, and push them to branch out and create their own courses, clubs, publications, and activities as well.

Students spend most of their time pursuing their own interests and passions, but are encouraged to interact with the wider community by participating in community service projects.

We have incredible space and facilities on our campus but we also take advantage of our access to the city and the many cultural opportunities it offers. Our goal is for our students to become motivated and empowered citizens.


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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