Director's Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Riverdale Country School. We hope you will enjoy exploring our website and learning about our school.

Our primary goal is to provide applicants and their families the opportunity to learn as much as possible about Riverdale and its programs. We will be supportive and helpful in answering questions and offering information, and we trust that you and your family will be patient and understanding of our school representatives.

Mind and Character The Admission Committees work hard to know all applicants as well as possible and carefully consider every piece of a student’s application, including the academic profile, the interview, and the standardized testing. Riverdale students are expected to demonstrate honesty, self-discipline, resilience, and perseverance, as well as intellectual curiosity.

Community The diversity and character of our community make  Riverdale a dynamic institution. We are committed to enrolling students who represent the population of the New York City area and conducting our admission process in a fair and equitable manner. We strive to balance each class with students of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Jenna R. King
Director of Admission and Enrollment


Riverdale is a member of ISAAGNY, which serves member schools by setting guidelines regarding the admission process. Riverdale is also proud to be a part of NAISNYSAIS, the Parents League, the Early Steps ProgramAISAP, and RIISE. We are also proud to work with A Better Chance, the Boys' Club of New York, Breakthrough New York, the Oliver Scholars Program, Prep for Prep, REACH Prep, and the TEAK Fellowship.

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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