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 and 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 but also to develop skills that they will need in the future.
Our students learn how to think and how to express themselves both orally and in writing. We hope our students will develop as individuals and will also 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, but we also push them to branch out and create their own courses, clubs, publications, and activities.
Students spend most of their time pursuing their own interests and passions, but we also encourage them to learn how to interact with the wider community by participating in community service projects.
We have incredible space and facilities on our campus but 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.