Admission Events

Middle School Open Houses

Middle School Open Houses

Please visit to create an account. Look for Riverdale Country School in the Online Directory and click Open Houses for All Grades to register for a tour. 

For Middle School Applicants (entering Grades 6-8)
Saturday, 10/21 - 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 11/1 - 9:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Saturday, 11/11 - 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: Hill Campus

Each Open House event includes a campus tour, brief talks by Head of School Dominic Randolph and the respective Division Head, as well as a student/faculty panel discussion. Parents and students are welcome to attend. 

Students who do not attend an Open House may take a student-led campus tour at the time of their interview. Neither the Open House nor the student-led tour will include classroom visits. However, we invite those students who receive offers of admission to visit classes in February and March.

An Evening of Community at Riverdale

An Evening of Community at Riverdale

Please visit to create an account. Look for Riverdale Country School in the Online Directory and click Open Houses for All Grades to register.

For all applicants (entering PreK-Grade 12)

Monday, November 6, 2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Hill Campus

Join other prospective families to learn about how we create a sense of community for our students at and beyond Riverdale. Meet current students and parents, faculty and administrators, and learn about how we unify our two campuses and three divisions.

ISAAGNY Notification Dates

ISAAGNY Notification Dates

All admission decisions will be communicated electronically on the specified ISAAGNY mailing dates. If a child is admitted to Riverdale and a family chooses to enroll, we will require a signed enrollment contract and deposit by the ISAAGNY reply deadline.

Pre-Kindergarten: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Parent Contract Deadline: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Kindergarten: Friday, February 9, 2018
Parent Contract Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018

Grades 1-8: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Parent Contract Deadline: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Grades 9-11: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Parent Contract Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Note: The above notification dates apply only to those applicants who have met the application deadline.

Learn about Us

Visit to sign up for one or more of our admission events. We look forward to meeting you.

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

Riverdale encourages students to develop a sense of well-being. Mindfulness activities promote calm, focus, and self-reflection. 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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