Programs & Faculty

Riverdale is a school that encourages its students to use their unique strengths and follow their true passions. As we plan for the future, we aim to take Riverdale to the next level, to make us a true educational leader, and to further differentiate us from our peers – proving that cutting-edge teaching and learning can complement effectively a traditional liberal arts education.

To that end, we seek enhanced funding for professional development that will help to secure our ability to recruit, develop, and retain the best faculty, providing them with the resources they need to further their own growth and that of their students. In particular, expanded support for professional development will help promote opportunities for faculty and staff to develop innovative ways of teaching, inside and outside the classroom, in order to enhance learning for every Riverdale student.

Additionally, as we adapt our educational approach to a changing world, Riverdale aims to provide students with the tools necessary to meet challenges and encourage a more equitable society. Not only do we seek to take advantage of new opportunities for economic and social growth and change, but also to adapt to the ever-changing educational needs of today’s students. During the past several years, we have rededicated our efforts with an emphasis on service- and experiential-learning in both our immediate community and in the greater world. Funding for new and improved programmatic initiatives is critical to helping us achieve these goals.

For more information on the available gift options supporting our programs and faculty, please visit our naming opportunity pages.

For More Information

Ann Grasing
Chief Development Officer

Alicia Sells
Development Officer

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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