Parents play a vital role in their children's education, working in partnerships with teachers, participating in school events, and joining in the Riverdale community. Throughout the year, Riverdale offers numerous opportunities for parents to connect with other parents, take part in parent education programs, learn more about the curriculum, meet with administrators and deans, and support the work of the school. Just as Riverdale seeks to develop minds, instill character, and build community involvement in our students, we hope our families will value these guiding principles in their own lives.

The Riverdale years are marked by tremendous growth and change, challenges, and successes. Parents share this journey and celebrate their children's increasing confidence and independence.

Riverdale has a highly active Parents Association, dedicated to enriching our school through its partnership with the administration, faculty, and parents in a variety of activities and events. In celebrating and supporting Riverdale, the Parents Association embraces the following core values:

  • Community
  • Commitment
  • Communication

In addition to Upper, Middle, and Lower School PA meetings, to which everyone in the community is invited, Riverdale's PA works hand-in-hand with the administration to present speakers, celebrations, annual events, and social/educational gatherings.

Supportive Parents

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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