River Campus

The Riverdale experience begins at the River Campus, which serves 375 children from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Located on eight leafy acres alongside the Hudson River and adjacent to the Wave Hill Public Garden, the River Campus provides airy and spacious classrooms in four buildings as well as an environmental science lab, a full-size playing field, four tennis courts, a greenhouse, three gardens, and other outdoor spaces for learning and play. 

In 2016, Riverdale opened a new classroom building for third through fifth grades. The building features a window-lined cafeteria, a black-box theater, a maker space, and architectural elements that bring nature into the learning experience. All the classrooms have doors that open to the outside, as well as writable walls and movable furniture. 

Designing For Learning

The design team for the Upper Learning Building discusses the ideas that drove the project.

Falcon Flyover: River Campus

Experience a drone's eye view of the River Campus.

The River Campus

Explore the spacious grounds of the River Campus.

Campus map

Directions to the River Campus

Our River Campus is located at 1 Spaulding Lane, next to Wave Hill. We are easily accessible from Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, Brooklyn, and Queens.

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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