Upper School Videos

Active agents in learning and in life

Upper School Head Dr. Kelley Nicholson-Flynn on the importance of agency in school and in life.

The 9th Grade Experience

In 9th grade, Riverdale students begin learning with purpose.

The freedom of open space

Upper School Head Dr. Kelley Nicholson-Flynn discusses the educational benefits of learning on a spacious campus.

Rigor by doing

Upper School Head Dr. Kelley Nicholson-Flynn discusses ways in which Riverdale students apply their learning in the classroom and beyond.

Physics For The Thrill Of It

The assignment: design and build a roller coaster with three thrills (drop, turn, loop, or jump). It's a challenge.

Magic In The Air

It takes grit to achieve grace.

There's An App For That

Students build an app to streamline lunch duty.

The New Orleans Experience

Upper Schoolers organize activities for their peers on the annual service-learning trip to New Orleans.

Finding Her Voice

Elena Golub '16 talks about how singing and acting helped her develop self-confidence.

Passion And Practice

Cellist Ethan Cobb '17 finds meaning and purpose in the cello.

A Senior Project Connects Art, Poetry and Butterflies

Cate Pasquarelli '16 creates a multi-media art exhibit inspired by the poetry of William Wordsworth.

Riverdale Country School

Mind • Character • Community



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Bronx, NY 10471
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Bronx, NY 10471
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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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