People

When we talk about community, we refer to the relationships that can be seen in every facet of the school’s life.

Riverdale students in New Orleans work with the Lower Ninth Ward CSED,  a neighborhood group focused on coastal rehabilitation, greening the built environment, and increasing food security.
Riverdale students in New Orleans work with the Lower Ninth Ward CSED, a neighborhood group focused on coastal rehabilitation, greening the built environment, and increasing food security.

A Community
of Learners

The Riverdale community reaches across generations, continents, cultures, and life experiences. Our youngest members can be found at the Infant and Toddler Center on campus. Our most senior members can still remember Frank S. Hackett, the first head of school (1907-1949). Our ranks include a U.S. senator, a governor, an Olympic medalist, and award-winning scientists, writers, actors, composers, movie directors, entrepreneurs, songwriters, artists, and journalists.


The 10th grade spent the morning at the Citymeals on Wheels distribution center in the Bronx where they packed 3,600 boxes containing 11,000 meals.
The 10th grade spent the morning at the Citymeals on Wheels distribution center in the Bronx where they packed 3,600 boxes containing 11,000 meals.
An Upper School student group in Detroit met Tyree Guyton, an artist who has transformed his neighorhood into an indoor/outdoor art gallery
In April, an Upper School student group in Detroit met Tyree Guyton, an artist who has transformed his neighorhood into an indoor/outdoor art gallery.

A Network that
Spans the Globe

While students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff are at the center of the day-to-day life of the school, the Riverdale community extends far and wide. Repeat visits by student groups to New Orleans; Detroit; Christchurch, New Zealand; and Valladolid, Spain, have led to partnerships with schools, families, and community groups in those cities. Administrators and teachers travel to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and points across the Americas to speak and collaborate with other educators. Visiting educators frequent our campus, bringing with them new ideas and taking away best practices that they can share with colleagues.


5,900active alumni in our network
112Alumni parents of students
8alumni grandparents of students
46“LIFERS” in the class of 2019

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