Riverdale Country School

5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471
Tel: (718)549-8810
Grades: PK-12 | 1140 students
  • Riverdale is a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school on two "green" campuses in New York City that provides a rigorous academic program for its students as well as an intentional educational focus on personal development in all divisions.
  • The school has many traditions that have developed in its 100+ year history, but, at the same time, is a leader in developing educational practices that are relevant to schools in the United States and across the globe. Riverdale provides a comprehensive education that challenges our students, helps them develop meaning and purpose in their lives and, as our mission states "developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good". Riverdale is more than just a school, it is an experience.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1907

Student Body

Total Students 1140 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Riverdale Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 196 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 15
Tuition Notes Total Educational Costs for 2016-2017 for Students in PreK-12th Grade: $49,805 At Riverdale, our "tuition" includes lunch, books, and all required activities.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions Director Jenna R. King
Admissions Associate Timothy Sacks

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Asian-American Alliance (AAA), BSA (Black Student Alliance), Creative Writing, Culinary Club, Dance Club, Debate, Do Something (community organization), GLOW (Gay, Lesbian or Whatever), Girls Learn International, HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness), Habitat for Humanity, Literary magazines (various), Mock Trial, Model U.N., Mythbusters, Peer Tutoring, RSPCA (Riverdale Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Riverdale Review school newspaper, Robin Hood, Spoken Word Club, Student-Faculty Council, Sustainability Committee, Yearbook, Zawadi by Youth Microfinance Club Culinary Club, Dance Club, Debate, Mock Trial, Model U.N., Mythbusters, Peer Tutoring, Robin Hood, Yearbook, Asian-American Alliance (AAA),
BSA (Black Student Alliance),
Creative Writing,
Do Something (community organization),
GLOW (Gay, Lesbian or Whatever),
Girls Learn International,
HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness),
Habitat for Humanity,
Literary magazines (various),
RSPCA (Riverdale Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals),
Riverdale Review school newspaper,
Spoken Word Club,
Student-Faculty Council,
Sustainability Committee,
Zawadi by Youth Microfinance Club,

School Notes

  • Riverdale Country School aims to cultivate the unique talents of its students and to nurture their intellectual, creative, physical, moral, emotional, and social development.
  • Riverdale is a nonprofit, nondenominational institution that is governed by a 31-member Board of Trustees.
  • Riverdale Country School is the largest independent school campus in New York City, with a total of 27.5 acres: the 19.5-acre Middle and Upper School Hill Campus for Grades 6-12, and the 8-acre Lower School River Campus for Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 5.
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