Riverdale Country School

5250 Fieldston Road,
Bronx, NY, 10471-0104
Tel: (718)549-8810
Grades: PK - 12 | 1142 students
Riverdale Country School is an independent, college preparatory coed day school enrolling students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
It is located on two spacious, wooded campuses one mile apart in the northwestern corner of New York City known as Riverdale.
The country setting within a short distance of the vast cultural and educational resources of one of the world's great cities provides a wide range of learning and enrichment experiences that extend beyond the boundaries of the physical plant.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1907

Student Body

Total Students 1142 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Riverdale Country School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 196 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 15
Tuition Notes 20012-13 all-inclusive tuition for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Five is $40,750 and $42,000 for Grades Six through Twelve.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Jenna R. King
Admissions Associate Sarah M. Lafferty

Sports

Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfGymnastics,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Asian-American Alliance (AAA), BSA (Black Student Alliance), Creative Writing, Culinary Club, Dance Club, Debate, Democracy in the Middle East, 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), RivTracks Music Club, Riverdale Review school newspaper, Robin Hood, Spoken Word Club, Student Bloggers, 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,
Democracy in the Middle East,
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),
RivTracks Music Club,
Riverdale Review school newspaper,
Spoken Word Club,
Student Bloggers,
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.

    Profile last updated: 09/14/2012

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Yeshiva Ohavei Torah Of Riverdale (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sar Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Horace Mann School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Bronx Yeshiva Ohavei Torah Of Riverdale
    All-boys  (Jewish)
    450 W 250th St
    Bronx , NY , 10471
    (718)432-2600
    All-boys  (Jewish)
    0.2  mi  |  60  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Bronx
    Sar Academy    
    All-girls  (Jewish)
    655 W 254th St
    Bronx , NY , 10471
    (718)548-1717
    All-girls  (Jewish)
    0.5  mi  |  856  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Bronx
    Yeshiva Of The Telshe Alumni
    All-boys  (Jewish)
    4904 Independence Ave
    Bronx , NY , 10471
    (718)601-3523
    All-boys  (Jewish)
    0.5  mi  |  70  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Bronx
    Horace Mann School
    (Nonsectarians)
    231 W 246th St
    Bronx , NY , 10471
    (718)432-3851
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.5  mi  |  1772  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
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    St. Margaret Of Cortona School
    (Roman Catholic)
    452 W 260th St
    Bronx , NY , 10471
    (718)549-8580
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.6  mi  |  241  students  |  Gr.  K-9

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