Riverdale High School

9727 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
Tel: (503)262-4844
Grades: 9-12 | 250 students
Annual field studies is a great way to really get to know students and teachers, and for students to stretch themselves in new ways
Annual field studies is a great way to really get to know students and teachers, and for students to stretch themselves in new ways
Riverdale offers a personalized, well-rounded, college-prep education in a supportive community of students, teachers and parents.
It is a unique school, technically a public high school, yet one that attracts two-thirds of its student body from out-of-district on a tuition basis.
Riverdale competes very successfully against the area private schools based on its strong academic programs, personalized approach, and ability for students to participate in a wide range of activities - leading to graduates who not only gain admittance to the colleges and universities of their choice, but do well once there.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 250 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Riverdale High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 23 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses All courses offer Honors options
Average SAT score 1818
Average ACT score 24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,950
Tuition Notes Some financial assistance is available
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Hilary Chandler


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Bridge Building, Choir, Community Service, Dance, Drama/Musicals, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Robotics, Science Bowl, Yearbook Band, Choir, Dance, Drama/Musicals, Mock Trial, Robotics, Science Bowl, Yearbook, Bridge Building,
Community Service,
National Honor Society,

School Notes:

  • Imagine a public high school so attractive that 2/3 of its students come from outside its small district boundaries, paying over $11,000 a year to attend. A public high school that has to compete even for its own resident students, who have open access to an adjoining district's large traditional high schools.
  • Imagine a high school where to graduate every student must complete: 4 years of English; 4 years of Math; 4 years of Science; 4 years of History; 4 years of Art; 2 years of Foreign Language; plus a year-long Senior Exhibition many compare to a college thesis.
  • Imagine a high school where over 90% of its graduates go on to college.
  • Imagine a high school that offers an Honors Curriculum within each class section, challenging those who want it, but not isolating students from each other. In so doing, the school builds an inclusive social fabric as strong as its academic standing.
  • Imagine a high school where there are a wide variety of activities: athletic teams, drama, music, Mock Trial (state champions 2005), Bridge Building (state champions 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) - where everyone is encouraged to participate rather than spectate.
  • Imagine a high school built on these ideas that has grown in its first 10 years from 30 students to the mid-200's, with a ceiling of 300.
  • That school is Riverdale High School in Portland, OR.

Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Portland Waldorf School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Clare School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Lambs Preschool/Daycare (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland
    St. Clare School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 234 students
    0.8 miles
    1807 SW Freeman Street
    Portland, OR 97219
  • Portland
    Grades: K-8 | 444 students
    1.1 miles
    7945 Sw Capitol Hill Rd
    Portland, OR 97219
  • Portland
    Little Lambs Preschool/Daycare
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK | 16 students
    1.3 miles
    3405 Sw Alice Street
    Portland, OR 97219
  • Portland
    Grades: K | 112 students
    1.6 miles
    7339 Sw Capitol Hwy
    Portland, OR 97219
  • Portland
    Maimonides Jewish Day School
    Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
    Grades: K-6 | 68 students
    1.7 miles
    6612 Sw Capitol Hwy
    Portland, OR 97239

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $8,670 for elementary schools and $12,581 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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