Riviera Schools

6800 Nervia Street/9775 SW 87 Ave.
Miami, FL 33146-0331
Tel: (305)666-1856
Grades: PK-12 | 885 students
Riviera Day School and Riviera Preparatory School are fully accredited, non-sectarian, co-educational, independent day schools centrally located in the South Miami area.
Riviera serves students from all areas of Miami-Dade County.
Riviera Day School is home to our preschoolers (3 year olds) through fifth graders.
Riviera Preparatory School, just a few miles away, is home to our sixth through twelfth grade students.
Since it was founded in 1950, Riviera has established a reputation for excellence and continues to forge ahead as a leader in education and in the community.
With an emphasis on small classes and a carefully selected, well-trained staff, we challenge each student to develop his or her full capabilities.
Gifted children are guided through advanced levels, just as slower learners are helped to overcome any weaknesses.
Our small classes, close student-teacher relationships, parental involvement, broad-based curriculum, variety of curriculum enhancement activities, and talented faculty all combine to make Riviera a unique and exciting school community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Independent Schools of Florida
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1950

Student Body

Total Students 885 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Riviera Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 22 courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art 2D, Studio Art Drawing, U.S. Government, US History, World History

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade level
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ms. Olga Bueno
Admissions Associate Ms. Debra Lichtner


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, WrestlingBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballGolf,
Water PoloWeightlifting,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Book Club, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Forensics Team, Karaoke, Model UN, Operation Smile, Philosophy/Contemporary Issues, RPG/Strategic Games, Recreational Sports Competition, Robotics, Rock Band, S.A.D.D., Youth Service Council/Best Buddies Book Club, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Forensics Team, Karaoke, Model UN, Robotics, Rock Band, S.A.D.D., Operation Smile,
Philosophy/Contemporary Issues,
RPG/Strategic Games,
Recreational Sports Competition,
Youth Service Council/Best Buddies,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Carrollton School Of The Sacred Heart (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mrs. Payan's School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mrs. Payan's School (0.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Miami
    Mrs. Payan's School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 12 students
    0.6 miles
    3741 Sw Le Jeune Rd
    Miami, FL 33146
  • Miami
    Grades: PK-5 | 502 students
    1 miles
    6050 Sw 57th Ave
    Miami, FL 33143
  • Coral Gables
    Granada Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Grades: PK-KG | 169 students
    1 miles
    900 University Dr
    Coral Gables, FL 33134
  • Coral Gables
    Grades: PK-1 | 60 students
    1.2 miles
    S 3930 Le Jeune Rd
    Coral Gables, FL 33134
  • Miami
    La Piazza Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-NS
    1.2 miles
    4101 Salzedo Street
    Miami, FL 33146

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