The Riverside School

30 Lily Pond Road
Lyndonville, VT 05851-0585
Tel: (802)626-8552
Grades: K-8 | 72 students
The Riverside School is dedicated to the ideal that children be involved, enthusiastic participants in their education.
We nurture and encourage curiosity, creativity, and individuality, and we instill in students an appreciation for hard work.
We believe that children can learn to be strong, effective leaders, and we are committed to developing in our students the skills necessary to take on leadership roles.
We believe that students must be aware of and be active in the broader world around them in order to become ethical and compassionate members of society.
Support for our students' growth as learners, leaders, and citizens must come from every element of the Riverside community, both in and out of the classroom; therefore, we value and rely on the deep involvement of parents, faculty, staff, and administration in the development of our students.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 72 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade The Riverside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,800
Tuition Notes 2013-14 tuition for grades K-5 is $12,000; for grades 6-8 is $13,800. Financial aid is available and we are an approved independent school for choice towns.
Admissions Director Krystsal Ingalls


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Figure Skating, Snowboarding, Soccer, SwimmingAlpine SkiingFigure Skating,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Cross Country Ski Club, Latin Club Chess Club, Latin Club, Cross Country Ski Club,

School Notes

  • Strong academic program includes Latin (grades 6-8), Spanish (grades K-8), and Algebra I (grade 8)
  • Curriculum aligned with Vermont Framework of Standards
  • Outstanding NECAP results (state testing)
  • Four years in a row (2006-2009) an alumnus has been valedictorian at St. Johnsbury Academy or Lyndon Institute
  • Student leadership development
  • Local and global community service
  • All-school overnight field trips, musical productions, and curricula celebrations
  • Active parent involvement and support

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Cornerstone Christian School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cornerstone Christian School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Good Shepherd Catholic School (6.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lyndonville
    Cornerstone Christian School
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: 7-12 | 8 students
    1.4 miles
    PO Box 1188
    Lyndonville, VT 05851
  • Lyndonville
    Grades: 8-12 | 13 students
    1.4 miles
    Po Box 1147
    Lyndonville, VT 05851
  • Lyndon Center
    Grades: 9-12 | 594 students
    2 miles
    P.O. Box 127, 168 Institute Circle
    Lyndon Center, VT 05850
  • Lyndon Center
    Grades: K-8 | 72 students
    2.2 miles
    P.O. Box 274 Lyndon Center
    Lyndon Center, VT 05850
  • Saint Johnsbury
    Caledonia Christian School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 4-8 | 6 students
    5.7 miles
    54 Southard St
    Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

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