Riverdale Baptist School

  • Riverdale Baptist School (RBS) is a ministry of Riverdale Baptist Church.
  • As a Christian educational institution, it will, therefore, reflect the philosophy, values and believers' lifestyle of Riverdale Baptist Church.
  • The administration, faculty and staff are born-again, Bible-believing Christians and active church members.
  • It is the school's desire to have a balanced educational program where excellence will permeate the spiritual, academic, physical and social aspects of our learning atmosphere.
  • It is also the school's wish to help in the reinforcement of the Christian home.
  • When the philosophy, values and lifestyle of a Christian home complement the school, the student will benefit most from this relationship.
  • Our objective is to develop within each student an understanding of how to think and how to apply himself, to develop within each student an effective attitude of self-discipline and responsibility and to develop in students the proper attitude, ideals, habits, knowledge and skills which are necessary preparation for life.
  • Riverdale Baptist School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin, gender or disability in the areas of admission, financial aid, athletics and other school related programs/activities.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1971

Student Body

Total Students755 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
99%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Riverdale Baptist School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Number of AP Courses4 courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus AB, Chemistry, English Lit, Physics
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress code varies per division.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
#Hospitality, Archery Club, AV (Audio Visual), Dance Ministry, Environmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fitness Club, Photography Club, Poetry, Queen's Court, Quill and Scroll, Science Club, STEM

School Notes

  • Riverdale Baptist School (RBS) is a ministry of Riverdale Baptist Church. As a Christian educational institution, it will, therefore, reflect the philosophy, values and believers' lifestyle of Riverdale Baptist Church. The administration, faculty and staff are born-again, Bible-believing Christians and active church members. It is the school's desire to have a balanced educational program where excellence will permeate the spiritual, academic, physical and social aspects of our learning atmosphere. It is also the school's wish to help in the reinforcement of the Christian home. When the philosophy, values and lifestyle of a Christian home complement the school, the student will benefit most from this relationship. Our objective is to develop within each student an understanding of how to think and how to apply himself, to develop within each student an effective attitude of self-discipline and responsibility and to develop in students the proper attitude, ideals, habits, knowledge and skills which are necessary preparation for life. Riverdale Baptist School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin, gender or disability in the areas of admission, financial aid, athletics and other school related programs/activities.
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    3.6 miles
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    Bowie, MD 20721
    (301)955-1160
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    Grades: PK-12 | 243 students
    5.7 miles
    6707 Woodyard Road
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
    (301)599-9600
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  • Upper Marlboro
    Grades: PK-8 | 225 students
    7.5 miles
    9010 Frank Tippett Rd
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
    (301)868-1873
    7.5 PK-8
    225
  • Bowie
    Grades: PK-12 | 37 students
    4.5 miles
    11914 Chantilly Ln
    Bowie, MD 20721
    (301)464-5602
    4.5 PK-12
    37
  • Hyattsville
    Grades: NS-8 | 183 students
    5.7 miles
    6801 Sheriff Road
    Hyattsville, MD 20785
    (301)773-4079
    5.7 NS-8
    183

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I have enjoyed RBS over many years my son graduated in 2010. I currently have two children attending. The experience has been great. The teachers are engaging, enthusiastic and caring. The teachers inspire my children to do their best and to set goals and accomplish them.
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