Riverdale Country School

Tel: (718)549-8810
  • Riverdale is a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school on two "green" campuses in New York City that provides a rigorous academic program for its students as well as an intentional educational focus on personal development in all divisions.
  • The school has many traditions that have developed in its 100+ year history, but, at the same time, is a leader in developing educational practices that are relevant to schools in the United States and across the globe. Riverdale provides a comprehensive education that challenges our students, helps them develop meaning and purpose in their lives and, as our mission states "developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good". Riverdale is more than just a school, it is an experience.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1907

Student Body

Total Students1140 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeRiverdale Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers196 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 15
Tuition NotesTotal Educational Costs for 2017-2018 for Students in PreK-12th Grade: $52,050At Riverdale, our "tuition" includes lunch, books, and all required activities.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions DirectorJenna R. King
Admissions AssociateTimothy Sacks

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Asian-American Alliance (AAA), BSA (Black Student Alliance), Creative Writing, Culinary Club, Dance Club, Debate, Do Something (community organization), Girls Learn International, GLOW (Gay, Lesbian or Whatever), Habitat for Humanity, HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness), Literary magazines (various), Mock Trial, Model U.N., Mythbusters, Peer Tutoring, Riverdale Review school newspaper, Robin Hood, RSPCA (Riverdale Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Spoken Word Club, Student-Faculty Council, Sustainability Committee, Yearbook, Zawadi by Youth Microfinance Clu

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.
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