Riverdale offers an exceptional college-preparatory education that is personalized, learner-centered and academically rigorous.
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 or inter-district transfer 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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 241 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,950
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 10
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Riverdale High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
241 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Riverdale High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Some financial assistance is available
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Hilary Chandler



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
Bridge Building, Community Service, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Academic Decathalon, Chess Club, Film Club, Girl Up Club, Green Club, GSA, Jewish Culture Club, Leaders in Nurturing Kindness, Model United Nations, Oregon Battle of the Books, Robotics, Science Bowl

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Drama/Musicals

School Notes

  • Imagine a public high school so attractive that two-thirds of its students come from outside its small district boundaries, paying close to $12,000 a year to attend. A public high school that has to compete even for its own resident students, who have access to Portland area private schools and an adjoining district's large traditional high schools.
  • Imagine a high school from which students graduate with four more credits than the state requires -- including eight additional classes in the core subjects of English, Math, Science, History and Art, plus at least four foreign language courses and a year-long Senior Exhibition many compare to a college thesis.
  • Imagine a high school where close to 100 percent of its graduates go on to four-year colleges, including some of the most impressive schools in the country.
  • 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 with a curriculum so rigorous that without AP-specific classes students are prepared to succeed in a wide variety of AP exams, which the school proctors. A school in which students can earn up to 53 college credits taught on campus by the high school's instructors.
  • Imagine a high school where there are a wide variety of activities: athletic teams, drama, music, Mock Trial, Bridge Building (state champions 2005-2015, plus numerous international wins) -- where everyone is encouraged to participate rather than spectate.
  • Imagine a high school built on these ideas that grew in its first 10 years from 30 students to approximately 250.
  • That school is Riverdale High School in Portland, OR.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Riverdale High School cost?

Riverdale High School's tuition is approximately $11,950 for private students.

What sports does Riverdale High School offer?

Riverdale High School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Riverdale High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for most sports offered.

What is Riverdale High School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Riverdale High School?

The application deadline for Riverdale High School is Feb. 10.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 241 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,950
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 10
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $11,409 for elementary schools and $14,763 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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