Riverdale High School

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.

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School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students241 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Riverdale High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size23 students
Advanced CoursesAll courses offer Honors options
Average SAT score1350
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,950
Tuition NotesSome financial assistance is available
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorHilary Chandler


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.
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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $9,554 for elementary schools and $14,553 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).