Riverside Preparatory Academy, est. in 1907, is one of the nation's premier college preparatory schools for young men in grades 6-12.
Riverside serves 250+ students from 13 countries.  Our mission is to provide a supportive and challenging educational environment that fosters scholarly competence and intellectual curiosity, enhances spiritual and physical fitness, and develops leadership skills and the strength of character necessary for success in college and in life. The Academy is located one hour north of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. For more information, please call 800.462.2338 or visit http://www.riversideprep.org/admissions.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,900
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Riverside Preparatory Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
English as a Second Language
Year Founded
1907
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Physics, Statistics, U.S. History, World History
Average SAT score
1130
Average ACT score
23
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding tuition is $48,900; day tuition is $26,500. International cadet tuition is $56,600.
% on Financial Aid
57%
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tee Mitchell
Admissions Associate
Amanda Barrett
Endowment Size
$40 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Airsoft Team, Aviation Program, Civil Air Patrol, Color Guard, Drill Team, Honor Council, Horton Society (service club), JROTC, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Peer Tutoring Volunteers, Science National Honor Society, Weight training, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Video Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Raider Team

School Notes

  • Established in 1907, Riverside Preparatory Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school for young men in grades 6-12. The Academy offers a positive, challenging, and structured environment that stresses hard work in the classroom and on the athletic field. We promote leadership development through military activities. Riverside Prep is an Army JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction. A student/teacher ratio of 12:1 provides each cadet with the individual attention that enables success. Riverside also offers a four-week summer school program. The school's 206-acre campus is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just north of Atlanta in Gainesville, Ga.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • John Bassett - Bassett Furniture
    • Ira Middleberg (1966) - Attorney, Middleberg, Riddle & Gianna - New Orleans
    • Luis Proenza (1962) - President, University of Akron
    • Governor Felix Gonzales Canto - State of Quintana Roo, Mexico
    • Tommy Prothro (1938) - former coach with the LA Rams and San Diego Chargers
    • ADM. David McDonald (1924) - former U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (1963-1967)
    • Judge E.J. Salcines - Retired Judge, Florida Appellate Court
    • Mike Neveaux - Retired Chief Pilot, Los Angeles Police Dept. Air Support Division
    • Cee Lo Green - Singer and Actor
    • Peter Lyons - Retired Lawyer, California; Author
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Riverside Preparatory Academy cost?

Riverside Preparatory Academy's tuition is approximately $48,900 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Riverside Preparatory Academy?

The acceptance rate of Riverside Preparatory Academy is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 82%.

Who are famous alumni from Riverside Preparatory Academy?

Riverside Preparatory Academy famous alumni include: John Bassett, Ira Middleberg (1966), Luis Proenza (1962), Governor Felix Gonzales Canto, Tommy Prothro (1938), ADM. David McDonald (1924), Judge E.J. Salcines, Mike Neveaux, Cee Lo Green and Peter Lyons.

What sports does Riverside Preparatory Academy offer?

Riverside Preparatory Academy offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling. Riverside Preparatory Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for most sports offered.

What is Riverside Preparatory Academy's ranking?

Riverside Preparatory Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for: Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Riverside Preparatory Academy?

The application deadline for Riverside Preparatory Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,900
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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