Riverside Presbyterian Day School

  • Riverside Presbyterian Day School is a school rich in history and tradition.
  • As a co-educational elementary school, RPDS was founded in 1948 as a mission of Riverside Presbyterian Church.
  • Riverside provides a supportive educational environment that continues to balance an emphasis on individualized learning with the need for children to participate within a nurturing, close-knit community.
  • With this in mind, the curriculum at Riverside is designed to recognize students' individual needs and learning styles, at the same time guiding students to practice strategies for successful learning partnerships.
  • Through the use of broad academic curriculum providing exposure to rich literature, world cultures, studio art, music, science, mathematics, social studies, academic computing, physical education, spiritual formation and personal growth, students are equipped with the skills necessary to become life-long learners.
  • It is our goal that students will grow to understand that their education and their lives should be balanced spiritually, cognitively, and physically if they are to be truly prepared for success in secondary school, in college and the future.
  • At its heart, Riverside is a community rooted in faith and committed to providing a challenging academic curriculum, while it remains sensitive to the development of the whole child.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious AffiliationAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1948

Student Body

Total Students451 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Riverside Presbyterian Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
31%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki, Navy and Collared Shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from 7,200 for PreK4 to 10,950 for Grade 6.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions DirectorRuthie Simmons
Admissions AssociateVivian Bradford

School Notes

  • Riverside Presbyterian Day School is a school rich in history and tradition. As a co-educational elementary school, RPDS was founded in 1948 as a mission of Riverside Presbyterian Church. Riverside provides a supportive educational environment that continues to balance an emphasis on individualized learning with the need for children to participate within a nurturing, close-knit community. With this in mind, the curriculum at Riverside is designed to recognize students' individual needs and learning styles, at the same time guiding students to practice strategies for successful learning partnerships. Through the use of broad academic curriculum providing exposure to rich literature, world cultures, studio art, music, science, mathematics, social studies, academic computing, physical education, spiritual formation and personal growth, students are equipped with the skills necessary to become life-long learners. It is our goal that students will grow to understand that their education and their lives should be balanced spiritually, cognitively, and physically if they are to be truly prepared for success in secondary school, in college and the future. At its heart, Riverside is a community rooted in faith and committed to providing a challenging academic curriculum, while it remains sensitive to the development of the whole child.
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  • Jacksonville
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    5.7 miles
    5725 Fort Caroline Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32277
    (904) 762-0123
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    221
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    0.9 miles
    2609 Park Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32204
    (904) 387-2841
    0.9 PK-8
    221
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  • Jacksonville
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    2.4 miles
    2431 Atlantic Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    (904) 398-1774
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