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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 451 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
1948

Student Body

Total Students
451 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Riverside Presbyterian Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
31%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki, Navy and Collared Shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from 7,200 for PreK4 to 10,950 for Grade 6.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions Director
Ruthie Simmons
Admissions Associate
Vivian 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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 451 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling

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