Riverside School Photo #2 - Our hallmark one-on-one Language Fundamentals instruction uses the Orton-Gillingham Approach to build close teacher-student relationships to allow for continuous feedback and positive reinforcement, leading to a high success rate, increased self-confidence, and a bright future for your child.
Riverside School Photo #3 - Riverside School teachers are exceptionally well-prepared to educate children with different learning needs. The result? Students can realize their highest potential.
Riverside School Photo #4 - Co-curricular activities include physical education, art, music, drama, library, and ballroom dance. Riverside students enjoy after-school pursuits such as sports, arts, robotics, and technology.
Riverside School Photo #5 - Four academic buildings include comfortable classrooms, library, gymnasium, art studio, one-on-one Language Fundamentals rooms, as well as an open courtyard and Commons area.
- Riverside School transforms the lives of students with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences while supporting a community of highly trained teachers and staff who specialize in educating these students to their highest potential.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators|
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||dyslexia and language-based learning differences|
|Total Students||72 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 26%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||8 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||10 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Students are expected to dress in a way that is appropriate and responsible. Students are expected to be neat, clean, and well-groomed when they come to school. No hats are to be worn indoors.)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$30,409|
|Tuition Notes||Payment options include directly to Riverside’s business office either in one full installment by July or two payments in July and January. Families can also chose installment plans through our tuition management payment system, TADS.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Debra Mitchell|
|Total Sports Offered||3 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Dance, SoccerBasketball, Dance,|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||4 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Chess Club, Robotics Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Drama Club
- Riverside School transforms the lives of students with dyslexia
and similar language-based learning differences while supporting a
community of highly trained teachers and staff who
specialize in educating these students to their highest
- With a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, Riverside`s teaching
approach is dedicated to providing small classes,individualized
curriculum, as well as one-on-one instruction and a nurturing
environment to enhance the learning experiences of children with
- Riverside`s hallmark one-on-one Language Fundamentals (LF)
instruction uses the O-G Approach to buildclose teacher-student
relationships to allow for continuous feedback, positive
reinforcement, and a bright future for children.
- Riverside`s teachers are exceptionally well-prepared to educate
children with different learning needs. Riverside`s faculty utilize
the principles of the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Approach, a research
validated approach to reading instruction. All Riverside teachers
are specially and extensively trained in the O-G Approach. This
approach serves as the foundation for the school`s programs and is
fully integrated into classroom core subject instruction.
- Riverside maintained its highest enrollment of 81 students (grades K-8) during the 2019-20 academic year.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Richmond Grades: 1-12 | 71 students
3900 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
(804)239-1080 5.3 1-12
- Henrico Grades: K-12 | 82 students
8055 Shrader Road
Henrico, VA 23294
(804)747-1003 7.3 K-12
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