Riverside School

  • 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 Overview

School TypeSpecial 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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supporteddyslexia and language-based learning differences
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students72 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Riverside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(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 DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,409
Tuition NotesPayment 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
20%
Admissions DirectorDebra Mitchell

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, SoccerBasketballDance,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Drama Club

School Notes

  • 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.
  • 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 dyslexia.
  • 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.

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