Riverstone International School
5.00 (3 reviews)
Tel: (208) 424-5000
Riverstone International School Photo #2 - With 370 students enrolled from preschool through high school, 45 countries are represented in the school community.
Riverstone International School Photo #3 - Small classes and strong relationships with teachers facilitate a highly personalized educational experience. With a 7:1 student to teacher ratio, students are encouraged to share their perspective and learn from others. These engaging classroom discussions continue when students explore Idaho`s mountains, rivers, and deserts with classmates and teachers.
Riverstone International School Photo #4 - Riverstone is Idaho's first International Baccalaureate continuum school, offering the PYP, MYP, and DP. Student learn through inquiry, become critical thinkers, and apply their knowledge to real world applications. Art, music, PE, and a second language are core subjects, in addition to language arts, humanities, math, and science.
Riverstone International School Photo #5 - Idaho's mountains, rivers and deserts provide the backdrop for our outdoor education program.
Riverstone International School Photo #6 - Outdoor education includes fall, winter, and spring activities.
Riverstone International School Photo #7 - Riverstone House, our dormitory, is a home away from home for our boarding students. A maximum of 30 students from the U.S. and around the world in grades 9-12 are enrolled in Riverstone`s boutique boarding program.
Riverstone International School Photo #8 - One hundred percent of Riverstone graduates are accepted into 4-year colleges and universities, worldwide.
Riverstone International School Photo #9 - Riverstone athletes--the Otters--represent our school as they compete in volleyball, soccer, swimming, cross-country, basketball, skiing and snowboarding.
Riverstone International School Photo #10 - Boise, Idaho is the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, with easy access to skiing, kayaking, and mountain biking. Our four-season climate and safe city provide opportunities for students and families to recreate, shop, and explore all that our beautiful city and state have to offer.
Riverstone International School is a premier, private International Baccalaureate World School in Boise, Idaho, offering day and boarding students challenging opportunities and the personal support to develop into independent, creative and collaborative thinkers.
With 370 students enrolled from preschool through high school, 45 countries are represented in the school community. A maximum of 30 students from the U.S. and around the world in grades 9-12 are enrolled in Riverstone`s boutique boarding program.
Our Five Pillars-Academic Excellence, Community and Service, Leadership by Example, International Understanding and Outdoor Education-provide limitless opportunities for students to explore academically and personally.
Small classes and strong relationships with teachers facilitate a highly personalized educational experience.
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia, Mild Learning Differences|
|Total Students||371 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 13%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||49 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||IB Diploma Programme: Biology, IB Diploma Programme: Chemistry, IB Diploma Programme: English, IB Diploma Programme: French, IB Diploma Programme: Geography, IB Diploma Programme: Global Politics, IB Diploma Programme: Mandarin, IB Diploma Programme: Math (Higher & Standard Level), IB Diploma Programme: Math Studies, IB Diploma Programme: Music, IB Diploma Programme: Physics, IB Diploma Programme: Self-taught Language, IB Diploma Programme: Spanish, IB Diploma Programme: Theory of Knowledge, IB Diploma Programme: Visual Art, IB Diploma Programme: World Religions, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme|
|Average SAT score||1306|
|Average ACT score||29|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 15 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition and fees vary by grade level. Please see http://www.riverstoneschool.org/admissions/tuition-fees/|
|% on Financial Aid|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Rachel Pusch|
|Admissions Associate||Leslie Bergstrom|
|Endowment Size||$4 million|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballAlpine Skiing, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Snowboarding,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||16 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Dungeons and Dragons Club, Language Club, Model United Nations, Outdoor Leadership, Robotics Teams, Science Bowl: High School, Science Bowl: Middle School, Social Change, Student Council: Elementary School, Student Council: High School, Student Council: Middle School, Sustainability Club (The Green Team), Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Music Ensembles: High School, Music Ensembles: Middle School, Rotating After-School Activities: Elementary & Middle School
- Please read a letter from our Head of School here.
- Alumni credit their connections to teachers, friendships with classmates from around the world, the global context of the IB curriculum, and outdoor experiences as having the biggest impact on their future success.
- One hundred percent of graduates are accepted into 4-year colleges worldwide.
- Idaho`s mountains, rivers and deserts provide the backdrop for outdoor education.
- The school offers concierge college counseling and athletic, musical, and academic extracurricular activities.
- Before- and after-care and bus transportation are available.
- The school`s 14-acre campus is nestled between the Boise River and the Greenbelt in southeast Boise.
- The recently-built dormitory for the boarding program is located in downtown Boise, the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, with easy access to skiing, kayaking, and mountain biking. Boise's four-season climate and safe city provide opportunities for students to recreate, shop, and experience the local culture.
- Families are encouraged to explore the application process for tuition assistance and scholarships that do not need to be repaid. Nearly 25% of Riverstone students receive either tuition assistance or scholarships.
- Riverstone offers Malone Scholarships for motivated students with financial need entering grades 7-9.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Boise Grades: PK-9 | 173 students
601 South 9th Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 331-9260 5.5 PK-9
- Omaha Grades: PK-12 | 438 students
400 N Happy Hollow Blvd
Omaha, NE 68132
(402) 556-3772 1035.8 PK-12
Riverstone is an exceptional school - in my opinion, the best in Boise. As a university professor, I appreciate the high level of academic excellence with a focus on critical thinking, interdisciplinary projects, and small classes that foster individual learning styles. The skills my son is learning there are giving him an ideal preparation for college and for life.
- Posted by Parent - Samantha
It is the People, the Place and the Culture of caring and learning that matters Riverstone International School has all that to offer to its students. As one of the proud parents, it brings great confidence that we can turn over the workplace, and our society to leaders coming from students graduating at Riverstone International School, where a great inspiration towards collaborative learning and service to community is clearly demonstrated.
- Posted by Parent - anura
Riverstone was a great environment for our son who really thrived in the small classroom setting, with a rigorous academic curriculum and with teachers who were truly mentors throughout his 8 years there. Riverstone is the best educational opportunity presented to students in Idaho and beyond. I have taught in public and private schools and so, as a former teacher and as a parent, I can say that Riverstone has its vision, mission and act together.
- Posted by Parent - cecil
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