Riviera Schools

6800 Nervia Street/9775 SW 87 Ave.
Miami, FL 33146
Tel: (305)666-1856
  • Riviera Day School and Riviera Preparatory School are fully accredited, non-sectarian, co-educational, independent day schools centrally located in the South Miami area.
  • Riviera serves students from all areas of Miami-Dade County. Riviera Day School is home to our preschoolers (3 year olds) through fifth graders.
  • Riviera Preparatory School, just a few miles away, is home to our sixth through twelfth grade students.
  • Since it was founded in 1950, Riviera has established a reputation for excellence and continues to forge ahead as a leader in education and in the community.
  • With an emphasis on small classes and a carefully selected, well-trained staff, we challenge each student to develop his or her full capabilities.
  • Gifted children are guided through advanced levels, just as slower learners are helped to overcome any weaknesses.
  • Our small classes, close student-teacher relationships, parental involvement, broad-based curriculum, variety of curriculum enhancement activities, and talented faculty all combine to make Riviera a unique and exciting school community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Independent Schools of Florida
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1950

Student Body

Total Students 885 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Riviera Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 25 courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art 2D, Studio Art Drawing, U.S. Government, US History, World History

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade level
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Olga Mestre
Admissions Associate Ms. Sacha Perez


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
Water PoloWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 47 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Advanced Chess Club, Apprentice Engineering, Arts & Crafts, Ballet, Best Buddies, Book Club, Ceramics & Copper Enameling, Chess Club, Coding Club, Computer Appreciation Club, Culinary Club, Drumline, East Asian Culture Club, Film Production Club, Flamenco, Forensics Team, Game Design, Game On, Glee Club, Intramurals, Junior Engineering, KAPLA, Karaoke, Karate, Key Club, Kidokinetics, Legos, Little Builders, Los Amigos, Magical Music, Mind Lab, Model UN, Operation Smile, Philosophy/Contemporary Issues, Prana Yoga, RPG/Strategic Games, Recreational Sports Competition, Robotics, Rock Band, S.A.D.D., Soccer Club, Speech and Debate Team, Strings Ensemble, Traveling to the Future, Tumblebees, Youth Service Council/Best Buddies, Zumba Arts & Crafts, Ballet, Best Buddies, Book Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Culinary Club, Drumline, Flamenco, Forensics Team, Game Design, Game On, Glee Club, Intramurals, KAPLA, Karaoke, Karate, Key Club, Kidokinetics, Legos, Los Amigos, Magical Music, Mind Lab, Model UN, Prana Yoga, Robotics, Rock Band, S.A.D.D., Soccer Club, Tumblebees, Zumba, Advanced Chess Club,
Apprentice Engineering,
Ceramics & Copper Enameling,
Computer Appreciation Club,
East Asian Culture Club,
Film Production Club,
Junior Engineering,
Little Builders,
Operation Smile,
Philosophy/Contemporary Issues,
RPG/Strategic Games,
Recreational Sports Competition,
Speech and Debate Team,
Strings Ensemble,
Traveling to the Future,
Youth Service Council/Best Buddies,
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