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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,023 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 5 / Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Riviera Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
1,023 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
62%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Riviera Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
26 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
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Required uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 5 / Jan. 15
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade level
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Olga Mestre
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Allison Cohen

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
49 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Advanced Chess Club, Apprentice Engineering, Arts & Crafts, Best Buddies, Book Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Computer Appreciation Club, Culinary Club, Film Production Club, Game Design, Junior Engineering, KAPLA, Karaoke, Key Club, Legos, Little Builders, Los Amigos, Marine Conservation, Mind Lab, Model UN, Operation Smile, Philosophy/Contemporary Issues, Photography Club, Robotics, Rock Band, RPG/Strategic Games, Speech and Debate Team, Table Tennis, Traveling to the Future, Youth Service Council/Best Buddies

Arts and Music Programs:
Ballet, Ceramics & Copper Enameling, Drumline, Flamenco, Jazz Club Ensemble, Magical Music, Modern Music Ensemble, Strings Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramurals, Karate, Kidokinetics, Prana Yoga, Recreational Sports Competition, Soccer Club, Tumblebees, Zumba

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Riviera Schools?

The acceptance rate of Riviera Schools is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. Riviera Schools's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Florida with low acceptance rates.

Does Riviera Schools offer a summer program?

Yes, Riviera Schools offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Riviera Schools offer?

Riviera Schools offers 15 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling. Riviera Schools is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Florida for most sports offered.

What is Riviera Schools's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Riviera Schools?

The application deadline for Riviera Schools is Nov. 5 / Jan. 15.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,023 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 5 / Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Miami, FL is $15,310 for elementary schools and $17,138 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Miami, FL is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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