Riviera Schools

  • 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.

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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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1950
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students885 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by GradeRiviera Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses25 courses
Advanced CoursesArt 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 DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade level
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMrs. Olga Mestre
Admissions AssociateMs. Elizabeth McDaniel


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.47 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, East Asian Culture Club, Film Production Club, Forensics Team, Game Design, Game On, Junior Engineering, KAPLA, Karaoke, Key Club, Legos, Little Builders, Los Amigos, Mind Lab, Model UN, Operation Smile, Philosophy/Contemporary Issues, Robotics, Rock Band, RPG/Strategic Games, S.A.D.D., Speech and Debate Team, Traveling to the Future, Youth Service Council/Best Buddies

Arts and Music Programs:
Ballet, Ceramics & Copper Enameling, Drumline, Flamenco, Glee Club, Magical Music, Strings Ensemble

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