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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 920 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 8 / Jan. 15

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
920 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Riviera Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 8 / Jan. 15
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade level
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Olga Mestre
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Allison Cohen



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
49 extracurriculars
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

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 920 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 8 / Jan. 15

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The average private school tuition in Miami, FL is $15,312 for elementary schools and $16,947 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Miami, FL is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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