The Riverside School is dedicated to the ideal that children be involved, enthusiastic participants in their education.
We nurture and encourage curiosity, creativity, and individuality, and we instill in students an appreciation for hard work.
We believe that children can learn to be strong, effective leaders, and we are committed to developing in our students the skills necessary to take on leadership roles.
We believe that students must be aware of and be active in the broader world around them in order to become ethical and compassionate members of society.
Support for our students' growth as learners, leaders, and citizens must come from every element of the Riverside community, both in and out of the classroom; therefore, we value and rely on the deep involvement of parents, faculty, staff, and administration in the development of our students.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 97 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,800
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1981

Student Body

Total Students
97 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade
The Riverside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2013-14 tuition for grades K-5 is $12,000; for grades 6-8 is $13,800. Financial aid is available and we are an approved independent school for choice towns.
Admissions Director
Krystsal Ingalls

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Latin Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross Country Ski Club

School Notes

  • Strong academic program includes Latin (grades 6-8), Spanish (grades K-8), and Algebra I (grade 8)
  • Curriculum aligned with Vermont Framework of Standards
  • Outstanding NECAP results (state testing)
  • Four years in a row (2006-2009) an alumnus has been valedictorian at St. Johnsbury Academy or Lyndon Institute
  • Student leadership development
  • Local and global community service
  • All-school overnight field trips, musical productions, and curricula celebrations
  • Active parent involvement and support

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 97 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,800
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling

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