The Riverside School

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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students97 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade The Riverside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,800
Tuition Notes2013-14 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 DirectorKrystsal Ingalls

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Figure Skating, Snowboarding, Soccer, SwimmingAlpine SkiingFigure Skating,
SnowboardingSoccer,
Swimming

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

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to The Riverside School is Learn, Inc. (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thaddeus Stevens School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Good Shepherd Catholic School (6.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lyndonville
    Learn, Inc.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 10-12 | 19 students
    1.4 miles
    216 Broad St.
    Lyndonville, VT 05851
    (802) 626-8056
    1.4 10-12
    19
  • Lyndonville
    Grades: 11-12 | 5 students
    1.5 miles
    142 Cornerstone Lane
    Lyndonville, VT 05851
    (802) 626-5620
    1.5 11-12
    5
  • Lyndon Center
    Grades: 9-12 | 457 students
    2 miles
    168 Institute Circle
    Lyndon Center, VT 05850
    (802) 535-3636
    2 9-12
    457
  • Lyndon Center
    Grades: K-8 | 56 students
    2.2 miles
    39 Luther Circle
    Lyndon Center, VT 05850
    (802) 626-0370
    2.2 K-8
    56
  • Saint Johnsbury
    Caledonia Christian School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: 2-8 | 4 students
    5.7 miles
    54 Southard St
    Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819
    (802) 748-9528
    5.7 2-8
    4

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