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Riverdale Country School
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  • Private
  • BRONX, NY

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Riverdale Country School expects to return to a fully in-person student experience in the fall, including athletics and co-curricular programs. Some scheduling modifications and health precautions may be required to satisfy federal, state, and local health requirements. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A

About

Applying

Application Deadline
November 15
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$50,045
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid
$43,395
From Riverdale Country School

Founded in 1907, Riverdale Country School is a co-educational, independent school serving PreK to Grade 12 in New York City. Located on two campuses, Riverdale offers exceptional facilities and outdoor learning spaces. The core of the school's mission–"mind, character, community"—reflects its rigorous academics, extensive co-curricular offerings, focus on character strength development, and supportive culture. Innovative, research-based teaching in and outside of the classroom inspires purposeful learning. Local and global experiences linked to the academic program develop cultural fluency.

Riverdale encourages students to find meaning and purpose. Independent studies, "passion grants," internships, student-led activities, science research, athletic teams, service-learning, global travel, affinity spaces, and opportunities to meet changemakers in every field allow students to explore how they might make a difference in the world, how they might "change the world for the good."

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1450
122 responses
Average ACT
33
112 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
  • Homecoming
    60%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • diversity banquets
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Sports Night
    10%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,219
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 12 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$50,045
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 12 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 12 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 12 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 7 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$96,702
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,605
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$382,004
National
$217,500

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