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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471
Telephone
(718) 549-8810

Applying

Application Deadline
January 6
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,805
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
$38,979
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. "Mind, Character, Community"—the school's keywords—reflect the 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 Country School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1420
72 responses
Average ACT
32
62 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
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  • Homecoming
    40%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Sports Night
    20%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,154
    57%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

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    Living in the Area
    B-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      D
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Median Household Income
    $36,593
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,133
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $371,800
    National
    $184,700

    Riverdale Country School Reviews

    30 reviews
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    Beautiful campus! Amazing teacher involvement. Everyone wants the students to succeed and will support them in any way they can. Tons of extracurriculars and sports clubs and teams with amazing facilities. (New Pool is beautiful!)
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    Riverdale has an excellent college preparatory program and prepares its students well for their future endeavors in life. Wit capstone classes such as Constructing America and Integrated Liberal Studies, students will leave Riverdale ready to take on whatever challenges life throws at them. The faculty and staff at the school are so supportive of any initiative that students may want to take on, and the students tend to be as talented on the field as in the classroom.
    Riverdale Country School is an exceptional place. Teachers are brilliant and passionate about their field, making for an engaging yet lively classroom experience. The dean of the upper school, KNF, is kind and intelligent, and is always working with other administrators and faculty members to make the school an inclusive place. This school has changed so much for the better since my freshman year and is only continuing to make progress. I came into college prepared and have no regrets attending RCS.