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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B
Address
5521 Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83716
Telephone
(208) 424-5000

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,995
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
From Riverstone International School

Riverstone International School is a co-educational, private, independent school in Boise, Idaho offering day and boarding students the academic prestige of the International Baccalaureate Programmes. With 350 students enrolled from preschool through high school, there are 45 countries represented in the community. Riverstone's residential program provides a home-like living experience in downtown Boise for high school students. Small classes, personal attention, excellent faculty, outstanding college placement, and outdoor education, are hallmarks of a Riverstone education.

Riverstone International 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
1320
31 responses
Average ACT
32
18 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Outdoor trips
    19%
  • Outdoor education
    16%
  • Meet the seniors
    16%
  • Backpakcing trips
    11%
  • The Variety Show
    11%
  • Graduation
    8%
  • Advisory competitions
    8%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    10%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Indonesia, Viet Nam, Jamaica, Spain, China
    International Boarding Students
    97%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    327
    77%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
    69%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    56%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    56%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses

    Riverstone International School Reviews

    58 reviews
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    We moved our daughter to Riverstone midway through her first grade year after having her in one of the more highly rated public elementary schools with excellent test scores. She is now in 3rd grade, and we have been highly impressed with the education she has received over the past 2+ years at Riverstone.
    At the public school, the larger class sizes and the big disparity in academic abilities prevented teachers from working with our daughter individually. Significant emphasis was put toward preparing the children to excel the standardized math and reading tests. This was the major deciding factor when making the switch to Riverstone.
    Riverstone is not teaching the kids to excel at testing. Rather, they are promoting creativity that has our daughter engaged and always excited to go to school every day! Riverstone's IB program is well-rounded and ties subject areas together for projects and field trips. They also have specialists teaching art, music, Spanish and Mandarin. Thank you!
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    As one of the 'wealthy Chinese' students that was mentioned in the previous comment, I have something to say. Yes, our 'wealthy' parents are paying roughly 40K per year in hope of getting their children a better/different education. Here at Riverstone, the teaching quality varied GREATLY and I really meant it. I met some of the best teachers in Riverstone who are so passionate about teaching and sincerely care about their students, but some teachers seemed unqualified for their jobs. IB diploma is a rigorous program, yet some of the teachers have such limited knowledge about the subject itself! It's somehow horrifying. After I came to University, comparing to the folks who did IB in Asian countries, I felt like I have so much catch-up to do. The previous comment about math is absolutely true...
    Undeniably, I had so many great experiences at Riverstone, the small community, the outdoor education, etc, but I also have to admit that the education I'm getting here is not worth 40K.
    Riverstone helped my sons develop both the skillset and mindset to be successful in college and beyond. Both transitioned to college smoothly thanks to the excellent faculty, personal attention in small classes, and International Baccalaureate programs. They learned to write well, present publicly, speak a second language, and plan for long-term projects. They learned to think and advocate for themselves, while gainer a broader sense of the world thanks to their international classmates. The outdoor program adventures, music program, and discussions with teachers and classmates will long be remembered as highlights of their middle and high school years. As parents, we firmly believe that the combination of opportunities, the IB curriculum, excellence in teaching, and school community made our sons' education exceptional.