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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$150
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,000
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
13%
Average Financial Aid
From Riviera Schools

Founded in 1950, Riviera continues its tradition of creating a learning community in which students strive to be the best versions of themselves. Faculty and students come together, respect one another, and foster personal growth. As a coeducational, independent day school, Riviera maintains a diverse student body for students in preschool through twelfth grade. Students have opportunities to explore any avenue, from the sciences to the arts to the humanities. Through engaging and meaningful experiences, students realize their inner potential and their capacity to effect change in the world.

Riviera Schools 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
1290
80 responses
Average ACT
29
56 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
  • Bulldog breakout week
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Senior week
    12%
  • Spirit week
    12%
  • Chow with your Child; plays and musicals
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Out of state travel trips
    10%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    835
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
    64%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $15,150
    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
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    87%
    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
    73%
    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
    Low
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Average
    79%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
    79%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $72,817
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,464
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $356,500
    National
    $184,700

    Riviera Schools Reviews

    45 reviews
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    This School is AMAZING!My friends moved to miami to put their kids in this school.We were between this & Ransom & after hearing so many great things,I took a chance,enrolled my daughter to middle school here & have been blown away.This school incorporates STEM into almost every subject,uses Socratic style teaching in some classes,have small classes,& we love the family feel!Every class has a writing component built in so my daughter(who was already a good writer)has improved So much in only one year.They offer dual enrollment in the high school & they are all about service,integrity,& compassion.My daughter started service hours this year. I feel like they are not only dedicated to high academic achievement/athletics,but really emphasize being a good person. AND they place your child In their appropriate level in each course,so they can be in 6th grade, taking 7th,8th grade math,science,etc.Which is great bc your child can excel and advance based on their strengths. Love this school !
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    We considered all the non-religious privates in Miami. RP is organized, calm, has great communication. It's academically rigorous, without tons of busy work. Offer several academic tracks like biomedical, etc, incredible performance arts, SAT/ACT prep course. Last year's graduating class was awarded $8m in scholarships and kids accepted at Ivies, other competitive schools. It is not a one-size-fits-all approach to education, thus creating an inclusive environment. Offer executive functioning programs and academic support programs in the same campus. Open minded, small School. Encourages kids to participate in sports whether they compete or not, can go to the practices. Incredible school. Hoping it stays the gem it is.
    Riviera Schools has been a great learning experience for my daughters. The curriculum is rigorous, the environment is supportive and there is a commitment to extracurricular activities. The classes are small enough that the students have a dialog with each teacher and can provide individualized attention. The school handled the recent transition to virtual education because of Covid 19 seamlessly. Within 24 hours, the classes were online in realtime with all their teachers and classmates. We are very satisfied that we choose Riviera Prep for our children.