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Upper School: Electives

Upper School Electives Special Projects Mini Courses Mini-courses meet twice a week for a full semester. They offer faculty and students the opportunity to share their interests and passions with the larger Riverdale community.

Learning Experience

As students enter their final two years at Riverdale, they have the freedom to branch out beyond the required curriculum. They may take or teach a mini course and might elect to do a senior project of their own design.

Debate

Vex Robotics

How Doctors Think

Wilderness Medicine

Impressions

Automotive Theory

Italian

Bronx Connections

Pop and Rock Band

Experiments in Neuroscience

Alternate Realities in Computer Science

Exploring the Arctic

Basics of Web Design

How and Why to Translate Chinese Poetry

Evo/Devo

Trial Advocacy

Introduction to Coding and Robotics

Video Art Course: A Hands-On Class in Time Based Media Art

Science Research

Senior Projects In their final semester, students have the opportunity to focus on an original project. Projects are chosen for their intellectual, creative and social value, and represent a diverse array of interests and mediums. At the conclusion of their four or seven week projects, students give a presentation to the entire Upper School. Past projects have included: Media Representation of Homelessness

The Psychology of Viral Videos and Memes

Creating a Children’s Book For and About Dyslexia

Stop-Motion Videos to Teach Scientific Concepts

The Physics of Cello-Playing

Integrating Fuzzy Trace Theory in the 10th Grade Health Curriculum

Technological Landscape Painting Feminism in Media The History and Psychology of Dark Humor Development of an App for Middle School Latin Learners

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Untold Stories of the RCS Community (Photography Exhibit) Philosophy and Design of a Socially Responsible Business Plan Translational Medicine in Oncology

Profile for Riverdale Country School

The Riverdale Learning Experience (2019)  

The Riverdale learning experience is influenced by many factors: the growing science of how children learn, the role of character strengths...

The Riverdale Learning Experience (2019)  

The Riverdale learning experience is influenced by many factors: the growing science of how children learn, the role of character strengths...