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Introductuin

The Riverdale Learning Experience our 7th graders not simply to read about how laws are created, but rather to function as legislators.

To support their work, we have established Learning Research Teams on both campuses. The LRTs offer student support as well as faculty ongoing professional development opportunities to explore and hone their teaching craft. The teams and faculty members are experts on learning who help all our students “learn how to learn.”

By the time they reach the Upper School, Riverdale students excel at challenging themselves through independent study, Mini-Course curriculum design, and interdisciplinary projects that tackle real-world problems.

The experiential journey builds knowledge, confidence, and independence

We believe in teaching the whole person

In the pages that follow, you will see how the Riverdale academic journey unfolds, from a student’s earliest explorations through to the cusp of adulthood. In each grade, we have chosen to feature selected courses and programs that are emblematic of the Riverdale learning experience.

Learning Experience

Riverdale attracts faculty members who think deeply about their own teaching. We have become a magnet for educators who believe that delivering strong subject content is just the beginning of their mission. Our teachers take the time to nurture character strengths, encourage a growth mindset in their students, and incorporate active learning experiences into their classrooms and the community. We encourage all our faculty members to embrace a growth mindset in their own lives through conference attendance, continuing education and projects they design to explore innovative teaching strategies.

Dominic A.A. Randolph Head of School

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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...