Message From Upper School Division Head

Toby Clark

 

Even though we are in a period of growth, our goal is to keep Upper School class sizes at 15-16 students (many are smaller) as well as to offer a full range of electives and extra-curricular options. This is done in a family atmosphere where students have a comfort level with faculty and students that make Riverfield truly unique.
 
Riverfield has always had a reputation for innovation at all grade levels. We integrate technology and computers/tablets into nearly every subject area, with a one-to-one computer program where students are responsible for having a laptop or tablet that is integrated into their classes.  The computer is a tool for research, presentation, and communication, and our students will leave RCDS with a competitive advantage having utilized this technology throughout their Upper School years.
 
We have had 169 graduates (30 in the Class of 2015) who have been admitted to over 100 colleges and universities across the country. Students meet weekly with our College Counselor starting in 10th grade, and great emphasis is placed on finding the “best fit” for our students when they leave RCDS. While Riverfield is not a “teach to the test” school, our students perform well on standardized tests including the EXPLORE, PLAN, PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Our ACT average over the past 3 years is 25 (National Average 21.1, OK average is 20.7).
 
The beauty of the Riverfield experience is to have the opportunity to participate in many activities, whether competing in OSSAA-level competition for sports and academics, marching in our award-winning drumline, or performing with Riverfield's rock bands. It is common for an individual to participate on multiple sports teams and/or extra-curriculars, while also getting to delve into areas they are passionate about like music, theatre, art, speech, debate, etc.
 
We invite you to come check us out. In the fall of 2013, we completed a 15-classroom academic building with a learning center, science labs, cafeteria, and more which will allow future growth as well as provide a teaching environment that matches the quality of the program. We look forward to meeting you!
 
Sincerely,
Toby