Message From Upper School Division Head
Riverfield strives to positively impact the lives of our families, students, and faculty by creating a healthy, creative, and inclusive environment. Our goal is to keep Upper School class sizes at 15-16 students, as well as to offer a full range of electives and extra-curricular options.
Our students and teachers are connected, motivated and encouraged to find their spark to make a difference in the world. The classroom experience is based on establishing integrity, ethics, respect, and drive. Our goal is for every student to think critically and solve complex problems, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, learn how to learn, and develop an academic mindset.
As a college prep Upper School, we are preparing students for life beyond Riverfield, Students meet weekly with our College Counselors starting in 10th grade, allowing the counselors to truly know your student. The foundation built in these classes and meetings is key to finding the “best fit” for students to achieve their goals in college. Riverfield graduates are attending and succeeding at colleges and universities around the world.
We integrate technology and computers into nearly every subject area, with a one-to-one computer program. 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.
Our students have the opportunity to participate in many activities, whether competing in OSSAA-level competition for sports, academic bowl or speech and debate, performing in a drama production, or performing with Riverfield's rock bands. Students are encouraged to find their passion and participate in activities, sports, and the arts.
We invite you to visit our 120-acre campus and discover what Riverfield has to offer. Go Ravens!