Riverdale School District
11733 SW Breyman Avenue
Portland OR 97219
Founded in 1888 Riverdale School District serves over 600 families and is located seven miles south of downtown Portland adjacent to the city of Lake Oswego. Riverdale Grade School’s approximately 350 students are organized in Primary (Pre-K-4) Intermediate (5-6) and Upper Grades (7-8) to allow for broad curriculum flexibility. Riverdale High School has approximately 250 students in grades 9-12.
Guided by the principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools Riverdale students experience a collaborative small-school learning environment imbued with a climate of trust decency and high expectations. Small classes at both schools allow students to receive personal attention from a talented enthusiastic faculty.
Riverdale schools compete very successfully against the Portland-area private schools based on their strong academic programs personalized approach and wide range of activities. In addition to the district’s residents a limited number of students from the surrounding communities may attend through transfer or tuition options.
Special emphasis is placed on encouraging curiosity critical thinking and civic virtue. Each grade level marries core academic disciplines with art music and experiential learning. Students are required to demonstrate their deep understanding of fundamental subject matter through classroom work and exhibitions. Close to 100 percent of Riverdale graduates attend four-year colleges earning admittance to and excelling at the colleges and universities of their choice.