THIS IS RIVERSIDE
RIVERSIDE SCHOOL IS VIRGINIA’S MOST TRUSTED SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE.
An independent day school serving families in the Richmond area, Riverside has the mission of transforming the lives of students with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences while supporting a community of highly trained teachers and staff who specialize in educating these students to their highest potential.
With a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, Riverside’s teaching approach is dedicated to providing small classes, individualized curriculum that is appropriately and academically challenging, as well as one-on-one instruction and a nurturing environment to enhance the learning experiences of children with dyslexia.
Riverside’s teachers are exceptionally well-prepared to educate children with different learning needs. Highly committed, experienced and creative, Riverside’s faculty utilize the principles of the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Approach, a research validated approach to reading instruction. All Riverside teachers are specially and extensively trained in the O-G Approach. This approach serves as the foundation for the school’s programs and is fully integrated into classroom core subject instruction. Additionally, teachers have access to the latest research, best practices and technological resources.
Riverside’s hallmark one-on-one Language Fundamentals (LF) instruction uses the O-G Approach to build close one-on-one teacher student relationships to allow for continuous feedback and positive reinforcement, leading to a high success rate, increased self confidence and a bright future for children.
“We’re so glad that our daughter got her smile back at school. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to send her to Riverside. She’s right where she needs to be.”
— Christopher and Mandy, Riverside School parents