We best serve students of average or above intellectual ability who have language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. We accept students without regard to race, creed, religion, color, or national origin. Riverside School is not designed to meet the needs of students with emotional disabilities or cognitive abilities below the average range.

The application process begins by filling out an inquiry form at the link below. Riverside's Director of Admissions will reach out to you directly to discuss your child and schedule a visit to the school to learn more about us and how our Approach meets your child’s individual learning profile. If it is felt that your child would benefit from the Riverside experience, you will receive the full application to fill out online and be able to submit all supporting documentation to Riverside School.

Prospective students will be invited to spend an academic day at Riverside School. They will be observed by classroom teachers and meet with our staff for further screening and assessment.

Following these visits, our Admissions Committee will meet to determine if we are truly the most appropriate setting to ensure the success of your child. You will be notified of the Committee’s decision, and if Riverside is not appropriate for your child, we will give you recommendations for more appropriate settings. Should a classroom spot be available, a placement may be offered immediately or deferred an academic year for the next available class.

Our Application Fee is $100, and a reservation deposit of $1,000 is due two weeks after notification of acceptance. This deposit will be applied directly towards your child’s tuition fees.