About Us

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Riverside School provides a unique learning environment for students in grade K-8 with language-based learning difference such as dyslexia.

Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1974 by Patricia W. DeOrio
  • Serving students with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences in grade K-8
  • Provides small class sizes, one-on-one reading instruction, and a nurturing environment.
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 for Language Fundamentals, 11:1 for Classroom
  • Only school in Virginia that is accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
  • Only school in Virginia to offer one-on-one reading instruction to all students
  • Capacity for 75 students
  • Provides a nurturing environment that offers a campus including a library, gymnasium, academic classrooms, a language fundamentals department, and administrative offices
  • Riverside is accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educator as both an educational facility and a teacher training program, as well as the International Dyslexia Association, and the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Facilities.