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Many students come to Riverside having fallen behind in a traditional academic setting, but we understand that they have the potential to succeed. Riverside students come from public and private schools from throughout the greater Richmond area. All of our students are of average to above-average intelligence who have not been able to master language skills in a traditional school setting because of their unique learning needs. At Riverside, we build on our students’ strengths and prepare them to return to mainstream education ready to achieve their highest potential. Our students range in age from 5–14. All of our intermediate school students go on to attend a public or private high school to continue their education and most of our graduates go on to attend college.
“Riverside has shown me how to be creative and how to express myself. The teachers have taught me how to work hard and try my best while in the classroom. I feel very confident going to high school!” – Riverside Student
Parents and families are a special part of the Riverside community, at home and at school. Riverside parents commit to participating in our Parent Involvement Program in which they are asked to volunteer for ten hours per family during the school year. These volunteer opportunities range from helping in the classroom to providing transportation to a class field trip. Parents also volunteer in our school library and art class as well as help plan and supervise school celebrations and special events.
“My son struggled with reading and now that he has been at Riverside, he reads with total comprehension and enthusiasm. And most importantly, he’s gained the confidence that he needs for the rest of his life!” – Riverside Parent