Our heartfelt mission to educate the child, nurture the spirit and foster the development of the whole child directs our superior learning enviroment.
Riverside nurtures intellectual curiosity, stimulates personal growth and encourages critical thinking.
Our academic vision is developmentally sensitive and builds from Pre-Kindergarten 3 to sixth grade.
RPDS teachers are passionate about teaching and teach in their field of expertise. Our faculty members seek to inspire and challenge students to achieve their highest potential in a warm friendly and diverse family environment.
Riverside teachers develop a full understanding of how each student learns. Each year RPDS teachers spend on average 60 hours of professional development in their field.
Faculty and parents participate in a partnership that enhances and strengthens each child’s success. Together our goal is to provide students the opportunity to gain an outstanding education, discover new talents, make lifelong friendships, develop a love of learning and realize the power of their abilities through service and community.
Parents positively participate in the life of our school and we welcome our parents on campus.
RPDS is committed to providing a challenging academic curriculum, rooted in faith while remaining sensitive to the development of the whole child. Riverside students are accepted to the most academically challenging middle schools in Jacksonville.