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The elementary experience at Riverside helps students embrace a love of learning and inspires confidence for our students to think critically, to listen intently, and to explore unceasingly.

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RPDS is proud to showcase our students’ musical and dramatic talents in grade level productions throughout the year.

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Our classroom curricula incorporate serving as a core value beginning with Pre-Kindergarten. Our students are provided with developmentally appropriate service opportunities throughout their Riverside journey. 

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RPDS Athletics provides a fun and welcoming environment for students to become comfortable with competitive team sports, refine their skills, and learn good sportsmanship.

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We invite you to visit our campus, meet our talented faculty and staff, and see firsthand the value of the Riverside experience.

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The Riverside Difference

Strong beginnings. Excellent outcomes.

At RPDS we intentionally celebrate childhood while remaining focused in providing academic excellence and preparing students for the next stages of their academic journey. The skills and habits fostered at RPDS are those that lead to ethically minded citizens who are engaged, accomplished, responsible, and compassionate. RPDS is a place where children are encouraged to think deeply and explore, as they develop into lifelong learners.


Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership is at the heart of the Riverside Way. From the moment students begin their journey in PreK 3 through 6th grade, RPDS students are provided with developmentally appropriate service opportunities and taught the importance of caring for and supporting others inside and outside of campus.

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Diversity at Riverside

Riverside is a school that fosters an inclusive culture of belonging that embraces the value and worth that each unique individual brings.

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Health & Wellness

Riverside focuses on not only the physical health of our students, but also the importance of social and emotional development in students overall health and growth.

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RPDS Athletics is a part of the North Florida Independent Schools Athletic Conference (NFISAC). The RPDS Rams currently participate in boys and girls basketball, flag football and volleyball.

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Performing Arts

RPDS proudly showcases our students’ musical and dramatic talents in grade level productions throughout the year.

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RPDS values community and embraces the shared experiences that are uniquely special to our students, faculty, parents and alumni.

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Academic Excellence

Rooted in our mission.

RPDS offers an outstanding academic program designed to meet the individual needs of each student. Our skilled faculty strive to provide students each day with meaningful, engaging lessons that challenge them to question, explore, analyze, and present their newly acquired knowledge.

Our Program

Unique opportunities at Riverside.

Since 1948, Riverside Presbyterian Day School has remained steadfast in its commitment to provide children and families in Jacksonville with a challenging academic curriculum, while remaining sensitive to the whole child. As the oldest independent school in the area, RPDS understands the importance of instilling foundational education principals while also integrating innovative teaching practices and learning opportunities for the students we serve from PreK 3 through 6th Grade.


The Early Learning Experience

PreK 3 & PreK 4

Our PreK 3 and PreK 4 programs are intentionally designed to make your child’s introduction into the school environment seamless and focused on making learning joyful, playful, and memorable.

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The Elementary Experience 

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

The Elementary Experience at Riverside is focused on providing opportunities for our students to grow academically, physically, socially and emotionally. Riverside offers a comprehensive curriculum that takes advantage of the critical foundational years of learning to help develop the whole child.

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The 6th Grade Experience

6th Grade

The 6th grade experience at Riverside is focused on preparing students for their secondary schools, instilling them with self-confidence, strong leadership skills, and a comprehensive academic foundation that will help them find continued success in their academic journey. 

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Easily Accessible Campus

Attended from 33+

The Riverside community is comprised of families from over 39 zip codes throughout Jacksonville and south Georgia. The close proximity of our campus to both I-95 and I-10, allow families near and far to access our school with ease.

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Close to Work

Proximity to

RPDS is conveniently located near major corporations and prominent Jacksonville businesses. Our proximity to downtown and a myriad of offices, allows working parents more opportunities to be engaged with their child on campus, whether it’s popping in for Donuts with Dad, a Thursday morning chapel service, or school play.

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Nearby Educational Experiences

Learning opportunities

RPDS is nestled in a cultural hotspot, providing our students with a variety of unique learning opportunities and experiences in the arts, sports, education, and more.  Whether taking a trip to the Cummer Museum or walking down to the St.Johns River to conduct water quality testing, Riverside’s location contributes to the rich and memorable learning experiences, hallmark of a Riverside education.

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Jaguars Stadium

3.1 Miles Away

1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202

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