Mission & Philosophy
Educate the mind, nurture the spirit and foster the development of the whole child.
In achieving this mission Riverside Presbyterian Day School seeks to:
- Offer a balanced, challenging academic program which stimulates each child’s intellectual curiosity and the desire for lifelong learning;
- Affirm the teachings of the Christian faith, and nurture an awareness of God’s unconditional love for every child;
- Encourage the development of self-esteem and confidence by recognizing the unique potential and worth of each individual; and,
- Provide a school climate which promotes respect for the values of our democratic society and fosters concerned and responsible citizenship.
Riverside Presbyterian Day School provides students with a carefully planned academic program within a supportive environment where respect for the individual, community, and Christian values are promoted. Riverside recognizes that each child is an individual and gears teaching strategies to ensure that children will experience success at their level of learning. Students are challenged to rise to higher goals and achievement through the use of curriculum that addresses a variety of learning styles and exposes children to rich literature, problem solving opportunities, and cooperative learning experiences.
Different levels of academic ability, social development, and learning styles are respected and used to design and implement curriculum. A comprehensive curriculum guide built around a challenging academic program includes subject matter in the academic areas, the arts, physical education, STEAM, guidance, Bible instruction, and technology. The curriculum inspires children to become life-long learners and equips them with the skills and dispositions necessary to adapt to an ever-changing world.