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4th Grade Performs Lessons & Carols

This morning our 4th Grade class presented the annual tradition of ‘Lessons & Carols’ in chapel. Thank you 4th Grade for the beautiful performance! 

3rd Grade Christmas Musical

RPDS's 3rd Grade class presented a Christmas musical entitled Christmas Showstoppers December 7th and 8th. The musical featured eight upbeat songs with square dancing, a fiddler, caller, elves, and Santa Claus.

Congratulations, Spelling Bee Winners!

This week RPDS hosted our annual 5th and 6th Grade Spelling Bee. Congratulations to our champion, Lila Jimerson and runner up, Kate Skinner for their excellent work in the competition. Thank you to all our students who participated in the Spelling Bee!

RPDS Girls Basketball Thrive in NFISAC Championship!

It was an all RPDS championship game tonight! Tonight RPDS Team 3 won the North Florida Independent Schools Athletic Conference championship! It was a competitive game with both teams displaying tremendous sportsmanship and determination. Way to go Rams!

RPDS Boys Basketball Win NFISAC Championship!

Tonight RPDS Team 1 won the North Florida Independent Schools Athletic Conference championship! We are proud of the teamwork and determination these players displayed this season. Way to go Rams!

Happy First Day of School, RPDS!

Today we welcomed our RAMS back to campus! It was a great day as we welcomed over 370 students to RPDS to kick off the 2022-2023 school year.

A Sweet Start with Sundae Monday!

Sundae Monday is the sweetest Monday of the whole year! We enjoyed welcoming families back to campus for this cherished RPDS tradition, marking the start to a new school year. 

RPDS Welcomes Early Learners at Play & Preview

This week RPDS hosted a fun summer gathering for our incoming PreK 3, PreK 4 and Kindergarten students and their parents. During Play & Preview, our newest students had the opportunity to meet and play with their soon to be classmates on the playground, preview their classrooms, and enjoy a sample music lesson. 

RPDS Celebrates Read Across America Day

Happy Read Across America Day! This day celebrates the fun of reading, inspired by the books of Dr. Seuss. This morning, our community Read Across Riverside, by starting the day with 10 minutes of silent reading. Then throughout the day, classes enjoyed fun books read to them by our RPDS staff. Ask your student about their guest reader, and take a few moments to read something fun, yourself today. Happy Reading!

PreK 4 Learns About the Letter S and Service Animals

This week PreK 4 studied the letter 'S'! Yesterday students had the opportunity to meet their classmate Harper's service dog, Kirby, as part of their 'S' week studies. Harper's mom took time to read a special story that taught students how service dogs help people and the unique ways they work with their owner.

RPDS LEGO League Teams Enjoy Competing

This year Riverside Presbyterian Day School had three LEGO League Explore teams composed of 1st through 3rd Grade students. The three teams included the RPDS Robot Builders, RPDS Golden Builders, and RPDS Legends! These teams have been meeting since August working hard on the Cargo Connect season. 

RPDS Honors Legacy

It was a special morning at RPDS as the Alumni Council hosted a Legacy Chapel for all alumni, and their parents, who have children currently attending RPDS. We welcomed and celebrated over 50 alumni and grandparents this morning in Chapel. Thank you to Ashley and Keith Daw for delivering a wonderful message, encompassing the love we have for our school. We look forward to more moments of connection with our RPDS alumni in the coming months. To learn more about RPDS alumni and get connected, visit