My son has attended RBS from K5 thru 2nd grade. We don't have experience with the current middle or high school, but RBS has an excellent Elementary program with a dedicated and friendly Elementary principal. All of our son's teachers have been qualified and professional. Teacher communication has
... Read more been wonderful with email and use of Edline. Our son has grown both intellectually and spiritually. For Elementary, I would highly recommend RBS for your child. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/05/12
it seem like it only tends to the athlete not any actitvites really good most of the money that does come in seem not to go to the eduction side of things but to the afletices instead they need lots of stuuf fot the acedicmis but it not there
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Posted by a other on 12/10/11
He doesn t have to apologize to begin with. The point I am trying to make is that God will always do the right thing, and as Christians, we should ask ourselves in any situation How would God handle this? If a Christian can t humble his or herself to offer an apology and something that is
... Read more small as such, then how can we be lead by the Holy Spirit and do the works of God? It can t happen, which might explain the high turn over at RBS. What s at the top flows to the bottom and the rest of the school. This is why Mrs. Bingham could not apologize for misplacing my daughter s work and later finding it. The same is true with Mrs. Campbell- she did not return to the meeting, offered no apology nor explaination. Perfect example of what s at the top will certainly flow to the bottom. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/10/11
Sorry But Riverdale is no more what it used to be. I am trying now to locate a good school to enroll my son who is currently attending Riverdale in 5th Grade. I actually wrote to the principal expressing my dissappointment over studies students recieve. My son had been in Riverdale since 2nd grade and
... Read more it seems every year the quality of education is deteroriating more and more and this year 2010-2011 has been the worst so far with High rate of turnover for teachers and very unskilled teachers etc... Not worth the money anymore. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/19/11
My daughter attended Riverdale for four years (9-12). One of the best private school educations available for a reasonable cost. She loves her school and her teachers. I am very satisfied as a parent.
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Posted by a parent on 03/30/10
My daughter was at Riverdale Baptist for elementary, middle school, and one year of high school. Although middle school had it's problems, mainly it was very disorganized, the high school experience was horrific. We left there running and will never look back. The grading practices and poor followup
... Read more from teachers and the high school principle made our lives a living hell. The quality of the teachers is very poor and they spend too much time on discipline in the classroom. If a parent wants to visit the classroom a two-week notice must be provided and it must be approved by the principal. I realize this is because they have much to hide. There are teachers who do not understand how to protect confidential information and share personal information about families with other parents - highly inappropriate. The high school principal has poor social, communication, and management skills - trickles to teachers. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/12/09
I appreciate the Christian environment at RBS. The teachers & students who I have met over the past four years have been great. I am going into my 5th year at Riverdale. I have one child in Public School and two at Riverdale and I honestly see the difference in both academics and athletics. Keep in
... Read more mind that parents have to work with their children at home no matter what school they attend. However, I am confident that my younger children are receiving a better academic start at RBS than my older child has received in Public School. I have some concerns about the available options/curriculum at the high school level, so I need to do some comparisons in that area. I am confident the Elementary and Middle School programs have well prepared my younger two. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/28/09
My daughter started at RBS at age 3. She came to school being able to read and since that time RBS has fostered her love of learning. She is currently in the 5th grade. We left RBS for 3rd grade at another christian school and returned for 4th grade. This year we left again to experience one day of
... Read more the TAG program in the PGCPS. Needless to say we have returned HOME to RBS. THE GRASS IS NOT ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE. We won't leave again because the challenge of the curriculum and the Christian environment are what we have grown accustomed to. The teachers we have had are truly CALLED to teach. My daughter is happy which makes my husband and me happy. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/27/09
I was a student at RBS for about 10 years, K4-8th grade. Elementary school was great, however, when I got into Middle School, even though I was a straight A student, Riverdale failed to successfully prepare me for High School. My whole middle school experience was horrible. As other students have said,
... Read more if you're not a jock you're nothing. Teachers really don't seem to care and I wonder if some of them really are functioning christians. I FINALLY got out of Riverdale, after MUCH begging, after 8th grade and attended Eleanor Roosevelt. When I got to Roosevelt I felt that other students who attended public schools for MS were more prepared than I was for HS. I ended up graduating at the top of my class from Roosevelt, no thanks to RBMS, and my parents and I agree that taking me out was the best decision they could have ever made. Read less
Posted by a student on 07/08/09
I am a student a RBS. I have been going there for 8 years. I am leaving next school year. Most students do not act in a christianly manner. The education is shaky Elementary is shaky mostly hte teachers, MS is worse, and HS is BAD.I have seen a decrease in the quality of the teachers and the school.
... Read more I am happy to be leaving. And I feel the parents are wasting their money. And money is all the school cares about more than the students! Read less
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