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Welcome to Riverdale High School


At Riverdale High School we seek to educate students across a broad range of topics, concepts and ideas. We facilitate our students through the process of identifying their passions. Riverdale graduates leave with evidence of what excites them, and what makes them want to work hard. They know what they love.


Our honors program, electives and enrichment opportunities offer them growth and provide them with understanding of where they, as individuals, excel. Our commitment to civics-rich curricula and our requirement that all students complete 90 hours of service during their high school years, gives us the confidence they leave high school facing the rest of their future knowing what needs to be done in the world and how they might contribute.


We offer a challenging academic program with a difference. At Riverdale High School intellectual inquiry is active, learning is interactive, the disciplines are interrelated, while analysis and creativity thrive simultaneously. We make instructional and social decisions through the lens of the Coalition of Essential Schools' ten principles.


Riverdale High School is a small public high school serving students from within and outside of our small school district boundaries. Riverdale High School opened its doors in 1996 and moved into our current building in 2002. Riverdale High School has grown to a student body in the mid-200’s, with a capacity of 300 students.


We provide a unique educational option for teenagers. In these days of national concerns over the way our young people are being prepared for their adult lives, it is a privilege to be able to provide with integrity something we believe in. We offer small classes, a challenging college preparatory curriculum and personal attention delivered by a talented, enthusiastic faculty.


By providing an atmosphere of intellectual, artistic and physical challenge within the warmth of a nurturing community, we develop in our students the confidence and the skills required for meeting the complexities of the future.


The best way to learn about our school is to visit us. You are welcome to request a shadow day, attend an open house, or request information about who we are and what we do by contacting Hilary Chandler our Enrollment Coordinator.


Thank you for your interest in our high school. We look forward to meeting you and assist you in learning more about our community and how you can become part of it. Please feel free to call with any questions you have.




Paula Robinson



  • Riverdale School District
  • 11733 SW Breyman Ave.
  • Portland, Oregon 97219
  • Phone: 503-262-4840
  • Fax: 503-262-4841
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