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Riverside Presbyterian Day School
830 Oak Street    
Jacksonville, Florida  32204  
Private/Independent School
pre-k 6 478 students


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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

Provide a school climate which promotes respect for the values of our democratic society and fosters concerned and responsible citizenship.

Our Philosophy
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 situations, and cooperative learning strategies.

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 necessary to adapt to an ever-changing world.

At its heart, Riverside Presbyterian Day School is a community rooted in faith and committed to providing a challenging academic curriculum
while it remains sensitive to the development of the whole child.

PreK 3 - 6th Grade

Established in 1948, RPDS is an outreach ministry of Riverside Presbyterian Church representing a diverse faith community
Weekly Chapel services attended by entire school community every Thursday at 8:20 a.m., Serving Jacksonville children and families for three generations

School Community
470+ students enrolled in PreK 3 through 6th Grade
Student body represents 37 different zip codes within six counties in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia
Parent volunteer involvement throughout campus life

Faculty & Staff
Faculty members: 58
Percent with Bachelor's Degrees: 100%
Percent with Advanced Degrees: 29%
Average teaching tenure at RPDS: 8 years
Average total teaching experience: 11.5 years

Class Size and Sections
Average class size: 16 - 20
Faculty-student ratio: 9:1
PreK 3: 2 sections
PreK 4: 3 sections
Kindergarten through 3rd Grade: 4 sections per grade
4th - 6th Grades: 3 sections per grade

Campus and Facilities
Academic buildings: 4
Playgrounds: 4
Science Labs: 2
Spanish Language Classrooms: 2

Accreditations and Memberships
FCIS <Florida Council of Independent Schools>
SACS <Southern Association of Colleges and Schools>
NAIS <National Association of Independent Schools>
FKC <Florida Kindergarten Council>
ISM <Independent School Management>
Diversity Mission Statement