Students of RiverDale Junior College (Grades 11 and 12 ISC) are put through a strong program that seeks to help them achieve increasingly higher levels of academic excellence.


Students of RiverDale Junior College (Grades 11 and 12 ISC) are put through a strong program that seeks to help them achieve increasingly higher levels of academic excellence. All students are assisted to become aware of the importance of their performance in the Board examinations as the defining basis for a productive and successful career in the future. The Junior College study portions are quite challenging but the students are supported and assisted to cope with them suitably, often supplemented with extra specialized classes and self-study sessions throughout the day.

Students of Junior College can choose from three major educational streams: Science, Commerce and Humanities or Arts (introduced from academic year 2017-18). Students of Junior College are required to select their choice of stream and subjects which have to be registered with the Council early in the term in 11th grade.

Well qualified and experienced teachers having the required specialized expertise have been designated to work with these older students of the school along the streams and subjects of their choice. Designated staff make sure to counsel the students of Junior College on aspects of physical, mental, intellectual and emotional changes that they go through so that they become more aware of these changes and are able to comfortably deal with the attending new experiences.

In working with the school's older students, our approach at RiverDale is to help them look ahead and prepare themselves for life after school, where every decision that they make will be crucial to their success and well-being.


1 RiverDale follows an excellent tradition of excellence in academics, supported by an array of approaches that help students in their conceptual learning and cognitive learning.

2 Students are helped to assume ownership for their own learning at RiverDale.

3 Training in sports and games is serious business at RiverDale! A team of trained coaches train students to become more proficient in their choice of sports and games.

4 A wide variety of extra-curricular activities ensure that students develop key skills that will place them on the cutting edge of success and excellence.

5 Training of students in morals and values receives constant attention at RiverDale, a process that is integrated into all avenues of learning.

6 The low teacher-student ratio ensures that all student receive one-to-one attention. No student is ever lost in the crowd at RiverDale. Students are cared for and supervised round the clock by a body of qualified, experienced and dedicated staff.

7 Assigned mentors provide additional emotional and other support to students coming to a boarding school for the first time.

8 Every possible facility, be it in the realm of academics, sports, extra-curricular activities and others, is put at the disposal of students at RiverDale.

9 The school’s location, and the fact that it is a pure boarding school (no day-scholars are admitted) offers students a safe, controlled and distraction-free environment conducive to better learning.

10 The school recognizes every child’s need to be heard and thus adopts an open-door policy where every student is free to approach anybody at school to address their issues.

11 Reasoning with students is a culture at RiverDale where instead of adopting a ‘take it or leave it’ approach, students are helped to understand the reason behind every rule or norm at the school.

12 Students are constantly trained, helped and supported to develop good habits and pro-social traits.