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.


Riverdale has established itself as one of the best junior colleges in India and has been ranked the best junior college in Pune and Maharashtra. Students of the RiverDale junior college, comprising of 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 in becoming 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 study portions are quite challenging. However, the students are supported and assisted in coping with them suitably, often supplemented with extra specialized classes and self-study sessions throughout the day.

RIS delivers high-quality preparation of students in their varied subjects with the help of well qualified and experienced teachers who possess the required specialized expertise.

Students of Junior College can choose from two major educational streams: Science and Commerce. These students are required to select their choice of stream and subjects to be registered with the Council early in the term in 11th grade.

In working with the school's older students, our unique approach at RiverDale has been to help them look ahead and prepare for university and this has made RIS one of the best junior colleges in India.


1 RiverDale has been ranked among the top 5 best boarding schools in India for the past few years. It follows an excellent tradition of excellence in academics, supported by an array of approaches that help students in their conceptual 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 personal support to students coming to a boarding school for the first time.

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

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

10 The school’s Board of Governors and management recognize every child’s need to be heard and thus adopt an open-door policy where every student is free to approach anybody at the 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 instruction, rule or norm at the school.

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