RIS, recently ranked as the best residential school in Pune, best residential school in Maharashtra, and among the top five best residential schools in India.


RiverDale is recognized as the best elementary school in Maharashtra and a leading primary education school in India known for bringing the spirit of holistic education in every aspect of life, and for its high-quality learning by a thoughtful exploration of multiple perspectives of education. The Elementary School (grades 2 to 6) is a period during which appropriate teaching and learning methodologies seek to foster a love for learning in the school's younger students. These methodologies focus on helping students assume ownership and responsibility for their own learning. The approach to education in Elementary School at Riverdale is participative and enquiry-based, and that involves a great deal of activity-based learning that focuses on helping children assimilate key concepts. Children are encouraged to interact freely with their teachers and among themselves.

The primary goal of the school’s primary education section is to deliver excellence in academics, an array of essential skills, and value education. Excellence in academics being a priority, a wide range of teaching and learning resources are made available to students in order to develop their interest and conceptual clarity in various subjects. After class tutorial and remedial sessions are offered systematically to students who need extra help in order to improve their academic performance constantly. 

Being at such an impressionable age, the school makes sure to expose its Elementary School students to a strong program of moral and value education. In addition to all this, these students are encouraged to actively participate in physical and sports activities, engage in music and art classes, make liberal use of the library, and participate in extra-curricular activities.

In short, the school's younger students enjoy a plethora of programs and activities aimed to make them aware of different cultures, religious practices, and traditions that help them work productively with one another and gain a greater appreciation of the unity in diversity inherent in human beings. It is for these efforts that RiverDale remains among the foremost elementary residential schools 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.