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Mr. Farhang Azar

Very few people live to realise their dreams. I can proudly say that my dream is up and running with RiverDale in its fourteenth year!


Very few people live to realise their dreams. I can proudly say that my dream is up and running with RiverDale in its fourteenth year! My vision and dream of over a decade ago have been realised through the tireless efforts of my capable team and students. Today RiverDale International Residential School stands tall in the tradition of boarding schools the world over. It caters to every need of the modern parent who seeks an all-round development for his or her child in a boarding school environment. Be it in academics, sports, extra or co-curricular activities, RiverDale has it all and provides the best educational stimuli to its students. Focus, however, remains strongly on ensuring excellent academic performance and helping children attain increasingly higher levels of moral behaviour.

A boarding school has always been the best option for creating the all-round personality of a child as students learn to think and act independently and take responsibility for their actions.

Besides, life at RiverDale ensures proper development of the inter-personal and intra-personal skills of students, skills that will serve them in good stead later in their lives.

A healthy mind in a healthy body, and a heart filled with high moral values is what I see in my students at RiverDale.

RiverDale is in tune with many best-practices from among leading boarding schools worldwide. One of these is the school’s mentoring programme as students receive constant guidance from their assigned mentors. Many parents have really appreciated this programme and have reverted with the best possible feedback about it.

With a dedicated Principal and his team of administrators and faculty in place, I am happy to see that RiverDale, while ensuring the best for every student, has emerged as one of the top five best residential schools in India for the past few years. I am sure that the school will continue be a major driving force for nurturing the treasures of society entrusted to our care by their parents!


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.