Located an hour away from Pune city, the school has devised an efficient system for providing prompt medical attention and care to students when required. A well-equipped infirmary with beds for six students is served by an experienced full-time in-house nurse. Ample space for individual and group isolation is also available at the behest of the Nurse.
Students are checked twice a year for their height and weight, their immunization vaccines, and the subsequent boosters. Visiting doctors are periodically invited to address teens on their biological changes and also stress on health and hygiene.
Cases that require more attention are attended to by medical physicians from nearby localities. On rare occasions, when children develop more serious conditions, they are promptly referred to leading hospitals in Pune, such as Jehangir, Ruby Hall, and Sancheti, depending on the nature of the problem.
The school's ambulance always remains on standby and ready to respond promptly to any emergency.
12 REASONS TO COME TO RIVERDALE
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.