RIS is a leading residential middle school in Maharashtra and among the best residential middle schools in India providing an inspiring, exciting, and challenging environment for students Middle School. The school’s Middle School section comprises of grades 7 and 8. These are crucial years for students as they make the necessary transition from a teaching/learning environment suited to Elementary School to a more structured and demanding curricular programme of High School.


The work of teachers at this level is dedicated to providing an early introduction to the ICSE curriculum to students of Middle School and building a solid foundation for their further learning. Helping students develop the particular learning capabilities required for them to excel in High School begins at this stage.

Students at this stage are also trained in the pattern of assessments and writing their answers according to the demands of the Board examinations, which they will be facing in a few years’ time. The academic curriculum of RiverDale School as the best residential middle school in Maharashtra is designed to provide a seamless opportunity for all students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for successful entry into the next stage of higher grades.

The workload of students in Middle School does allow them the time and scope to also engage in activity and project-based learning which helps them further clarify a number of key curricular concepts.


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.