Like other best residential schools in India, participation in games and sports is mandatory for all students at RiverDale and they are encouraged to choose from a wide variety of disciplines which include: Swimming, Cricket, Football, Lawn-Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball and Throwball, 9-Ball Pool, Table-Tennis and Horse Riding. Sports education at RiverDale fulfils a vital role in the school’s curriculum and teaches important values such as discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, sacrifice, accountability, perseverance, teamwork and excellence.

The school boasts of separate grounds and modern facilities for each of these games and sporting disciplines on its vast campus. Each of these sporting disciplines is served by specialized coaches who oversee the daily training of students.

Students at RiverDale regularly participate in inter-house competitions and inter-school events that help them acquire greater proficiency in sports. Sportsmanship is something that every RiverDale athlete is trained to develop, internalize and practice.

The school organizes its Annual Sports Day on a large scale which affords the students the opportunity to showcase their sporting talents and skills before their parents, visitors and the rest of the school. House points are awarded to the participants of the four houses which are then declared and awarded on Sports Day each year.

The school’s sports facilities rival top residential schools in India, and include:

  • Large playgrounds with a covered stadium

  • Two Lawn tennis Courts

  • Two Basket-Ball Courts

  • Separate Olympic standard Swimming Pool for boys and girls

  • Two Badminton Courts

  • One Volley Ball Court

  • One Cricket Ground with separate covered and uncovered net-practice areas

  • Two Football grounds for senior (International standard) and junior teams

  • Table Tennis and Pool Table practice areas in each dorm

  • Gymnasium and Fitness Centre

  • One Multi-Purpose Hard-Court with lights