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Preparatory (Grades 6 - 12)

In the fall of 2011, we opened our newly constructed state-of-the-art facility for the Preparatory School students on more than ten acres, conveniently located within four miles of the Day School campus. Our students have the opportunity to grow and excel in this contemporary setting, which has been specifically designed to provide them with an unparalleled college preparatory experience while maintaining the personal attention for which Riviera is well known. Students in the Preparatory School, which houses grades six through twelve, benefit from a comprehensive educational program tailored to their specific needs. We focus on challenging and stimulating each student in a strong academic setting while encouraging them to forge ahead in areas of strength and helping them to overcome areas of weakness.

Students receive instruction in fully departmentalized classes, which allows maximum specialization as well as placement in regular or advanced levels. The Preparatory School curriculum is well-rounded and permits students to grow both intellectually and personally. In addition, the incorporation of state-of-the-art media in every aspect of the curriculum and in every classroom enhances the learning experience. Individual student tablets, interactive whiteboards, and a variety of other instructional technologies offer teachers powerful instructional resources and tools to deliver the curriculum and engage students.  Online texts and resources encourage students to become actively involved in the learning process.

The Preparatory School’s core curriculum is comprised of challenging and stimulating courses in literature, world languages, fine arts, performing arts, social science, the humanities, mathematics, and science. These core courses have been carefully planned and designed to appropriately engage and challenge our Preparatory School students at each level and to equip them for college success. The core curriculum is supplemented by a multitude of electives, special subject areas, and advanced course offerings for qualified students, including Honors classes and Advanced Placement classes.  Additionally, the Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Computer Science teachers implement guidelines established by Project Lead the Way, a national non-profit organization based on creating interactive projects in the sciences and technology.