Admission

Encouraging leadership, promoting academic excellence, facilitating service, stimulating lifelong learning since 1950.

Welcome to Riviera Schools!

As you begin your search for the right school for your child, we hope to give you some insight into what makes a Riviera education so special.

Riviera is more than an exceptional school; it is a second home. It is a place where students are nurtured and challenged from preschool through high school, in a familial and student-centered environment. Our low student/teacher ratio, highly qualified faculty, advanced curriculum, competitive athletic program, innovative STEM programs, and so much more, offer our students the opportunity to reach their full potential, while preparing them for success in college and beyond.

Being part of the Riviera family for over twenty years as a parent, grandparent, and Admissions Director, I have a unique perspective on our school’s commitment to each student. Our campus culture and diverse student body foster a supportive community in which students with different talents, skills, and interests can thrive.

Please take some time to explore our website. I encourage you to schedule a campus visit to personally experience a day at Riviera. Our admissions team looks forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Olga L. Mestre
Admissions Director

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We are Global

Our global community provides the ideal setting for students, families, and faculty of diverse backgrounds and experiences to engage in meaningful academic, personal, and social pursuits.

Argentina

Our children have attended Riviera Day and Prep School since 2012. The school does an amazing job at supporting them academically, with a strong curriculum and extra-curricular activities that challenge them in every aspect. We feel blessed to be part of the Riviera family, and to experience daily the sense of community and strong family values. Diego and Ana Laura dos Santos Lara, Parents
-38.416097, -63.616671

Australia

Riviera has helped me so much through the years. It has helped me because the teachers are so open that they make me excel.Charlotte Priebbenow, Student Grade 5
-25.274398, 133.77513

Belgium

Our son has had the privilege of being a part of this wonderful school since the 6th grade. He is now a junior, and I can't imagine him being as comfortable, confident, and happy anywhere else. The care and support he receives on a daily basis makes me feel at ease. I know he's surrounded by a positive, safe, and nurturing environment."Lynn De Witte, Parent
50.503887, 4.4699359

Bolivia

-16.290154, -63.588653

Brazil

We love the fact that our children learn and have fun at the same time. We love that Riviera has a multi-national, multi-cultural, diverse community; we believe that this is what the world is about! Every single morning, when kids arrive, the school's principal, directors, and teachers are greeting students and parents, making us feel at home. Cristiano Goncalves, Parent
-14.235004, -51.92528

Bulgaria

I enjoy helping my Riviera students to discover the beauty and the fundamental nature of mathematics, and encourage them to appreciate and love this subject. Mrs. Galia Ilonova, Teacher
42.733883, 25.485829

Canada

56.130366, -106.3467

Chile

-35.675147, -71.542968

China

The amicable teachers and staff take care of every student in this school, which makes me feel at home. Riviera provides diverse activities for you, and the athletic programs are outstanding! Classmates are extremely friendly and warm-hearted, and willing to help you solve your puzzles about your studies and daily life. I really enjoy studying at Riviera." Nan Zheng, Student Grade 11
35.86166, 104.19539

Colombia

4.570868, -74.29733

Croatia

45.1, 15.20000

Cuba

As parents of five children, at Riviera we see the quality of the education at all levels, where the children are encouraged to discover who they are through enrichment activities that allow students to explore various avenues for their future.Jose and Maridely Sena, Parents
21.521757, -77.781166

Denmark

56.26392, 9.501785

Dominican Republic

18.735693, -70.162650

Ecuador

Riviera has been my home since I was five years old. All the amazing teachers make learning so much fun. The years I've spent learning and growing here are some I will remember for the rest of my life. Daniela Romano, Student Grade 6
-1.831239, -78.183405

France

As an international student, Riviera has welcomed me, supported me, and most importantly, Riviera has given me all the tools to assimilate and integrate into my new life. My involvement in different extracurricular activities, and school life has definitely broadened my experiences. Xavier Pugh, Student Grade 12
46.227638, 2.21374900

Germany

51.165691, 10.451526

Ghana

As students of Riviera for 3 years, my sister Madison and I have always taken pleasure in knowing that our teachers and coaches are truly dedicated to helping us succeed. They, and the numerous facilities and programs made available to us, along with the kind individuals we have met, have made us feel wholeheartedly welcome in the Riviera community."Ashley Nifah, Student Grade 10
7.946527,-1.023193

Greece

39.074208, 21.824311

Guatemala

15.783471, -90.230758

Guyana

I like Riviera because I like learning new things and making new friends. Amisha Autar, Student Grade 4
4.860416, -58.93018

Haiti

18.971187, -72.285215

Honduras

15.199999, -86.24190

Hungary

47.162494, 19.503304

India

Our family has lived in many places including New Jersey and India, but we are very happy and proud to now call Florida our home. One big element of our happiness is being a part of the Riviera family. Ishaan and Avani have been with Riviera for 8 years, and the warmth and familiarity we have had the pleasure of experiencing here is very special. Thank you for giving us a chance to get to know you."
20.593684, 78.962880

Iran

32.427908, 53.688045

Ireland

We were so lucky to find the school when we moved from Ireland, with excellent teachers and staff, who care about the kids. The boys are so happy here. It's like an extended family.Laura Merry, Parent
53.1423672, -7.6920536

Israel

31.046051, 34.8516119

Italy

41.87194, 12.567379

Jamaica

Riviera is Kimo's perfect fit. If I were to design a school for my son, this would be it. From academics, to teachers, to friends, and music, Kimo has grown and made Riviera his own. Through diligence and hard work you may achieve success. Although the work is challenging, Kimo has improved and has loved every minute. Angela Chin-Hing, Parent
18.0178743,-76.80990409999998

Japan

36.204824, 138.252924

Jordan

30.585164, 36.238414

Lebanon

33.854721,35.862284

Mexico

I have learned many things. I am grateful for being in Riviera. The best school ever!"

"The best school in the entire world. All the teachers are really nice, and I feel safe here."Diego and Santiago Maussan, Students Grade 2 & 5

23.634501, -102.55278

New Zealand

-40.900557, 174.88597

Nicaragua

12.865416, -85.207228

Nigeria

9.081999, 8.6752770

Pakistan

I love Riviera and my friends here who make me laugh a lot!Zarah Khan Rizvi, Student Grade 3
30.375321, 69.345115

Panama

8.537981, -80.782127

Peru

-9.189967,-75.015152

Philippines

12.879721, 121.774016

Poland

51.919438, 19.145135

Portugal

39.399871,-8.224454

Puerto Rico

Riviera has been our daughters' second home since we moved from Puerto Rico to Miami. The school provides a great family environment where parents, teachers, students, and administrators come together to create a wonderful sense of community. We have met outstanding families through the school that now we are lucky to call friends!Rosemary Sanchez, Parent
18.220833, -66.590149

Romania

45.943161, 24.966760

Russia

I love my school and teachers. I cannot wait for the school year to start. Nicholas Lopez-Shakhov, Grade PK4
61.52401, 105.31875

Scotland

56.490671, -4.2026458

South Africa

-30.559482, 22.9375059

Spain

In today's fast changing environment, our teachers at Riviera Day School educate our children to think globally, and prepare them for tomorrow's challenges; never forgetting to put our children first by acting with a simple human touch.Peter Cerda, Parent
40.4168, 3.7038

South Korea

35.9078, 127.7669

Sweden

60.1281610, 18.643501

Switzerland

46.818188, 8.2275119

Trinidad & Tobago

10.691803, -61.222503

Turkey

38.963745,35.243322

United Kingdom

Choosing the right school is probably the number one concern when moving to a new country with small children. We decided on Riviera because of its real family-friendly atmosphere, where the welfare of the children comes first. With a Spanish mother, British father, and twins born in Dubai, we value diversity and we felt Riviera would offer this. We couldn't have made a better choice. Paul Moultrie, Parent
55.378051,-3.4359729

United States

Time and again, our family's trust in Riviera Schools has proven to be well placed. The dynamic faculty, administration, and student body at Riviera create an environment where each of our three children, with their diverse ages, personalities and interests, have been able to thrive both academically and socially. When kids are this happy and secure at school, they reach their full potential.Tracey and Victor Brown, Parents
37.09024, -95.71289

Venezuela

We love to be part of the Riviera family!"Mrs. Juliana Perez Miralles, Parent and Enrique and David Perez Miralles Grade 8 & 10
6.42375,-66.58973000000003

Vietnam

14.058324,108.277199