Encouraging leadership, promoting academic excellence, facilitating service, stimulating lifelong learning since 1950.
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 Director of Admission, 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!
Olga L. Mestre
Director of Admissions
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
I love the environment at school! It's very nurturing, organized, and friendly."
- Silvana Orengo, Grade 10
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
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
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
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
I like Riviera because I like learning new things and making new friends. Amisha Autar, Student Grade 4
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."
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
Dr. Chaim Ginott, an Israeli early education pioneer wrote in one of his books: "Children are like wet cement: whatever falls on them makes an impression." Riviera Prep "fell" on us, and it changed our lives for the better in so many ways. This school definitely makes an impression on the students and gives them ample space to create and mold their own paths. Amazing place to "fall into!"
Daniela Maravankin-Freund, Parent
- Gabriel Freund-Maravankin, Grade 8
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
"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, Grade 5 & 8
Riviera has definitely mentally challenged me, but in the best way possible."
- Anna Grigson, Grade 12
I love Riviera and my friends here who make me laugh a lot!Zarah Khan Rizvi, Student Grade 3
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
I love my school and teachers. I cannot wait for the school year to start. Nicholas Lopez-Shakhov, Grade PK4
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
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
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
We love to be part of the Riviera family!"Mrs. Juliana Perez Miralles, Parent and Enrique and David Perez Miralles Grade 8 & 10