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Latest Posts

  • When Things go According to Plan – One Family’s Admissions Journey

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    RIISE has been absolutely inspired by the mutual admiration and acceptance among some of our families of color and independent schools this admissions season. It’s a long competitive road, but when things go according to plan we just have to talk about it! We thank one of our member families for sharing their admissions journey with us. We […]

  • RIISE HOS Series with Dominic Randolph @ Riverdale Country School

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    We are happy to be back again with our podcast series sharing the vision of our independent school leaders. Today’s HOS Series features Dominic Randolph who leads, with the support of trustees, faculty, admin, students, and parents at Riverdale Country School, pre-K through grade 12 in the Bronx. Enjoy!   *download for original sound quality

  • Make Every Month Our Month!

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    Posted by, Elizabeth Perez Azerad, MD RIISE Multicultural Advisor Contributions by permission of Jessica R. Azerad, Horace Mann School ‘13, Claremont McKenna College ‘17   Black History Month is coming to a close. Depending on the calendar that you consult we will begin to celebrate Women’s History Month and/ or Nutrition Month.  Latino Heritage Month is a […]




    RIISE Parent Power Conference Saturday, April 25, 10 am – 2 pm – mark your calendars! The Abyssinian Baptist Church – Harlem, NY     We love spring! And, we honor this long awaited season plus the beginning of the new admissions cycle with our annual spring diversity recruitment & workshop conference. If you are… […]

  • Invitation: 2/26-Black History @ Horace Mann + 2/28-Girls Like Us! @ Chapin

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    Navigating Dr. King’s Dream in 2015, Keys to Success Horace Mann School – Recital Hall in The Fisher Hall Building 231 West 246th St. Bronx, NY Thursday, February 26, 6:30 p.m., Recital Hall  Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Black Parents Union (BPU) and the Office of Diversity invite parents from all divisions to join us for an […]