Tag Archives: Riverdale Country School

What Our Students {Jalen. Gibby. Michael. Dakota. Emilio. & Crew} Did This Summer


Jalen Reflections of Complexions Student Submission Form – Deadline 12/15 Hi Ms. Collins,   It’s Jalen Daniels from Columbia Prep. I hope you are having a fantastic summer!! I am excited to announce that I am creating a book with my fellow friend,  Ifeoma “Ify” White-Thorpe from Morris Hills High School. For our book, we are requesting that students of […]

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Confessions of Being Full On


“I’s feelin’ real down. I’s feelin’ mighty bad.”  This is one of many memorable quotes from Sophia in the movie, The Color Purple. Tough to admit, but this particular quote represented how I’d been feeling the past couple of weeks. At the beginning of the school year, RIISE advisors cautioned us about the importance of […]

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Enrights on the Hill


RIISE loves this dynamic sister brother duo, Naomi & Nicky Enright! Both are independent school faculty members at two of our Hilltop schools. Nicky is an art teacher at Riverdale Country, and Naomi is a diversity associate at Horace Mann. We recently caught up with them both at the Hilltop Middle School Diversity Conference and asked […]

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Riverdale hosts Student Conference / Horace Mann hosts Parent Seminar

Learn about two events hosted by two of our member schools, Riverdale County School & Horace Mann! Friday, 1/23 Hill School’s Middle School Diversity Conference – hosted at Riverdale Country School *please encourage your RCS, HM, or ECF middle schooler to attend by notifing their school leaders Here’s what faciliatators have to say about it… History “The […]

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The Power of Parent Involvement & 4 Ways Affinity Groups Do It!


  Erica King Toler, PhD, leads one of our popular workshops called  Decoding the Code:  Helping Families to Thrive in an Independent School Environment. As she equips our parents with tools to decode the independent school culture, she also highlights the value of parent participation. With that in mind, let’s talk about parent involvement and the ways it can look at […]

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Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations Aboard Unity Flight 2014

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cYrvpTaH40YMmwAkcGWaUqid-knHnVYIWEFLgh1eUHE/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_linkMonday, November 10 at 7pm. Jeslo Harris Theater, Riverdale Country School. (5250 Fieldston Rd. Bronx, NY 10471) Each generation, each culture, each community, each family, has something to say about race –whether they speak of it or not. These influences […]

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RIISE Summer Series: What Did You Do Over The Break?, with KC Cohen, LCSW, M.Ed., RCS

KC Cohen, LCSW, M.Ed., MS/US Counselor

  A recent NYTime Op-Ed regarding character development reminded us of the research & strong focus on the benefits of  developing character in young people that Riverdale Country School is heavily involved in. KC Cohen, RCS’ MS & US Counselor, participated in this tremendous work over the summer break. Read on as KC shares more!  This summer, […]

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Guest Blog – Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, Telling a Racially Stressful Story: Calculate, Locate, & Communicate


It was MJ Quigley, Assistant Head of School at The Chapin School who first turned us onto the scholar and wisdom of Dr. Howard C. Stevenson. MJ was totally invested in what he shared with faculty & administration at a NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) Diversity Conference.  We finally had a chance […]

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6/7 RIISE Parent Power Conference 2014: Reasons to Choose an Independent School for School Choice!

This is how WE do it! We are families of color who place a premium on quality education & private, independent schools who recognize diversity delivers innovation and global citizenship. On Saturday, June 7, at Convent Avenue Baptist Church, we are delighted to once again bring together highly engaged parents & private, independent schools, to network around school […]

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Parents: Encourage Boys of Color Grades 6-12 to Attend! 4/5


  2014 Young Men of Color Symposium “Capturing Our Passion; Strengthening Our Voice”   Saturday, April 5,  10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Riverdale Country School 5250 Fieldston Road Bronx, NY This symposium is a leadership conference for young men of color in independent schools in grades 6-12 in the NYC area. The day will feature […]

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