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Spotlight on rising senior, Jamal Woods

When he is not studying, or practicing for three seasons of sports, Jamal enjoys writing the occasional poem – he has written thirty, so far.  A recent spring break trip put a halt to all of that as he and his Riverdale Jazz Ensemble, lead by Jason Curry, toured London! The tour stops included a few schools and an […]

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#BMAWeek Day #3 – Curry & Pearson & Andre at Riverdale

RIISE jumped at the chance to celebrate Black Male Achievement Week by asking all of our member schools to nominate black males succeeding beyond the apparent achievement gaps. They understood the importance of self-reflection and self-identification in the success of prospective and current black males in independent schools. We asked our schools to consider academics, […]

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Jazz – True American Art Form Takes Shape @ Riverdale, stopping by the Jazz Standard!

Jackie Modeste, Riverdale mom, educator, radio host & Jazz authoritarian, saved the day and captured for RIISE what we missed! More on Jackie’s son, Emilio and the Kickstarter campaign to gig in Australia, after you enjoy her blog!  On Sunday, January 12th, the Riverdale Country School (RCS) high school jazz band performed at the Jazz […]

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