The renowned Riverdale School District is the heart of the Dunthorpe community.
Established in 1888, as a small public school district, Riverdale’s success is a natural result of an involved community, small class sizes and rigorous academic programs, which encourage critical thinking, foster a life-long love of learning, and cultivate a deep understanding of civic virtue.
The comprehensive K-8 programs at Riverdale Grade School include a Field Studies program, which allows children to explore Oregon’s resources in a hands-on learning environment.
The Field Studies program continues at Riverdale High School, in addition to robust Honors, Arts Programs, and a culminating Senior Exhibition. Service, volunteerism and civic responsibility are a requirement for graduation and an invaluable step towards helping our young people become good citizens and inspired leaders in their community.
Riverdale School District’s award-winning reputation attracts students, from both within the Dunthorpe community as well as those from those outside the Riverdale District. This unique public/private hybridization of educational excellence continues to enhance the values of Dunthorpe neighborhood homes and helps to reinforce our sense of community. Families develop long-standing and close-knit relationships with one another as their children learn and grow together.
As Dunthorpe community members, our own children are proudly being educated through these exceptional Riverdale Schools.
Riverdale School District
Riverdale School District Foundation
Lewis & Clark College