Riverside Preparatory Academy
- Grades: (Boarding) 6-12
- Enrollment: 290 students
- Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $44,684
- Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $25,478
- Acceptance rate: 85%
- Average class size: 12 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Academics and Faculty
AP / Advanced Courses
Academic Bowl, Boy Scouts of America, Color Guard, Community Service Club, Cyber Eagles, Drama Club, Drill Team, Esports, JROTC, National History Club, National Honor Society, O.R. Horton Society, Russian Club, Science National Honor Society, Softball, Technology Club, Tennis Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fishing Club, Get Fit
- Through the academy's military structure, cadets learn self-discipline, honor, and leadership skills
- Riverside's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)has been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction for over 80 years. This means that Riverside can recommend up to 5 cadets per year to the 5 federal service academies.
- Riverside also offers a "Dual Enrollment" program. For qualified senior cadets, they can enroll and take online college courses while taking classes simultaneously at Riverside.
- Riverside offers a Georgia Driver's Education course for young men who would like to obtain their Driver's License. In addition, we also offer a Flight Program for young men interested in obtaining their pilot's license.
- The Academy offers a 4-week summer school program each year.
- Riverside is located one hour north of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Commandant's office can make shuttle arrangments for our cadets needing transportation to and from the airport.
- Riverside Preparatory Academy accreditations: SACS;SAIS;NAIS;SABS
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- John Bassett - Bassett Furniture
- Ira Middleberg (1966) - Attorney, Middleberg, Riddle & Gianna - New Orleans
- Luis Proenza (1962) - President, University of Akron
- Governor Felix Gonzales Canto - State of Quintana Roo, Mexico
- Tommy Prothro (1938) - former coach with the LA Rams and San Diego Chargers
- ADM. David McDonald (1924) - former U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (1963-1967)
- Judge E.J. Salcines - Retired Judge, Florida Appellate Court
- Mike Neveaux - Retired Chief Pilot, Los Angeles Police Dept. Air Support Division
- Cee Lo Green - Singer and Actor
- Peter Lyons - Retired Lawyer, California; Author
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Riverside Preparatory Academy cost?
Riverside Preparatory Academy's tuition is approximately $44,684 for boarding students and $25,478 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Riverside Preparatory Academy?
The acceptance rate of Riverside Preparatory Academy is 85%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%.
Who are famous alumni from Riverside Preparatory Academy?
Riverside Preparatory Academy famous alumni include: John Bassett, Ira Middleberg (1966), Luis Proenza (1962), Governor Felix Gonzales Canto, Tommy Prothro (1938), ADM. David McDonald (1924), Judge E.J. Salcines, Mike Neveaux, Cee Lo Green and Peter Lyons.
What sports does Riverside Preparatory Academy offer?
Riverside Preparatory Academy offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Fencing, Football, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling.
What is Riverside Preparatory Academy's ranking?
Riverside Preparatory Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of boarding students.
When is the application deadline for Riverside Preparatory Academy?
The application deadline for Riverside Preparatory Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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