Riverstone International School

5521 East Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, ID 83716
Tel: (208)424-5000 Ext. 3
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Riverstone International School Photo #1 - Welcome to Riverstone International School! We look forward to welcoming you to our school in beautiful Boise, Idaho!
Riverstone International School Photo #2 - Not all classrooms have walls! By the time they enter Grade 10, Riverstone students have built a solid foundation of outdoor and interpersonal skills. During their High School years, we build upon that foundation as we challenge students to shoulder new responsibilities in increasingly demanding, but rewarding situations.
Riverstone International School Photo #3 - Academic excellence focuses on ensuring academic and personal growth for every student. Our classroom curriculum is based on philosophy of the International Baccalaureate (IB) World Programmes, an internationally-recognized education that challenges students both academically and personally.
Riverstone International School Photo #4 - Riverstone students thrive because of small classes, personal attention, and challenging opportunities.Riverstone International School is a private, independent school for students in preschool through high school. Small classes, personal attention, and challenging opportunities inside and outside of the classroom ensure that students develop both academically and personally.
Riverstone International School Photo #5 - We believe that clear expectations and accountability are integral elements to personal responsibility and the well-being of our communityAt Riverstone International School, students and staff are expected to adhere to our Guiding Principles in their daily actions: I will seek understanding; I will respect myself and others, and I will take action to contribute to my community.
Riverstone International School Photo #6 - Extending fun and learning beyond the school day.In the High School at Riverstone, students often participate in extracurricular activities before and after school. We offer four activity sessions throughout the school year. While some activities are offered only during a specific session, others may extend over several sessions.
Riverstone International School Photo #7 - A tradition of stellar college placement!At Riverstone International School, we take great pride in preparing students for success in college and university - and for life beyond their academic careers. We`re proud to report that one-hundred percent of Riverstone graduates have been accepted into four-year colleges and universities.
  • Riverstone International School is a co-educational, private, independent school in Boise, Idaho offering our day and residential students the academic prestige of the International Baccalaureate Programs and the personal attention of a supportive community school.
  • Engaging classroom discussions continue when students explore Idaho`s mountains and deserts with classmates and teachers.
  • We offer concierge college counseling and athletic, musical, and academic extracurricular activities.Our newly-built residential facility is located in downtown Boise, the third most populous city in the US Pacific Northwest, with easy access to skiing, kayaking, and mountain biking.
  • One hundred percent of graduates are accepted into 4-year colleges.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
RiverstoneBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-125-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-12Pre-K-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19971910
Campus Size14 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment365 students313 students
% Students of Color
15%
23%
% International Students
27%
20%
% Students Boarding
10%
67%
Average SAT Score1292* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score31*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size20 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
Number of IB Courses Offered60-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
23%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$4 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,750$57,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,985
(Please see this link for additional information by grade level: https://www.riverstoneschool.org/admissions/tuition-fees/)
$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
80%
55%
Director of AdmissionsRachel Pusch

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered816
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1823
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Athletic Leadership, Green Team, Language Clubs, Math Club, Model United Nations, Outdoor Leadership, Programming Club, Robotics Team, SAGA: Sexual and Gender Alliance, Science Bowl, Social Change Leadership, Student Council, Veggie Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Musical Ensemble Groups

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Climbing Club, Kayaking Club, Mountain Biking Club

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Riverstone International School is a co-educational, private, independent school in Boise, Idaho offering day and residential students the academic prestige of the International Baccalaureate Programs and the personal attention of a supportive community school. Engaging classroom discussions continue when students explore Idaho`s mountains and deserts with classmates and teachers. We offer concierge college counseling and athletic, musical, and academic extracurricular activities.Small classes and strong relationships with teachers form the backbone of the Riverstone experience. Our students develop the mindset to confidently share their perspective, think critically, creatively solve problems, and collaborate. One hundred percent of graduates are accepted into 4-year colleges worldwide.With a maximum capacity of 32 students, our residential program is small and intimate and provides wonderful opportunities to make lifelong friendships. Our newly-built dormitory is located in downtown Boise, the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, with easy access to skiing, kayaking, and mountain biking. Our four-season climate and safe city provide opportunities for students to recreate, shop, and explore all that our beautiful city and state has to offer. Shopping, music performances, movies, hiking, exploring the city`s foothills and rivers are just a few of the weekend activities that residential students will enjoy.
  • Riverstone International School accreditations: International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), NWAIS, AdvancEd

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