Elementary School

Riverside Academy takes pride in being the only school in the River Parishes to offer a Pre K 2-12th grade education. We open our doors to children as early as the age of two. Our exceptional elementary program, under the direction of Kristin Roccaforte, is led by a team of teachers dedicated to furthering each student academically in classroom. You will find the curriculum for each grade below.

Our goal is creating well-rounded students who excel in academics, yet maintain involvement in the arts and athletics. Elementary offers extracurricular clubs and sports including Biddy Basketball, cheerleading and football.

Throughout the year, elementary takes part in many events beyond the classroom. Those events include Field trips, Fall Fest, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Party, Mardi Gras Parade, Grandparents Day, Donuts with Dad, Muffins with Mom, Thanksgiving Feast, Arts Festival, Carnival Ball , Read Across America Day, 100th Day of School, Splash Day, Pep Rallies, and Spelling Bees.

Before and After School Care:

Pre K 3 thru 5th Grade

Before Care: Free of Charge (6:30am – 7:00am)

After Care: 2:45pm – 5:45pm

The fee for aftercare will be $2.50 per hour until 5:30pm.  After 5:30pm there will be a fee of $10.00 for every half hour.


Early Start Curriculum:

Colors, Letters, Numbers, Themed Units, Counting Opposites, Science

Enrichment: PE, Library, Recess

Field Trips, Potty Training When Ready, Social Development

Aftercare for Pre K 2 is $2.50 per hour until 5:00 pm.  There will be a $10.00 fee for

5:00 – 5:30 pm.  Students must be picked up by 5:30 pm.

Pre-K3 & Pre-K4:

Everyday Sight Words, Motor Skills, Music and Art, Spanish, Daily Calendar, Social Studies Lesson, Language, and Listening Comprehension, Center Time:

(Art Center, Math and Science Center, iPad Center, Listening, Housekeeping, Dramatic Play, and Story)


Language Arts Curriculum: Engage New York, Covers 2-3 Domains Per Week

Math Curriculum: Pearson: Addition/Subtraction

Science and Social Studies Are Incorporated Into Daily Lessons

First Grade:

Class set of iPads are used for reading enrichment and building fluency through sight words. Reading comprehension is encouraged through a Book Buddy Club. The students earn points and awards through our AR Program.

Second and Third Grade:

Students work in small groups to review all aspects of Language and Math.

Science and Social Studies use lab materials and hands on learning.

Fourth and Fifth grade:

Team teaching: Our teachers work together to provide the best instruction in Math, Language, Social Studies, and Science.

We are set up on iPads to prepare for testing in all areas.

Challenging Curriculum

The State Department of Education Curriculum Guide serves only as a minimal standard. Teachers modify the curriculum to assure each student is challenged.

The Learning Center

Staffed with a full-time tutor, The Learning Center is designed to meet the needs of exceptional learners at both ends of the spectrum. Students needing reinforcement of basic skills, as well as those achieving above their grade level, participate in extra learning opportunities.

Academic Enrichment

Offers students a chance to discover and promote their art abilities while reviewing academic lessons. Students participate in art-integrated activities with a full time staff member.


Elementary students are given the opportunity to begin music lessons with our band director. Each year students play an instrument and make progress towards participating in the full marching band.

Physical Education

Learning to take care of your body and appropriate exercise is important in the elementary years. Our program is designed to promote the President’s Physical Fitness Award.

Science Lab

Students are exposed to hands-on science not only through their classroom teachers but also through labs with a high school science teacher and students.