Children are the most precious assets of a family and our school. Riverside Academy is built upon the triple foundation of – scholarship, Christian character development, and education through dedication.
Our mission is to develop each individual student into becoming a lifelong learner, to support students as they mature into responsible and moral individuals, and to dedicate ourselves to maintaining the highest academic standards in a family-oriented environment.
Elevate your standards
Believe in yourself
Excel in your attempts
Learn something new
Strive to be the best
We are the only combination school, Pre-School (2, 3 and 4-year olds) through 12th grade, in the River Parishes. Riverside Academy offers a distinct curriculum for each grade level, as well as clubs, athletics, and multiple extra curricular activities in which each student is encouraged to join establishing a well rounded education as they prepare for their future.
We were looking for a place in which all of our children would be able to achieve growth in many different aspects and actually love where they were going every day. That place needed to have good education, a more controlled, accountable, and disciplined environment- while still being able to enjoy going to school each day. We spoke to Riverside Academy’s office personnel multiple times throughout the year prior to visiting the school and we were very impressed with what we heard. We also spoke to a few other families about their experience when moving their kids to Riverside and heard nothing but good things, so we decided to visit the school. After visiting Riverside, we were impressed with the vision of the school and with what we saw while visiting. At that point, we decided to pull our three children from public and private schools in St. James Parish and make the move to enroll them in Riverside Academy. We had no doubts about our decision and we knew that they would thrive in the environment in which we were a witness to. Initially, our children were apprehensive about going to a new school and even questioned why they were having to leave their school and friends. Fast forward to today- all three of our kids absolutely love Riverside Academy and have thanked us over and over for sending them there. It was a clear decision that needed to be made in our eyes and we trusted that what we saw is what they’d love. It’s been 1000% worth it. We can see the enthusiasm they have about their school now, which they did not have in the past. It is evident in the way they talk about their day, their interactions with students and teachers, in the way they sing the school songs at home, how they talk about lunch, how they want to be involved in activities at school, etc. We have seen a tremendous difference in their behavior, their understanding and learning academically and all three of our children are so proud of their grades and accomplishments- as are we! We are so glad that we made the decision to join the Riverside Family and have our kids become Riverside Rebels!
Our experience with Riverside has been good so far. We all had to get used to the transition of coming from a public school to a private school. But we don’t regret any moments of it because Riverside truly shows that they care about your child and the family as well. I also like how Riverside knows each and every child by their names. So good choice on our end!