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PK-6
Private
Florence, AL
Students enrolled: 96
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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2826 County Road 30
Florence, AL 35634

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(256) 764-8200
(256) 766-7006
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April 27, 2014
We can not say enough about Riverhill. It is the best environment for children to learn. The teachers and staff work together to support the students. They learn a sense of community from an early age.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2014
I have proudly been a Riverhill parent for 10 years and without hesitation can credit Riverhill School and their amazing teachers and staff with giving both of my children the solid scholastic foundation needed to further their education, as well as providing them with the incredible spirit of helping others, becoming community minded and working with us as parents in giving them the ability to believe in themselves! It is such a blessing to witness teachers who could easily make more money at other schools, but choose to stay at our small school because of their love and commitment to our children! The integrity and fellowship the teachers and staff have with each other as well as their students is easily seen on a daily basis. Education is the most important gift we can give our children and to be able to witness this gift in addition to the hands-on teaching environment in the classes and the mix of arts and music as well, is giving our children the most well rounded education they could have possibly been given and hope that the secret of our little school in Florence, Alabama is found by everyone in our state! We truly are blessed to be a part of the Riverhill Family!!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
Because of my husband's career our children attended 15 different schools including a private, international, academically excellent school. I am a full time grandparent to my grandchildren who attend Riverhill. RIverhill surpasses all of the schools with which we have been involved. It is excels in academics, including art, music and computer and in physical education. The school environment fosters well-disciplined, responsible-for-self children. The teachers and staff are devoted, creative, and compassionate without affectation. Parents willingly, gladly help in some capacity every day. It is a safe school, a happy school. My only suggestion is more time spent on foreign language if at all possible. Regardless, this is an all-round excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2014
At Riverhill School, the teachers and staff love their jobs and their students. It is wonderful to take my children to a school with such a nurturing environment. The elementary students coming from Riverhill are well-mannered, conscientious young people who are ready to hit the ground running. This is by far the best place to begin your child's education in our area.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
Riverhill school is said to be the best kept secret in Florence, AL. However it is quickly becoming no longer a secret. Riverhill students are excelling both socially and academically wherever they go. They began early with an extremely nurturing yet challenging academic environment, and blossom into confident, strong, and incredibly smart kids. Teachers love these students like their own. Thankful to have invested time and money into this fabulous school. My kids couldn't love it more!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2014
Riverhill is the best choice. We sacrifice whatever is necessary to keep our children at Riverhill. We know from experience. We left for 2 years to try public education. We had heard that a small county school was similar to a private education. So we decided to save money we would check it out. My children were way ahead of the children in the public school, when we arrived, but soon after became average. My son did not receive the special attention he needs, and soon began doing very poorly, After deciding to return to Riverhill, it has taken a year to get back "up to pace" with the students who had stayed at Riverhill. But it is all worth it! We feel accepted by the students, the staff, and the administration. There is no where else that your children can be advanced educationally, and ENJOY learning! Our kids love school and can't wait to go everyday!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
This school is off the hook! I mean between the teachers and the sweet ladies at the front desk that hug and greet every single kid that come in the door everyday, it's the greatest. i didn't get that when i was l came in the door at public school years ago. And the kid comes home saying stuff like "there's 206 bones in the human body" . I didn't know that and the kid was in the first grade! Riverhill is worth every penny.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
Riverhill excels in academics, seems to be about a year ahead of other schools; and has the most well-rounded program I have encountered in Alabama. My four year old has classes in Spanish, Computer, Art, Music, library and has PE everyday! The teachers and staff go the "extra mile" everyday because they genuinely care. I also love the location in St. Florian and the security measures thy have in place.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
I moved to Florence, Alabama 17 years ago for my husband's job. We knew no one in Florence at the time, and had no idea what school would be the best fit for our young children. By speaking to my pediatrician and some church friends, we learned about Riverhill, a non-denominational private school. We enrolled our daughter in the pre-K program, and immediately fell in love with the school. We started our son a few years later, and then, after having two additional children, enrolled them as soon as they were old enough to attend. Choosing Riverhill School was one of the best decisions we have made since moving to Florence. The teachers and staff at Riverhill have given my children the tools they need to be successful, driven, well-rounded, happy and confident students. Riverhill offers a rigorous core curriculum combined with creative art and music classes and an introduction to foreign language. The school also encourages the students to be independent learners and to interact with adults with confidence and poise. Both of my older children were accepted to exceptional colleges and are excellent students. Thank you, Riverhill School. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
Riverhill School has been an unbelievably positive for my daughter and our entire family. The educational quality and teacher/student ratio originally drew us to the school but the loving, family-like, enriching atmosphere is what has kept us here. For me, the school is a perfect mixture of Montessori, Waldorf, and home-school influences with a strong academic focus.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
Riverhill school is a wonderful family oriented educational environment! Just a few of the excellent qualities are low student to teacher ratio, challenging curriculum even at the PreK level, numerous opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities, great parental involvement opportunities, highly qualified teaching staff, excellent accessibility to technology, strong leadership and good communication between the school and parents. However the most important attribute is knowing that your child is educated in a caring school environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
Our children have attended Riverhill for the past four years, and we truly can not say enough about our experience. Each and every teacher and staff member honestly do go above and beyond to ensure that their students are learning and growing in every way imaginable. Perhaps the best thing that Riverhill has going, is the sense of community. The teachers, students and parents work together at every turn to give these kids the support that they need to learn and grow. While a lot of private schools have serious issues with cliques among the kids (and sadly the parents), we have never seen this be a problem at Riverhill. There are kids who come from affluent families, sitting next to kids on scholarships and you really wouldn't have any idea which was which if you observed the classes for a day. Also, with such small classes, the teachers have the opportunity to use "outside the box" teaching methods to reinforce new ideas and make learning exciting for the kids. Overall, we are extremely pleased with Riverhill and our kids are happy and excited about learning. If you have any questions about the school, come visit for a day and see for yourself. It's a very special place!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2013
Riverhill is Outstanding for the Student & the Family! Riverhill is learning and growing educational family. It is the type of educational institution where the faculty, staff, and students are guided by the mission of "providing a child-centered, academic environment whereby we empower our students to become informed, responsible, productive, life-long learners with solid values and positive self-images." The faculty and staff genuinely care for the student and the family. If you are considering an environment that has the right mix of academic rigor, personal accountability, and genuine care for every student, then Riverhill is the place for you!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2013
January 14, 2013 I have taught preschool, kindergarten, second grade, fourth grade, junior high, high school, and special education. I was the Director of a pre-school . I now teach at the university level in the Elementary /Preschool Education Department and in the Psychology Department. I have known many schools, and know what quality education really is. Before my Grandson entered school, we thoroughly explored what was available. Riverhill School in Florence Alabama was the obvious choice. My Grandson is now in first grade. Preschool, kindergarten, and first grade have been wonderful experiences. The Principal, teachers, and staff as well as the curriculum are the best I ve ever seen. As a matter of fact I often use Riverhill as an example in my Educational Psychology class. Providing my Grandson with the best education possible in a safe, loving, diverse, and creative environment is a priority for our family. Riverhill exemplifies what all schools should be. We are so satisfied and my Grandson loves school. It s a joy to see him so excited about learning. Joanne Stephenson, Ed.D.

- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2013
My son attended Riverhill from 1st-8th grade and my daughter currently attends Riverhill and is in the 4th grade. When my son transferred to a public school in 9th grade he had a 1/2 credit more than his classmates and many of the books he was required to read in 9th grade he had already read at Riverhill. He was challenged at Riverhill and he has not been as challenged at his current school. My daughter has done well at Riverhill too. The environment at Riverhill is like no other in our area. The teachers, administration and staff are kind, committed and qualified. Riverhill was recongnized by AISA as a Blue Ribbon School for the 2012-2013 school year! Congratulations!!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2013
Riverhill is a phenomenal school both in terms of it's academic excellence and its nurturing, loving environment which develops students into service-oriented student leaders. As a graduate of an Ivy League school with a school-aged daughter, I had thoroughly researched top schools in California and Mississippi before I returned to my native Florence. I was astonished to find a school of this caliber in such a small town. Riverhill by far surpasses those schools, several of which were ranked among the best in the nation. The loving, caring, unpretentious, family-like environment combined with its academic rigor makes Riverhill a school that is perhaps unparalled anywhere else in the United States.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
Riverhill School is such a wonderful, caring school. The school is K-6 and offers enrichment classes in technology, spanish, art, music, and science. The class sizes are small, allowing each child to get the personal attention needed. The extra activities are wonderful, including many field trips and community service projects. Also, the parents are listened to and encouraged to be a part of the life of the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2008
Riverhill is a good school but there are so many cliques and snobby people there. And they need to add A.P. classes or something because I make like my mom says ''amazing' grades without even studying. I mean it is considered to be the best school in florence.

- submitted by a student
November 25, 2008
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no rating June 01, 2008
I am a current student at Riverhill, and it's the best school I havew ever been to. The academics are great, and there are tons of awesome extracurricular activity for everyone to pariticipate in.

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2007
Riverhill is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me! I will love it until the day that I die!

- submitted by a former student
May 23, 2007
My daughter transferred here in the sixth grade and it has been the best decision that I have ever made. She has blossomed and become the very best that she can be. The thing that Riverhill does best is to allow your child to your child. They encourage them to be themselves, whether they are funny, creative, serious or any number of other things. The teachers have been wonderful and we are devastated to have to leave. Perhaps they do not have everything you think you need, extremely competitive sports being the big thing with many, but the warm, caring, happy environment is like nothing I have ever seen. We LOVE this school! Bebe Ray

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2006
The problem I have with this school is inconsistency. You may have a stellar year one year, but a slow year the next. The principal tells you what she thinks you want to hear, versus the truth. Their reading curriculum in the early elementary years is behind public school standards. The art program is more of a craft department. Children are not able to move at their individual pace, which drags down those who are advanced. The middle school is stronger than the elementary. The parental involvement is very high. The student to teacher ratio varies from grade to grade, since there is only one class offered per grade.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2004
What a great place to be! My daughter transfered to Riverhill in 5th grade from another great school. The staff, principal, children, and parents could not have been any nicer and more helpful. Everyone made my daughter's transition a breeze. The academics here are awesome! My daughter is so excited with all of the new concepts to which she is being introduced. She finds the quaint environment so conducive to furthering her studies. She never wants to miss a day of school because each day brings new surprises and new challenges for her. Most of all, this school offers more of a 'hands on' type of learning. Everything is taught from the 'doing' perspective, rather than simply reading about it! This has made all the difference in the world. I would highly recommend Riverhill to anyone who wants to get that little bit more out of their early education. Thanks!

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October 22, 2003
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Riverhill School
2826 County Road 30, Florence, AL  35634
(256) 764-8200
Last modified Riverhill School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Riverhill School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top