What you put into a school is what your son will get back. My grandson is very happy at Riordan - I've met with teachers that have a genuine concern for the welfare and education of their students. If a teacher does not meet the criteria they will no longer be there. We all want the best for our children - Not happy - a complaint should be addressed to the Dean of student. Your child education depends on what he puts into the program. A good person can come from any school achieve whatever they want to achieve. If we as parents discourage, belittle the school then your son will have the same attitude as you. I want my grandson to succeed in whatever field he chooses. We can only hope and pray that they take a good path in life that makes up proud. Looking forward to the future!!!!
A public school education with a private school price tag! If you are low-income with an athletic son or you are good at making yourself look low-income by crying or pleading with administration to get a discounted rate, chances are you will be able to send your son to this school. Otherwise, you will be paying full price...and you won't be getting what you pay for! Riordan is focused on boosting its sports teams and will handout free rides to anyone who can win sports games for them, regardless of academic ability. Riordan standards have been lowered significantly in recent years and it shows. Take a look at the parking lot after football and basketball games and you will see. The sense of private school exclusivity is long gone. The class of 2018 validates this as it is full of riff-raff. The tuition from international students, dorm students, and professional parents covers the "scholarships" that these students receive. Fancy classes, iPad technology, and what used to be a long tradition of excellence (that is now below standards) is all ARHS can offer nowadays. Some free public schools (Lowell, SOTA, Oceana) are even academically and socially better than Riordan!
Low academic performance, irresponsible, unskilled faculties, disorganized school management. The enrollment has been declining for almost 10 years. School has kept too many 10+ yrs folks that obviously ruined the 10 years of academic performance. Large number of graduates could not get into any schools .... SURPRISE!
Our son is a freshman at Riordan this year. He came from a public school and he has adjusted very well to Riordan. The academics are excellent. Our son is learning so much. We are impressed with both the rigor and the care that the teachers in the classroom are providing for our son. The teachers are very personable and helpful. The all boys school is something we never contemplated, but we are seeing the benefits, it is called, focus.The tradition of the school, the care and the friendships our son is forming with other students are a blessing. Our son is enjoying the variety of sports offered too! Lastly, our son actually likes the uniform (variety of sweatshirts) and he looks classy in the formal uniform with a tie.The school teaches the boys, young men how to beome well mannered, well spoken gentleman. Riordan is a gem.
Overall great parent support. The young men are responsible and very respectful. The Dean takes his job too seriously and harasses students for minor infractions (such as a little stuble on their chin). Great academics and teacher support. Very rigorous schedule!