You have an opprtunity to make your high school years there great (multitude of flexible AP Classes, EC's you can get involved in). It is very challenging if you choose to make it that way; however, the only thing I wish is for the school to set up academic/career oriented clubs (Science clubs, FBLA). If the school can realize there are a lot of students that dream of going to top tier, then Riordan will be a really good school. As of right now, I rate it as "good".
Also, no only bullies anyone at Riordan. The social atmosphere is relaxing. Some people complain about the demographics not being too "white" enough; I'm sure there are a lot of minorities that do some really good things as well.
Many nowhere-to-be recycled white folks, old lazy slackers, as long as they went to catholic schools, then they'd get jobs at riordan. Faculties bullies faculties, irresponsible teaching, family members, networks, gossipers. Sports mission with a catholic format, full of riff-raffs, difficult to improve academic performance.
I see Filipino students all over the place. It's almost a Filipino school. The most sarcastic view that almost no Filipino faculty and staff want to link their identity. It's sad to see the long held unhealthy cultural, religious bias dominating a school.