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!
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!
Both my son and husband went to Archbishop Riordan High School. ARHS is excellent in every aspect. They care about every aspect of your son. The teachers go way beyond what is necessary if your son has a problem. They will go to other teachers if your son isn't succeeding in their class. The principal is very involved with the boys. Every boy who goes here is a special person to each and every teacher. The boys act the same whether they are in public or in the school. They are very courteous and responsible.
Riordan is an awesome school for boys because it treats boys as whole persons and is tuned into the ways boys develop academically and in all other ways. The result is fine young men who do well after Riordan. I cannot speak highly enough of the excellent academic education at this school and also the 'heart' that accepts the boys and helps them become gentlemen in the true sense of the word -- putting others first. Our son has been accepted at a number of top schools as a senior at Riordan and we plan to send the rest of our boys to this topnotch school.