My children are getting an experience unavailable anywhere else in our community. Instead of just getting information, they are LEARNING HOW TO LEARN. This helps them to be completely independent in the future and will set them apart from their peers.
It is the People, the Place and the Culture of caring and learning that matters – Riverstone International School has all that to offer to its students. As one of the proud parents, it brings great confidence that we can turn over the workplace, and our society to leaders coming from students graduating at Riverstone International School, where a great inspiration towards collaborative learning and service to community is clearly demonstrated.
Riverstone is a unique, highly communal school that offers its students an incredible IB education while fostering a sense of self reliance and appreciation for the outdoors. We have three children there who are all very different learners and each of them has thrived because of the incredible faculty, attention to the individual student, and a willingness on the part of the school to go above and beyond. Riverstone gives its students a balance of academic excellence, a strong sense of community and an amazing outdoor education, all while sitting on the list of the top 50 best private school in the US! We truly love it and feel that it is a gem in Boise!
This school is horrible in terms of their practices with parents. Our daughter was supposed to attend this school and we had to withdraw due to my spouse losing her job. We were new to the area and moved for my spouse's position, so without the income we could not afford the school. The school is continuing to hound us for their full year's worth of tuition even though our child has spent 0 school days at Riverstone. The administration and their board needs to recognize our exceptional circumstances and let us out of the contract. We now are working with an attorney to accomplish what just makes good common sense.
Riverstone was a great environment for our son who really thrived in the small classroom setting, with a rigorous academic curriculum and with teachers who were truly mentors throughout his 8 years there. Riverstone is the best educational opportunity presented to students in Idaho and beyond. I have taught in public and private schools and so, as a former teacher and as a parent, I can say that Riverstone has its vision, mission and act together.
Riverstone International School provided an outstanding academic, international and community-service-oriented education for both our daughters. Warm, caring, competent teachers, small class size, and a truly international student body gave them an education relevant for our international, connected world. The school offers scholarships to about 25% of the students, including refugees from places like Sudan, so the student body is diverse. The school also encourages community service learning and character development. One daughter is about to graduate with a Microbiology; the other is studying Computer Science, and I feel they graduated from RIS well-prepared to succeed in college and life!