Riviera Schools

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Riviera Schools
Riviera Private Day School
Riviera Private Schools Logo.jpg
6800 Nervia St.

Coral Gables
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Coordinates25°42′20″N 080°16′52″W / 25.70556°N 80.28111°W / 25.70556; -80.28111
Riviera Preparatory School
9775 SW 87th Ave.

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Coordinates25°40′47″N 080°20′04″W / 25.67972°N 80.33444°W / 25.67972; -80.33444

School typePrivate
Religious affiliation(s)Non-sectarian
DirectorLawrence H. Cohen
Associate DirectorPeter E. Cohen
Student to teacher ratio9:1
CampusesTwo campuses (Day School campus for grades PK – 5; Prep School campus for grades 6 – 12)
School color(s)          Navy Blue and White
Athletics38 interscholastic teams
MascotRocket the Bulldog
Team nameBulldogs
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Association of Independent Schools of Florida, National Independent Private Schools Association, National Council for Private School Accreditation, Accreditation International

Riviera Schools is a private, independent school with two separate campuses, both in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is composed of Riviera Day School and Riviera Preparatory School, with the campuses located under four miles apart.[1] The co-educational, college preparatory school serves students from pre-school through 12th grade.

One of the top private schools Miami has to offer, Riviera is a fully accredited, non-religious day school that serves students from throughout Miami-Dade County.


Riviera Private Day School - Preschool through Grade 5[edit]

Established in 1950, Riviera Day School is the oldest independent school originally established in Coral Gables.[2] Each preschool classroom is focused on learning in conjunction with development, and each classroom includes one teacher and two full-time teacher's aides.

Riviera Day School provides a broad-based curriculum of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for elementary age students. Elementary students at Riviera learn through specialized programs, such as phonics-based English learning, STEM classes, and Spanish lessons at the start of preschool.[3]

Riviera Preparatory School - Grades 6 through 12[edit]

Riviera Preparatory School serves students in middle and high school. In 2011, Riviera opened a new campus for the Prep School students with approximately 100,000square feet of facilities spread out over more than 13 acres. The campus includes a media center, auditorium, dance studio, gymnasium, weight room, fine arts wing, science labs, multi-purpose fields, and an aquatics center. Courses are leveled according to student ability, and students begin pursuing elective coursework in sixth grade.

Student organizations, athletics, and honor societies[edit]

Riviera offers a variety of academic and cultural honor societies. As of 2017, the school offers 10 different honor societies that recognize individuality and success in certain fields.

In addition to academics, Riviera allows students in preschool through fifth grade to choose from a wide array of activities at the elementary level, including ceramics, copper enameling, music and voice lessons, drama, ballet, flamenco, contemporary dance, yoga, tennis, and intramural sports.[4]

Riviera currently offers 37 sports teams for its students, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, water polo, baseball, dance, cheerleading, golf, water polo, cross country, and tennis.[5]


  1. ^ "History & Environment - Riviera Schools". www.rivieraschools.com. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Mission Statement - Riviera Schools". www.rivieraschools.com. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Oldest Florida (FL) Private Schools By Founding Date | PrivateSchoolReview.com". www.privateschoolreview.com. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Riviera Preparatory School prepares for fall opening". Miami's Community News. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  5. ^ "After School Activities - Riviera Schools". www.rivieraschools.com. Retrieved 8 June 2017.