Riverside School is Virginia’s most trusted school for dyslexic students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
An independent day school based in Richmond, Va., Riverside’s mission is to provide remediation of language skills for students with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences in grades K-8, so that they can return to mainstream education fully prepared to realize their highest potential.
With a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, Riverside’s teaching approach is dedicated to providing small classes, individualized curriculum that is appropriately and academically challenging, as well as one-on-one instruction and a nurturing environment to enhance the learning experiences of children with dyslexia.
Riverside’s teachers are exceptionally well-prepared to educate children with different learning needs. Highly committed, experienced and creative, Riverside’s faculty utilize the principles of the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Approach, a research validated approach to reading instruction. All Riverside teachers are specially and extensively trained in the O-G Approach. This approach serves as the foundation for the school’s programs and is fully integrated into classroom core subject instruction. Additionally, teachers have access to the latest research, best practices, and technological resources
Riverside’s hallmark one-on-one Language Fundamentals (LF) instruction uses the O-G Approach to build close teacher-student relationships to allow for continuous feedback and positive reinforcement, leading to a high success rate, increased self-confidence, and a bright future for children.