Admissions Process

 



The Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy MS/HS 141 is one of the most sought after public schools in the city. 



We pride ourselves on our family feel, community values, meeting the needs of our diverse student population, excellent teaching and support staff, parent involvement, and, of course, offering our students a variety of academics, arts, athletics and activities.



Many things have changed since March 2020, but our commitment to your children has not.   

We have had the largest in-person attendance in the Bronx, a testament to the fact that our students want to be here.   We are very much looking forward to having our students back in September 2021.  

Walk In Registration

The school building is currently closed.

 

Early walk In registration for RKA is available

on 8/31 and 9/1

 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Regular Walk In registration for RKA is available

beginning 9/9 and continuing daily

 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 

If you need help during times when we are not available in person,

please email our Parent Coordinator Julie Prince JPrince4@schools.nyc.gov

Or contact the Bronx Family Welcome Center

1 Fordham Plaza, 7th Floor, Bronx, NY 10458
FordhamFWC@schools.nyc.gov
Director: Antoinette Mitchell

 

**All applicants for HS- Grades 9-12 MUST go to the Family Welcome Center

for a referral prior to coming to meet with school staff.

 

MiddlE SChool

Welcome to RKA! 

We cannot say it is "business as usual" these days, but we'd love to tell you about our school as it is right now, and how it is under "normal circumstances"--how it was pre-COVID, and how it will be again in the future.

Right now, we are proud that we continue to provide a full and well-rounded experience for ALL our learners--both those who participate in Blended Learning (the highest percentage in the Bronx) and those who choose to study 100% Remotely from home at this time. Our 6th grade curriculum includes 5 periods a week of ELA, augmented by5 periods a week of Literature studies. Our Mathematics classes follow a similar schedule, with 5 periods of Math and 2 or 3 a week of enrichment with our Math through Technology classes. This is rounded off with our Social Studies, Science,  and Foreign Language classes, and survey-approach specials classes in Music and Visual Art.  All of our 8th graders are taking Algebra and Living 
Environment this year.   We even continue to offer Physical Education (remotely), to ensure our students remain active during this time.

We have been very successful following all the Department of Education-mandated safety protocols at RKA, including small class size, social-distancing, daily health screenings and temperature checks, and hands-free lunch delivery to classrooms. Our school building is kept sanitary with continual spot-cleaning, and daily thorough cleanings by our custodial staff. We even maintain our busy schedule of mandated safety drills during this time.

While we cannot have our usual program of dances, parties, and class trips, we have maintained school spirit virtually! School Spirit and themed dress-up days are a part of both our Blended and Remote Learners' school experience, and we continue such feel-good initiatives like our "You Make a Difference" awards, honoring members of the school who enrich the lives of others in the RKA community. Our RKA Parents' Association still plays an active role in the school, raising funds and taking part in our School Leadership Team, and Safety and Partnership Committees, all via the magic of Zoom!

Our partnership with RNH/Riverdale Community Center remains strong, and when it is going at full-speed, has a variety of programs in arts, music, sports, academics, and theater as part of their free Afterschool Program.

Through it all, we are proud to maintain our position as one of the most sought after schools in the city with experienced and talented professionals teaching, supporting, enriching and making the best decisions for our students' futures.  

High School

Welcome to RKA! 

 

As a 6th through 12th grade school, we are proud that the majority of our middle school students choose to carry on with us all the way through high school! At its best, a 7-year commitment with RKA provides a student with a full, well-rounded education, and prepares a student for whatever the future brings. At the conclusion of an RKA "career," students and faculty really feel part of one big family!

In addition to our full college-preparatory program, including many Advanced Placement and Dual-Enrollment classes, high school students can also select from a variety of electives that can include Journalism, Personal Finance, Research, Psychology, Film, Creative Writing, and advanced opportunities in Visual Art and Music. We have a full-service College Office, and starting in the 9th grade, students are set on a college-ready course. This includes developing community-mindedness and resume-building through our Key Club, and taking part in our "One Goal" and Triple C" programs, which prepare students for college and career. Frequent assemblies and grade-level meetings for students and parents keep families up-to-date on credit accumulation, sports, activities, college applications, and applying for financial aid and scholarships. We are proud to have a college acceptance rate of 92%. We are regularly listed in both the New York Post and USA Today as a top high school in New York City.

Currently, we have been very successful in following all the Department of Education-mandated safety protocols at RKA, including small class size, social-distancing, daily health screenings and temperature checks, and hands-free lunch delivery to classrooms. Our school building is kept sanitary with continual spot-cleaning, and daily thorough cleanings by our custodial staff. We even maintain our busy schedule of mandated safety drills during this time.


While some of our popular programs are "on hold" at the moment, you can be sure we are continuing a high level of school spirit and involvement. Whether virtual or in-person, there are School Spirit Weeks, a yearbook and a school literary magazine, activities and celebrations, and a Student Government active and engaged in the life of the school.

​When sports are in play, our varsity teams are hard to beat! Our sports include: Baseball, Softball, Girls' and Boys' Soccer and Basketball, Girls' and Boys' Track and Cross Country, Wrestling, Golf, and Girls' Volleyball. Many of our teams regularly end up in the PSAL city playoffs, and we have even seen our Baseball and Volleyball teams land city championships! 

We are very proud of our students, and we appreciate your interest in RKA!​