The task of education must be to prepare our children for an effective lifetime of learning and to build respect for knowledge and wisdom in a Democratic society. We, as professionals, must acquire and employ the skills necessary to prepare our children to cope with the continuous changes that are relevant, meaningful, and beneficial to their lives. We believe that Riverdale exists for the betterment of mankind. This improvement will be best brought about by providing opportunities for each Riverdale student to improve mentally, morally, emotionally, socially, and physically. It is the responsibility of each student to seize these opportunities and get the best education available from the academics and
This school should provide a plant sufficient to meet the basic needs of life as well as the needs of the classroom and for recreation. We believe that our students should be taught by the best methods possible in an atmosphere that is conducive to a wholesome teaching-learning situation. An environment should be provided for children from different social, religious, political, cultural, and economic backgrounds so that the
children may come together and develop sound mental and physical health, learn to live satisfactorily with their fellow man, and learn to express themselves clearly and stand for their beliefs. We as faculty members should conduct ourselves in a manner that will command respect and admiration from our students and community.