Riverdale Elementary School 5006 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD20737 Riverdale Elementary serves students in kindergarten through the sixth grade. The school has approximately 586 students…More from over 30 countries. The school's principal is Carol Cantu.
Templeton Elementary School 6001 Carters Ln, Riverdale, MD20737 Templeton Elementary School is located within a residential section of Riverdale Park. The school has been under…More improvement, after it was put under the school improvement status of "focus developing" following low state test scores. However, according to Principal Marlowe Blount-Rich, the 2009-10 school year was one of its best school years yet and the school is continuing to work to improve test scores with the help of more student enrichment programs.
Riverdale Presbyterian Church 6513 Queens Chapel Rd, University Park, MD20782 Established in 1896, Riverdale Presbyterian Church has been in the Riverdale Park community for well over a century. As…More the community of Riverdale Park grew from a small trolley-stop town to a large suburb of the DC metro area, the church grew along with it. For 41 years it was led by Pastor Keith Curtis, but over the years it has welcomed many new leaders, too, including current Interim Pastor Rev. Mary Pullen. Located within a residential neighborhood near University Park Elementary School, the church is a large part of the local community, providing Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for youth.
Beacon Heights Elementary School is located in East Riverdale, right outside the boundaries of Riverdale Park. The…More school's student population is largely Hispanic and African American with 1 percent of students identifying themselves as white and Asian.
The school does have a pre-K program and the Principal Lynne Stuewe has reported that the school has met the overall Annual Yearly Progress standards each year since leaving the reconstruction status in 2002.
The school has a low suspension rate, under 1 percent, and is title 1.
A national landmark, the Riversdale House was built in 1801 by a Flemish aristocrat, Henri Joseph Stier, who had fled…More from Europe. When Stier returned to Europe two years later, he gave the house to his daughter, Rosalie, and her husband, a member of Maryland's founding family, George Calvert, who completed construction of the house.
It still stands today in the middle of Riverdale Park, and with the help of local volunteers and supporters, the grounds are maintained and renovations are made. There is a community garden on grounds that is open to the public daily, while there are also sponsored events on site.
The house is now a museum which is open to the public on weekend afternoons with an admissions fee. However, private group tours, consisting of 10 or more people, can be requested at anytime with two weeks advanced notice.
Samantha Ferris, spokeswoman for the museum, said that camps are arranged for area children, and that the museum works regularly with Riverdale Elementary School.