A residential school takes on the dual role of academic instruction and parenting. The well-being and comfort of children are top priorities at RiverDale. The dormitories are areas for relaxing, socializing and studying. The design of the buildings is conducive to creating the ideal setting for harmonious living. Each dormitory is headed by a Dorm-Parent living within the premises, creating a family environment with loving supervision and caring guidance.
The school has five dormitories, each named after an essential human virtue-Fellowship, Unity, Harmony, Peace and Wisdom. Each dormitory is housed amidst lush greenery and landscaped gardens, creating a peaceful and serene environment for children.
These dormitories can collectively accommodate about 450 students. Each dormitory is divided into Wings, which accommodate no more than ten students.
Students in the dormitories are served round the clock by a loving and caring Dorm-Parent in each dormitory whose proper supervision and untiring efforts ensure that the stay of students at school is comfortable, and all their needs are met promptly and efficiently. Students are helped to learn to adjust with their peers. Apart from this, students are also trained in the orderly arrangement of their personal belongings in the dormitories, and the maintenance of proper discipline, hygiene and cleanliness.
The toilet blocks of the dormitories are equipped with western-style toilets and bathrooms with hot water. Each dormitory has a lounge and recreation room where children spend their leisure time and unwind.
The school's dormitories are beehives of activity, especially on weekends. A warm and affable environment in the dormitories ensures that students interact among themselves freely, learn to extend mutual support when required, and develop close friendly relations. As in any boarding school, life in the dormitories is the bedrock of the RiverDale community.
The students of grade 12 in Junior College enjoy additional facilities in their dormitories. Each student is assigned with a personal study-desk, bed and cupboard. This helps these senior-most students of the school to have the necessary privacy, especially while engaging in self-study late at night and early in the morning.