Every CHILD CAN makes a compelling and inspiring case for taking a design-led approach to empowering and educating our children.
Founded by Kiran Bir Sethi, an alumnus of the National Institute of Design and an award-winning educator, the book shares the story of Riverside School, a uniquely innovative school that places the focus of developing a child’s agency and character at the heart of education.
We have curated a set of videos that highlight the processes and practices we follow to intentionally build the I Can mindset in every child. You can also visit our YouTube channel for more inspiration!
Tanuj from Grade 7 and Vinisha from Grade 9 presented Riverside processes as a part of culture building to young entrepreneurs and members of organization 'Circle' at Goa.
Today marked the kickoff of our leadership networking meet at Riverside School, bringing together dynamic school leaders from across the city!
It was an enriching experience delving into the diverse perspectives and insights shared by principals and school leaders .
The camaraderie and exchange of ideas was inspiring, reinforcing the power of collaboration in shaping educational communities. We're happy to announce that we'll be continuing these engaging sessions every two months, at different schools, fostering ongoing dialogue and partnership among schools.
Here's to the spirit of school collaboration and the journey ahead in creating vibrant educational communities!
For celebration of our Founder's Day which is on 18th January, the Teacher Team goes for a Retreat to a nearby Resort, and this is now an annual feature that the Team looks forward to. This year, some members headed to Glade One Resort in the evening on 19th January - led by our School Leader - Deepa Avashia. The purpose was to reflect on the year gone by and brainstorm about the way forward. On 20th January morning, the rest of the Team joined in and after a hearty breakfast, the day began with a very interesting and lively conversation followed by a Q & A session with our inimitable Founder - Kiran Sethi, about her book "Every Child Can". The day was packed with fun and games, good food and lots of bonding. Riverside has completed 23 years and there's still miles to go.......
Our Pre-Primary & Primary School Leader - Archana, accompanied by 3 EduHeroes - Dhwani, Baageshree and Mohini, visited two Schools in Mumbai Harmony Montessori School and Tridha to observe their philosophy, pedagogy and the learning culture as part of their personal and professional development. Besides all the learning, the highlight of their trip was their visit to MuSo (Museum of Solutions), where they indulged in playful science activities, explored the library and much more.
Our Students made us extremely proud with their performances at the recently concluded Sports for All (SFA) Games. Be it Team games or individual performances, our students excelled and with their Medals tally of 6 Gold, 7 Silver and 8 Bronze, The Riverside School stood at No.4 position amongst 52 Schools that participated. Our student Reyna Chaturvedi won the Golden Girl Award. Big Should out for all our Sports EduHeroes and Coaches, as also our Parents, who were as involved in the games as our students.....
"Riverside school is outstanding in terms of its philosophy, facilities, faculty, its family and most importantly its students".Dr Howard Gardner
Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard
"Riverside is an apt demonstration that you can design a school system which can achieve academic excellence and puts the needs and well being of each student at the heart of its education.A system which elevates Ethics, Empathy and sets them along with Excellence as critical components. "Stavros Yiannouka
" Whenever I hear of Riverside, the biggest message is of 'I CAN'. Thank you for giving me and people around the world this word"Yaacov Hecht
CEO, Education Cities
" Your approach for fostering leadership and preparing children to shape a better future has impacted so many lives".Wendy Kopp
Founder of Teach for America
"Riverside carries an important message which deserves to be told, shared and repeated, especially in China, where Cultural Value and Visual Success are different. Riverside brings awareness, duty and action towards society."Jack Hsu
CEO, IVY Group
"Riverside is one of the best schools I have seen - both in India and abroad. It uses a lot of real-life applications in the work and projects that students do. At Riverside, learning is about fun, about understanding and "Making Learning Visible". Although there is no visible focus on assessment, they do consider assessment as important and use the outcomes for planning."Sridhar Rajgopalan
Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Education Initiatives
"It is heartening to be in a school where children know why they are there and why they are being asked to learn things that they are learning. The most important thing for a child to get from school is the habit of being curious and learning, and wanting to use that understanding to make the world a better place."Dr. Mary Catherine Bateson
Reflective Guide, Writer and Cultural Anthropologist