As the newly appointed Head of School, it is my honor and privilege to join Riverstone’s dedicated team of educators, staff, and administrators, as well as the committed community of families all intent on providing Riverstone students with an exceptional educational experience.

At Riverstone International School, we believe that every one of our students has unique talents and abilities.

Our faculty works to create a nurturing and inclusive environment that fosters academic excellence, character development, and personal growth. Riverstone’s  Five Pillars - Academic Excellence, Community and Service, Leadership by Example, International Understanding, and Outdoor Education - serve as our guiding principles as we design and implement our school programs.

Outdoor education at Riverstone

As an International Baccalaureate World School, our educational approach is deeply rooted in the principles of inquiry-based teaching and learning. Guided by the IB philosophy, we foster an environment where students are encouraged to ask thought-provoking questions, explore diverse perspectives, and actively engage in their educational journey.

Our dedicated educators inspire students to develop critical thinking skills, instill a passion for lifelong learning, and promote a global mindset.

Through the IB's holistic approach, we empower students to become well-rounded individuals, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to navigate an ever-changing world. As a parent of two high schoolers who have attended  IB schools in both Germany and South Korea, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of the IB’s Primary Years  and Middle Years Programs, nurture academic excellence, intercultural understanding, and a commitment to making a positive difference in the world.

At Riverstone, we understand the importance of strong partnerships between home and school in a child's educational journey. We encourage open communication and collaboration, and we value the active involvement of families in the education Riverstone offers. Together as a school community,  we strive to create a supportive network that nurtures our students' well-being and ensures their success.

I invite you to explore our school website, where you will find valuable information about our IB academic programs, Riverstone’s boarding program, and the extracurricular activities available to our students and families. It is our goal to keep you well-informed and engaged in the life of our school community.

I am truly honored to be a part of this vibrant learning community and look forward to working closely with each of you to ensure the success and well-being of our students.

Most sincerely,

John Gasparini
Head of School