About Riverhill School

Minima Maximis Cedant


Let those things which are least important yield to those which are of the greatest importance.

We are committed to providing a child-centered, academic environment whereby we empower our students to become informed, responsible, productive, life-long learners with solid values and positive self-images.


Riverhill is located at 2710 Darby Drive in Florence, Alabama and is an independent co-educational school serving a vibrant, diverse body of Pre K2 through Sixth Grade students.

It was founded in 1980 by a group of parents desiring an alternative to public and church schools, and is the only independent, non-parochial school in the Shoals. Since that time, the school has drawn students from the entire Shoals area and from Southern Tennessee.


  • Riverhill School has been serving families in the Shoals since 1980.
  • Riverhill is a co-educational, independent, PreK-2 through Sixth Grade school.
  • Riverhill provides each student access to a computer and/or iPad.
  • Riverhill’s entire campus is equipped with high-speed wireless internet.
  • Riverhill’s staff provides a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for students.
  • Riverhill’s staff works to create an atmosphere that facilitates learning and fosters respect for one’s self and for the rights of others.
  • Riverhill School has many favorite traditions: Friday Flag Ceremony, Grandparents’ Day, Daddy-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Night, Science Fun Day, Movie Night, etc.
  • Riverhill School is accredited by AdvancED, which is the umbrella organization for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA), and numerous other accrediting agencies.
  • Riverhill graduates are traditionally accepted into private colleges, public universities, military academies, Ivy League colleges, and international universities.
  • Riverhill students are consistently high academic achievers in high school and are frequently recognized as Valedictorians and Salutatorians of the local high schools.
  • Riverhill School enjoys a family atmosphere where parental involvement is welcomed and encouraged.
  • Riverhill School fosters relationship building across grade levels through the Buddy Program which helps students foster relationships across grade levels.