To Riverdale Christian Academy

Reminiscent of the old one room schoolhouse, every student matters at Riverdale Academy. We embrace the alternative learning style. Riverdale provides students with quality education that suits their learning style and their needs as well as their parents’ wishes. Each student has an individualized education plan, ensuring that each child is learning at his/her own rate and incorporating topics they enjoy into standard subjects.

We use inquiry-based and activity-based learning to ensure that each child is seeing the practical uses of typical school subjects. This helps to keep students motivated and engaged in their learning.

Riverdale Christian Academy is a registered charity (81127 4521 RR0001) with Canada Revenue Agency. Please see our donations page for how you can help support Riverdale.

How We Help

We work individually with each family to
understand their specific needs

Everyone can
make a difference


Our mission is to provide an individualized learning experience for students struggling in traditional classroom environments.

We embrace the alternative learning style, providing students with quality education that suits their learning style and their needs.

Our goal is to provide quality, individualized education to students of all abilities and backgrounds.

We believe that every child is a gift from God with varying strengths and areas of improvement. We believe all children have the ability to be academically and socially successful.


Love that our homeschooled children can have 2 days/week at Riverdale to be with other students & teachers! When times are just so that you need to make a change, check out Riverdale! It’s worked great for us.”

Trisha K.

When looking for a school for my son, I wanted it to be of the view that every child is a creation of God, has potential, and can be taught, it just depends upon how the teaching is done and the rate at which the child can learn.  I am blessed and delighted to say that my son has thrived at Riverdale in all areas of life and learning; academically he has not only caught up but surpassed expected performance for his age.
It is with great confidence that I recommend Riverdale Christian Academy.

Cheryl I.

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Our Staff

Meet our staff
and board members

Ellen Logan

Head Teacher/Principal

Vern Martin

Board Member

Jennifer Martin

Board Member

Ralph Guinn

Board Member

Contact us

ADDRESS412 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie, ON, L4N 7A8

PHONE(705) 734-8648