Residential Program Overview


Adventure awaits!

Newly built residential facilities, a wide variety of student programs, and a diverse school community await our residential boarding students for students entering grades 9-12 starting in the Fall of 2016. Residential students will participate in all facets of the educational experience at Riverstone.

What makes Riverstone International School an outstanding choice for residential students?

  • An internationally-recognized curriculum, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes
  • Outdoor education
  • Small classes with strong student-teacher relationships
  • Newly-built residential facilities in one of the safest cities in the United States
  • A community of boarding students who are motivated learners, global citizens, and open-minded collaborators who are ready for adventure!
  • Maximum of 32 residential students

Students entering grade 9 can read more about the Middle School here.

Students entering grades 10-12 can read more about the High School here.

Download our residential brochure here

We are one of only 7 schools in the US with residential boarding that offers the International Baccalaureate programmes

ib-world-school-logo-1-colourRiverstone International School students experience a unique education and living experience. We are a co-educational, private, independent school in Boise, Idaho offering our day and residential students the academic prestige of the International Baccalaureate Programs and the personal attention of a supportive community school. Engaging classroom discussions continue when students explore Idaho’s mountains and deserts with classmates and teachers.

We offer concierge college counseling and athletic, musical, and academic extracurricular activities.

Riverstone is Idaho’s most experienced International Baccalaureate World School.

Learn more about why you should consider the International Baccalaureate Programmes at Riverstone here.

Explore one of the safest cities in the United States

With a downtown location in Boise, Idaho, our residential students will be within a short walking distance of coffee shops, movie theaters and shopping. The Greenbelt, a linear walking path along the beautiful Boise River, is steps away. The school campus is a short car ride away.

Popular outdoor activities such as cycling, skiing, rock climbing, or hiking are easily accessible. We encourage all of our students to experience the beauty of Idaho and the United States Pacific Northwest. In addition, competitive and instructional opportunities are available in Nordic and alpine skiing, road cycling, mountain biking, fencing, climbing, dance, gymnastics, music and more through school and local clubs. We will ensure that interested students can get involved in all that our school and community has to offer.

Learn more about Boise here.

Join our residential community with newly-built facilities

Dorm parents and school staff will help students feel at home in their new surroundings, while introducing students to the Riverstone community, Boise community, and surrounding areas. We have specially-designed our residences with community-building in mind.

Read more about Riverstone House, our dormitory, here.

Download our suggested packing list here

Are you ready for your adventure?

Please learn more about our residential students admissions process here. You may also email our Admissions Office for assistance.

Please watch our video featuring Sofi G from Mexico as she speaks about her experience as a residential student at Riverstone International School. For more videos featuring student and alumni perspective, visit our youtube channel here.