Riverside provides a landscape of imagination, where the young discover their creative voice through imaginative work. It is a landscape of adventure crafted especially for boys, but also providing co-ed programs, and cultural events for the whole family. It is a place for boys to rediscover the art of boyhood through adventurous and imaginative learning experiences. It is a place where boys and girls work together in creative collaboration to play music, enact theatrical and film performances, and produce newspapers and broadcasts. It is a center for cultural renewal, where families gather for beautiful and inspiring events that remind us all that we are on a common journey in this life.
What we do and Why...
Riverside Tutorial guides boys on an adventure of Imaginative Learning that inspires, builds a fellowship of creative endeavor, and creates memories that will last a lifetime. Boys who join the Tutorial join a brotherhood: a team of storytellers, artists, outdoorsman, and men of prayer dedicated to seeing and expressing story in all its forms. Our culture is in desperate need of a new generation of young men who are joyful, virtuous, prayerful, adventurous, and imaginative. We are guiding boys to become the heroes they are meant to be with a spirit of adventure and imagination.
Three ideas that express The Riverside Tutorial
Story, The Creative process, and The Art of Boyhood.
Imagination is the most powerful gift we humans have to see, hear, and understand the greater story that we are all in. Everyone longs for a meaningful life and desires to find out who they are and what they are meant to do. Stories are the way we best understand the larger picture in all aspects of life, from culture and family, to economics, politics, and religion. The imagination opens up the grand drama that we are all living, even in the most ordinary of circumstances. One of the greatest experiences of a meaningful education (a word that literally means "to lead out"), is to be led out of the small town view of life onto a vista that inspires everything we do.
The Tutorial is our flagship imaginative learning program. It incorporates all the elements of Riverside into one experience. It is program for Homeschool Boys. Riverside also offers other programs open to those who attend school. All of our programs are centered around creativity/imagination and the outdoors.