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Riley School

James Whitcomb Riley School

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Riley School is a progressive school that exposes students to a rigorous curriculum that challenges them to think creatively, communicate effectively and develop problem-solving skills. Our instructional program includes Regular Education and Special Education. We also provide specialized Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for our non-English speaking students. Beginning in fall 2017, Riley will offer Dual-Language Montessori education beginning with grades K3 and K4. Current Riley students would stay in their existing programs, but younger siblings would have the opportunity to enroll in the new program. At Riley, we have a multicultural school community that celebrates cultural diversity and promotes positive character development. Academic and recreational activities are available in our Community Learning Center and child care program throughout the school year and in the summer. We love our families and they love us!

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Academic/Social Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

  • Citizenship Classes
  • Computer Classes
  • Clubs ( Arts & Crafts Club, Book Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Math Club, Poetry Club, Science Club )

Athletics & Interscholastic Sports

  • Soccer (B/G)

Before & After School

  • Community Learning Center ( COA Youth and Family Centers CLC )

Bilingual & Multicultural

  • Developmental Bilingual Program

Community Partners

  • America Scores
  • Arts @ Large
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Danceworks
  • First Stage Children's Theater
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Junior Achievement
  • Milwaukee Theater
  • Skylight Music Theatre
  • Starbucks
  • Walker's Point Neighborhood Association

Comprehensive Academic Programs

  • Comprehensive Program
  • World Language Classes ( Spanish )

Fine Arts

  • Performing Arts ( Dance )

Parent & Family Resources

  • Adult Language Class (ESL)
  • Parents Book Club

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School Administration

PrincipalHarry A RussoRegional SuperintendentLisette Rodriguez-ReedSchool Board MemberCarol P VossSchool Board District District # 8School Board Member At-LargeTerrence F Falk

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GradesK4 - 5School Hours07:35 AM - 02:20 PMSchool TypeNeighborhoodRegionSouthwestTransportationProvided within transportation region (walk zone excluded) View Transportation Map

Contact Information

PrincipalHarry A RussoSchool AddressRILEY SCHOOL2424 S 4TH STMILWAUKEE WI 53207Phone (414) 902-7100TTY(888)
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