The Best in Boys' Education

Fine Arts


Boys are, without exception, creative beings. The Arts Department at Riverside Military Academy provides an unparalleled venue for the exploration and realization of our boys’ creative vision and talent. The Arts enrich the life of every boy and our community as a whole. Working alongside accomplished and practicing artists, our boys explore their artistic interests and improve their skills. Unlike many boys in coeducational schools, Riverside cadets do not shy away from the arts; it is not unusual to find a boy working on his sketch in the art room, practicing a solo in our beautiful theater, or reciting his lines with peers in the drama room.

Arts Courses

Cadets at Riverside are required to take at least one course in the visual or performing arts. Opportunities in the arts include the following:

  • Fine Art, Painting and Drawing
  • Fine Art, Ceramics and Sculpture
  • Music, Percussion
  • Music, Drum Corps
  • Music, Wind Ensemble
  • Music, Concert Band
  • Music, Symphonic Band
  • Music, Jazz Ensemble
  • Music, Piano
  • Music, Concert Choir
  • Drama, Acting
  • Drama, One-Acts
  • Drama, Play Production
  • Audio-Video Technology & Film I
  • Audio-Video Technology & Film II
  • Audio-Video Technology & Film III

Elliot Eisner

Art is literacy of the heart.


List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Stephen Giove

    CWO2 Steve Giove 

    Fine Arts Department Chair and Director of Bands
  • Photo of Mitch Freeman

    Mr. Mitch Freeman 

    Art Teacher
  • Photo of Zachary Garrett

    Mr. Zach Garrett 11

    Video Production & Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Michael Rossi

    Mr. Michael Rossi 

    Assistant Director of Bands
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 reads:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Riverside Military Academy complies with Title IX.

Alcohol/Tobacco/Drug-Free School
Strictly Enforced