Charisma, that’s the word. I’ve rarely seen a school with such personality. When I rounded the last bend and see the large, colorful school, my surprise is obvious. There is so much art and color and therefore, life. I am charmed by the detailed purple mosaics adorning the floors and the red paintings complementing the walls, as rows of yellow uniforms transmute to their next classes. The aura impresses me. Even if I had stumbled into the lounge with no previous information, I would now I was at a place of learning. I am slightly awed by even the youngest students; their confidence and focus is almost tangible. It is an interesting mission to so obviously combine education and creativity, and the commitment to this mission makes Riverside such a captivating place. --Chia