River School

4880 Macarthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007
     Tel: (202)337-3554
Grades: NS - 3 | 224 students
The River School was founded in April 1999 to provide successful educational experiences for children from 18 months through 3rd grade.
The River School’s Innovative Model Includes: an Arts and Sciences focus - drama, visual arts, music, library, science, yoga and physical education are offered to children as young as 18 months; at thematic curriculum and a collaborative approach - promoting experiential learning; a unique teaching model - a master’s level educator is paired with a speech-language pathologist in each classroom providing an ideal setting for social and language and literacy development;  small class sizes - helping each child fulfill his or her innate potential; and low child-to-teacher ratio - providing individualized attention and the ability to nurture each child’s ideas and interests.  Our teachers create classroom communities that are child-centered, challenging and dynamic.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 3
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 224 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade River School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 99%
Average Class Size 11 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 17
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $12,110 - $32,070 depending on the program
% on Financial Aid 23%
Average Financial Aid Grant $24,873
Admissions Director Courtney Magnus

School Notes:

Our program begins with children 18 months old and ends after the 3rd Grade.
Our application process includes: a Parent Tour of the school, a completed application and fee, an applicant play/classroom visit and testing for applicants 4 years and older.

Profile last updated: 09/04/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Lab School Of Washington (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Lab School Of Washington (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of Victory School (0.1 miles away)
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