River Farm Forest School

River Farm Forest School: Where Roots Grow Deep and Branches Reach HighMission Statement: At River Farm Forest School, we nurture curious minds and adventurous spirits, weaving together the wisdom of nature, the joy of learning, and the resilience of community to cultivate adaptable individuals who thrive in a changing world.m Forest School, we nurture curious minds and adventurous spirits, weaving together the wisdom of nature, the joy of learning, and the resilience of community to cultivate adaptable individuals who thrive in a changing world.

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River Farm Forest School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
2014

Student Body

Total Students
38 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
River Farm Forest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
N/A

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
67%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ashley Mack
Endowment Size
$0.5 million

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ultimate Frisbee pickup games

School Notes

Our Guiding Pillars (values):
  • Rooted in Nature: We immerse ourselves in the vibrant tapestry of the forest, fostering a deep connection to the natural world and its dynamic rhythms. This foundation in nature provides a constant source of inspiration, resilience, and adaptability.
  • Empowered Learners: We ignite a love for discovery through play-based exploration, hands-on experiences, and student-driven inquiry. We empower children to be resourceful problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners, ready to navigate the complexities of a changing world.
  • Branching Connections: We cultivate a diverse and inclusive community where collaboration, empathy, and respect flourish. We build bridges across disciplines, cultures, and perspectives, preparing our students to thrive in a globalized and interconnected world.
Outcomes of our Mission
Our graduates emerge as:
  • Confident and Creative: Individuals who approach challenges with ingenuity and resourcefulness, unafraid to explore new ideas and embrace change.
  • Ethical and Empathetic: Leaders who understand the interconnectedness of our world and act with compassion and integrity towards all living things.
  • Resilient and adaptable: Changemakers who navigate the complexities of life with flexibility, perseverance, and an unwavering belief in their ability to make a positive impact.
Call to Action: River Farm Forest School is more than a school; it's a launchpad for resilient, adaptable individuals who will shape a brighter future. We invite you to join us on this transformative journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does River Farm Forest School cost?
River Farm Forest School's tuition is approximately $11,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of River Farm Forest School?
The acceptance rate of River Farm Forest School is 67%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. River Farm Forest School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Virginia with low acceptance rates.
What is River Farm Forest School's ranking?
River Farm Forest School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for River Farm Forest School?
The application deadline for River Farm Forest School is Feb. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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The average private school tuition in Alexandria, VA is $26,772 for elementary schools and $40,120 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alexandria, VA is 68% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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