The River School

Tel: (202)337-3554
  • The River School is dedicated to nurturing children 18 months through Grade 3.
  • The school`s innovative educational model pairs a master`s level educator and a speech language pathologist in each classroom, and focuses on language, literacy and social development.
  • Classroom practice emphasizes experiential and collaborative learning, using thematic curriculum to seamlessly integrate literacy, math, science, drama, music, art, physical education and yoga.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-3
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students195 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 50%
Students by GradeThe River School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 12 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges
% on Financial Aid
23%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMegan Campbell
Admissions AssociateNicky David

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
Indoor SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess, Cooking, Destination Imagination (STEAM), Dinosaur Fun with Imagination Stage, Lego Robotics, River Art, Spanish with Language Stars, Textiles, Tinkering Chess, Cooking, Lego Robotics, River Art, Textiles, Tinkering, Destination Imagination (STEAM),
Dinosaur Fun with Imagination Stage,
Spanish with Language Stars,

School Notes

  • The River School is dedicated to children 18 months through Grade 3.
  • The school`s innovative educational model pairs a master`s level educator and a speech language pathologist in each classroom, and focuses on language, literacy and social development. 
  • Classroom practice emphasizes experiential and collaborative learning, using thematic curriculum to seamlessly integrate literacy, math, science, drama, music, art, physical education and yoga.
  • The River School`s unique inclusion program is internationally acclaimed. Most students (85% or more) are children with normal hearing; each classroom includes a few children with hearing loss who use cochlear implants or hearing aids. The teaching team supports all of the children in the classroom, with every student greatly benefiting from the rich educational experience.
  • The River School is located in northwest Washington DC, west of Georgetown and convenient to the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. It offers the advantages of a neighborhood setting with a public library, shopping and parks nearby.
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