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The River School

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The River School is dedicated to children 18 months through third grade. 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.

Basic Facts

    Available Spots: We have spots available in Preschool 3's through Grade 1

    Age Range:
    18 months - Grade 3

    Years Established: 1999

    Enrollment: 200

    Average Class Size: 8 - 16

    Tuition: $18,535 - $35,800

    Who you serve:
    Co-ed, Elementary, Preschool

    Mission/Philosophy
    The River School's inclusive program challenges each child to work collaboratively, to think critically, and to develop the confidence to take risks, embrace their curiosity, and find their voice.

    Available Hours:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact Details

  • Address: 4880 Macarthur Blvd NW Washington, DC 20007
  • Zip Code: 20007
  • Phone: 202.337.3554
  • Website: http://www.riverschool.net/

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  1. Agree with JB. Teaching kids how to work together in harmony is such a wonderful concept. We have all the confidence in the world this type of education will take our children to the next level they deserve.

    Check. It. Out!

  2. Please come look at River! We are a “graduate” family so I can say with confidence that you must look at River. If we were still there we’d steer clear if we were trying to enroll a child. The staff a teachers are warm, friendly, and experts! Hands down I would send my kids to River again and again!!

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