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Welcome to The River School

An Internationally Acclaimed Model for Teaching and Learning

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.

Unique elements that define our program.

Learn about our curriculum and how it builds each year.

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Life at The River School

Co-Teaching & Personalized Education

Our co-teaching model pairs a master’s level educator with a speech-language pathologist in each classroom, a unique and effective combination for cementing strong language, literacy and social skills.

Active Learning

Children engage in active learning; they work collaboratively in groups, solve problems, make mistakes and learn from them, and develop the confidence to take risks, share ideas and speak up.

A Community of Learners

Relationships between children and faculty are strengthened by collaboration among faculty, administrators and families.

Progressive Education

By expanding children’s opportunities for social, physical and creative development we enhance their personal and academic success.

The River School News & Events

10:30 am YaLa Fitness Class at River School @ River School
YaLa Fitness Class at River School @ River School
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Hosted by River parent and Auction Chair Kristin Rae Cecchi and Laurent Amzallag, creator of YaLa Fitness, in support of The River School Scholarship Auction. Email Genevieve to sign up, $30/person. Open to everyone! Attend…
6:30 pm International Day/Evening at The... @ The River School
International Day/Evening at The... @ The River School
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We are celebrating the many cultures represented by our community! River families, please join us for International Night at The River School on Thursday, April 27, from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Attend this fun event with…
10:00 am RiverWalk
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
This event is not-to-be-missed! Each year, River families and friends gather together for the Jill Bailey Chenet RiverWalk and River School Spring Picnic at Carderock Park in Great Falls. The day begins at 10:00 am…
1:00 pm K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades Scho...
K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades Scho...
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – May 11 @ 2:00 pm
All families welcome to attend! One of the highlights of the year is the Elementary Program’s Spring Musical. It is truly spectacular production and the children get to experience being onstage with lights, microphones, and…
9:00 am Grandparents and Special Friends...
Grandparents and Special Friends...
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grandparents and Special Friends of all students are invited to The River School on Friday, May 12. The event begins at 9:00 am and includes classroom time, coffee and breakfast treats, and the Elementary Program’s…

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