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Quick Facts

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.

  • Ages: 18 months to 3rd grade
  • Total Enrollment: 225
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 5-to-1
  • Average Class Size: 8-16
  • Percentage of Students with Hearing Loss: 10-15%
  • Percentage of Students receiving financial assistance: 23.5%
Faculty and Staff
  • Total Faculty and Staff: 80
  • Master’s level educator and speech-language pathologist in each classroom
  • Transdisciplinary support teams (occupational therapy, audiology, psychology)
  • Percentage with advanced degrees: 95%, including four doctorates

The River School is located in northwest Washington DC, west of Georgetown and is convenient to the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. MacArthur Boulevard offers the advantages of a neighborhood setting along with a public library, stores, and parks.

Association of Independent Maryland and District of Columbia Schools (AIMS-MDDC)

Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington
National Association of Independent Schools
National Business Officers Association
Parents Council of Washington
Palisades Citizens’ Association
American Cochlear Implant Alliance