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Admission Due Dates

January 13 -  Admission Application
January 20 - Testing and Recommendations
February 1 - Financial Aid Application

The River School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, gender, ethnic or national origin in the administration of its admission, financial aid and other school-administered programs.

Applying for the 2017-18 School Year

The Admission Process is an opportunity for you to discover our exceptional program and for us to learn more about your child and family.

Visit The River School

Schedule a Parent Tour - small group from 9:00-10:00am

Submit Online Admission Application
A completed online application and $60 application fee must be submitted.  The Admission Application is Online

Child Play Session
After receipt of your admission application and fee, the Admission Office will contact you in January to schedule a play session for your child. Preschool program applicant visits will be held on Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27, 8:30am-12:00 pm. Elementary applicants will have classroom visits scheduled individually.

Admission Testing
Applicants four years and older are required to submit results from admissions testing. Applicants five years and younger take the WPSSI-IV (Wechsler Preschool Primary Scale of Intelligence Test, 4th edition.) Applicants age six and older take WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 5th edition.) List of Admission Testing Organizations

Recommendation Forms
Recommendation forms should be submitted for PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade applicants.
Teacher Recommendation Form – Pre-K to 1st Grade
Teacher Recommendation Form – 2nd and 3rd Grades

Decision Letters Mailed
Letters are sent in early March.

Enrollment Contracts
Signed enrollment contracts are due with a $1,000 deposit.