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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 or attend an Open House.
Call 202-337-3554 for more information and scheduling.

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

Child Play Session
After receipt of your application and fee, the Admission Office will contact you to schedule a play session for your child.

Admission Testing
Applicants age six and older should submit results from the WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 5th edition.) Admission Testing Sites. Applicants under six years old are not required to submit admissions testing.

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 March 17 with a deposit.