Admission Due Dates
Why River? Why 18 Months through Third Grade?
Our focus on children in the toddler years through third grade allows us to work with children from the very beginning to develop language, literacy and social skills that will serve them for their lifetime. Our children learn to work and play collaboratively, preparing them to be tolerant, thoughtful and engaged members of society.
Ninety-five percent of our faculty hold a master’s degree or higher, giving us the expertise to develop new teaching strategies that help every child optimize his or her development. Our faculty present at conferences nationally and internationally, publish in peer-reviewed journals and train graduate students from 15 to 21 different universities each year. We specialize in early childhood education—we study how children develop language, literacy, social and academic skills and use that knowledge to develop new ways to help each and every child thrive.
Our third graders write and star in The River School Musical, serve as ambassadors at school-wide events, read to younger children, present experiment results at our science fair, and engage in challenging writing and STEM projects, which all provide them a sense of mastery, competence and leadership. When it is time to leave River they are confident, responsible and kind children who are well prepared socially and academically for their next school.