River Schoolers explore the learning opportunities embedded in our thematic curriculum while they learn to play cooperatively, work collaboratively and solve problems.
Starting at 18 months, The River School helps children take the first steps from learning at home to learning in a school environment. We do this through play, which is the natural enterprise of young children. Our play-based curriculum provides opportunities to build a foundation of skills in a variety of areas including language, social-emotional awareness, self-regulation, and problem solving.
Preschool faculty all hold masters degrees; each classroom is co-taught by an educator and a speech language pathologist. Teaching teams nurture and guide students as they explore through play in our dynamic, theme-based classrooms. Teachers and children work together during each theme to transform the classroom into a new realm, such as a fire station, bakery or doctor’s office. They dress up, explore new roles, and acquire new skills and vocabulary as they construct knowledge about their expanding worlds.
River Schoolers explore the learning opportunities embedded in our thematic curriculum while they learn to play cooperatively, work collaboratively and solve problems. As they move through Preschool to PreKindergarten, children become increasingly independent, curious and creative. Each child begins to find their own voice.