Where Small Steps Become Giant Leaps.

We’re 18 months through Grade 3 because
we know first steps are foundational.
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Welcome to The River School

An Internationally Acclaimed Model for Teaching and Learning

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.

Unique elements that define our program.

Learn about our curriculum and how it builds each year.

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Life at The River School

Co-Teaching & Personalized Education

Our co-teaching model pairs a master’s level educator with a speech-language pathologist in each classroom, a unique and effective combination for cementing strong language, literacy and social skills.

Active Learning

Children engage in active learning; they work collaboratively in groups, solve problems, make mistakes and learn from them, and develop the confidence to take risks, share ideas and speak up.

A Community of Learners

Relationships between children and faculty are strengthened by collaboration among faculty, administrators and families.

Progressive Education

By expanding children’s opportunities for social, physical and creative development we enhance their personal and academic success.

The River School News & Events

all-day Fall Enrichment Classes Begin
Fall Enrichment Classes Begin
Sep 16 all-day
It is time to enroll in the Fall 2019 Enrichment Program! There are many popular classes back for another semester with several new and returning favorites as well. Fliers are attached here. REGISTER HERE: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/TheRiverSchool?orglink=camps-registration.…
12:30 pm PreKindergarten Playdate
PreKindergarten Playdate
Sep 22 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Crayfish, Beaver and Blue Crab room parents invite these Pre-K families for a Pre-K play date at Westmoreland Hills Park on Sunday, September 22 from 12:30-2:30pm. Please feel free to sign up to bring something…
6:00 pm Back to School Night
Back to School Night
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Back-to-School Night begins at 6:00 pm with a parent social and presentation. Hear from The River School’s Board of Trustees about River’s future plans and meet our Arts & Sciences faculty and administrators. Classroom visits…

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