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2020-21 Admission Deadline Dates

January 10 - Admission Application Due
January 17 - Testing and Recommendations Due
February 3 - Financial Aid Application Due
March 6 - Decision Notification Via Email
March 19 - Enrollment Contract and Deposit Due

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 to The River School

The admission process is an opportunity for you to discover our exceptional program and for us to learn more about your child and family. Please contact Megan Campbell, Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, to discuss both the standard admission process and open spots we might have throughout the year. She can be reached at or 202.337.3554.

Visit The River School
Schedule a Parent Tour or attend a Parent & Child Open House.

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 Notification
Emailed March 6, 2020 for standard admission process for 2020-2021 School Year

Enrollment Contracts
Signed enrollment contracts are due March 20, 2020 with a deposit for standard admission process for 2020-2021 School Year.



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