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2021-22 Admission Deadline Dates

January 8 - Admission Application Due
January 15 - Recommendations Due
February 5 - Financial Aid Application Due
March 5 - Decision Notification Via Email
March 19 - Enrollment Contract and Deposit Due

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
Take our Virtual Tour and schedule a Zoom/call with Megan.

Online Admission Application
A completed online application and $60 application fee must be submitted. If you'd like to request an application fee waiver code, please email admission@riverschool.netOnline Admission Application

Child Play Session
After receipt of your application, the Admission Office will contact you to schedule a play session for your child. Play sessions will be held virtually over Zoom; or you may be asked to submit a 5-10 minute video of your child playing with you (we’ll provide detailed directions).

Admission Testing
Admission testing (i.e., WPPSI and WISC tests) are not required by The River School.

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 5, 2021 for standard admission process for 2021-2022 School Year.

Enrollment Contracts
Signed enrollment contracts are due March 19, 2021 with a deposit for the standard admission process for 2021-2022 School Year.

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.

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