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2022-23 Admission Deadline Dates

January 7 -  Admission Application Due
January 14 - Recommendations Due
February 1 - Financial Aid Application Due
March 4 - Decision Notification Via Email
March 18 - 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 202.380.9206.

Visit The River School
Take our Virtual Tour, schedule a Zoom/phone call with Megan and/or register for one of our Virtual Open House events on October 22, November 10, December 7 or January 6. We’ve partnered with Ravenna to help manage the admission steps, starting with your initial interest in The River School for your child. Submitting an initial Inquiry Form through the Ravenna System will help us create a smooth process for you. After submitting your information (please complete a separate inquiry form for each of your children), you can register for our Virtual Open House events. Please note: the Inquiry Form is not an application.

Online Admission Application
A completed online application and $65 application fee must be submitted. If you'd like to request an application fee waiver code, please email

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. If applying for the 2021-2022 School Year, please use the forms below. For those applying for the 2022-2023 School Year, you will use the Ravenna System.
Teacher Recommendation Form – Pre-K to 1st Grade
Teacher Recommendation Form – 2nd and 3rd Grades

Decision Notification
Emailed March 4, 2022 for standard admission process for 2022-2023 School Year.

Enrollment Contracts
Signed enrollment contracts are due March 18, 2022 with a deposit for the standard admission process for 2022-2023 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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