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We are still accepting a limited number of applications for the 2023-2024 School Year. Email or call 202.380.9206 to learn more! 

2024-25 Admission Deadline Dates

January 12 -  Admission Application Due
January 22 - Recommendations/Supporting Materials Due
February 2 - Financial Aid Application Due
March 1 - Decision Notification Via Email
March 15 - Enrollment Contract & Deposit Due
June 1, 4:00 pm - Enrollment Contract Binding Date

Tuition & Fees at The River School

September 2023 - June 2024 School Year

 Tuition Refund Insurance

The school offers a tuition refund insurance plan in the event that  child/children are withdrawn, transferred or have an extended illness. This plan is required unless parents pay their full annual tuition prior to the opening date of school or can present evidence of comparable insurance coverage. The premium for this insurance is based upon a percentage of tuition (2.1% for 2024-2025 school year).

The Before Care Program

The Before Care Program provides supervised childcare from 8:00 am until morning classes begin at 8:20 am. It is offered on a full-year contract basis only.

The After Care Program

The After Care Program provides supervised activities from 3:00 to 5:00 pm daily for children in the full-day program. It is offered on a full-year contract basis only.

Parent Association Dues

The dues for each family to join The River School Parents Association (RSPA) is $75 per student.

Upper Elementary (4-5) Activities Fee

Students in Grade 4 and Grade 5 pay an Activities Fee ($1,500) due to additional programming.


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.

Preschool Two Mornings


Preschool Three Mornings


Preschool Five Mornings


Preschool Five
Full Days


K - Grade 3


Upper Elementary Grades 4-5


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