The River School
Opening Minds to a Lifetime of Joy and Learning


At River School, we welcome families from all different backgrounds and believe that a diverse community is essential to achieving the best possible learning environment and educational experience. We offer full-time and part-time programs for all age groups, from 2 months to 6 years of age.

The Admissions Process:

We accept applications year round for children ages 2 months to 6 years; admissions are first come, first served, as space becomes available. Please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Take a tour*. Visit us to see children in the classroom environment and get a feel for how your child will spend his or her days learning and growing at River School. Schedule a visit online or call your preferred campus location.
  2. Submit an application. Applications can be found online or at the school and can be submitted anytime via email, fax, or regular mail. You can also pick up and submit your application directly after your tour.
  3. Look for a confirmation. Once we’ve received your application, we’ll send you a confirmation email within 48 hours.
  4. Look for news about openings. We’ll let you know when we have an opening for your child – usually one to two months in advance of the start date. Once you accept the admissions offer, we ask that you submit a security deposit (equal to one month’s tuition) and your first month’s tuition payment to hold your child’s spot.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any questions throughout the admissions process.

*If you can’t come in for a visit, please give us a call or fill out the Contact Us form found on our website and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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Select a Campus:

  • Manhattan (West End Ave at 63rd St)
  • Warren Street, Jersery City
  • Exchange Place, Jersey City
  • Newport, Jersey City

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For additional information about our admission process, please visit our Admissions page.