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

Newport — Jersey City, New Jersey

30 Newport Parkway, Jersey City, New Jersey 07310
Tel: 201-626-8888 | Fax: 201-626-8920 | Email:

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Our first location – River School Newport – opened its doors in September of 1989. This top Newport preschool is conveniently located at 30 Newport Parkway in downtown Jersey City, near the Newport Center Mall, Newport Green, Newport Office Buildings, and Newport Light Rail and PATH Stations. It’s also less than a ten-minute walk from Hamilton Park and Hoboken.

We currently serve approximately 160 students in full-day infant, toddler, preschool, and pre-kindergarten programs (for children ages 8 weeks through 6 years) and have an exciting Summer Camp program for preschoolers. And, in addition to our regular curriculum, we offer a variety of enrichment and extracurricular activities, such as:

  • Spanish Instruction
  • Chess Lessons
  • Soccer Instruction
  • Piano Lessons
  • Music Classes
  • Jump for Joy Creative Movement Class
  • Art Class – taught by a professional artist
  • Field Trips

Once your child is ready to move on to kindergarten, we’ll offer advice, guidance, and support throughout the entire application and admissions process.

  • Cara Campoli
    Cara Campoli is the director at River School Newport and has been with us since June 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Rutgers University and obtained a Teaching Certification and Master of Arts in Teaching from William Paterson University. Cara has been in the field of education for over 12 years, with experience ranging from preschool to elementary school.

  • Lunar New Year Celebration
    February 16, 2018

  • Holi Celebration
    March 2, 2018

  • St. Patrick’s Day
    March 16, 2018

  • Easter Egg Hunt
    March 30, 2018

  • Earth Day
    April 20, 2018

  • Mothers’ Day
    May 11, 2018

  • Ramadan Celebration
    May 16, 2018

  • Memorial Day Picnic
    May 25, 2018

  • Fathers’ Day
    June 15, 2018

  • Eid al-Fitr
    June 15, 2018

  • Giraffe Graduation
    June 27, 2018

Contact Us To Learn More!

Select a Campus:

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

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