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

Westside — New York, New York

75 West End Avenue, New York, New York 10023
Tel: 212-707-8300 | Fax: 212-707-8600 | Email:

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Our Upper West Side location is conveniently located at 75 West End Avenue near Riverside Boulevard, Lincoln Center, the Time Warner Center, the Hudson River, and Midtown West. Whether you take the A train to Columbus Circle, the 1 train to 66th, or the bus to West End Av/w 63 St or West End Av/w 64 St, River School Westside is easy to get to.

Our Westside location is a top New York City preschool. We’ve been part of the community since 2000 and currently serve approximately 110 students and their families. We offer full-day programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-kindergarteners (ages 8 weeks through 6 years) and an exciting Summer Camp program for preschoolers. And, in addition to our regular curriculum, we also offer a variety of enrichment and extracurricular activities, such as:

  • Spanish Instruction
  • Chess Lessons
  • Piano Lessons
  • Music Classes
  • Yoga Class
  • Art Class – taught by a professional artist
  • Field Trips
  • Ice Skating Lessons

We care about your child’s future, too, and want to make sure we set your family up for success. When your child is getting ready to move on from River School, we’ll offer advice, guidance, and support throughout the entire kindergarten application and admissions process.

  • Heather Murray
    Heather Murray is the Director at River School Westside. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida and has been working in the field of early childhood education for eight years. Heather joined the River School team five years ago as a teacher, and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2017. She transitioned into the Director role in 2019.

  • Alana Einhorn
    Assistant Director
    Alana Einhorn is the Assistant Director at River School Westside. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English/Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been working in the field of early childhood education since 2008 and has experience with infants, toddlers, young preschoolers and pre-k children. She began her time at River School as a Lead Teacher and has transitioned into her current role this year.

  • Lunar New Year Parade
    January 22, 2020
    3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Join us in celebrating Lunar New Year with a parade lead by Mr. John!

  • The Great Kindness Challenge
    January 27, 2020
     - All Day Event

    We’re taking part in the Great Kindness Challenge and you can, too. Visit to learn more.

  • CPR & First Aid
    February 6, 2020
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    CPR and First Aid training lead by Eddie Gallon.

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

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