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 72nd, 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.

  • Cam Ellis
    Cam Ellis is the director at River School Westside, where she has enjoyed working with children, families, and teachers since June 2016. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Virginia Tech, a Master of Teaching from the University of Southern California, and an Administration and Supervision credential from the University of Virginia. Cam has worked in the field of education for eight years, focusing on early childhood education for the past three.

  • Heather Murray
    Assistant Director
    Heather Murray is the assistant 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 seven years. Heather joined the River School team four years ago as a teacher, and was promoted to her current role in 2017.

Join us for our Preschool Open House!

January 29th – Febuary 2nd 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

No RSVP necessary. Click here to learn more.

  • River School Winter Olympics
    February 5, 2018

  • Valentine's Day
    February 14, 2018

  • Lunar New Year Celebration
    February 16, 2018
    3:00 pm

  • Purim Celebration
    February 28, 2018
    10:00 am

  • St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast
    March 16, 2018
    7:30 am to 9:00 am

  • Easter Egg Hunt
    March 30, 2018
    3:00 pm

  • Monkeys’ Spring Musical
    April 13, 2018
    5:30 pm

  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration
    May 4, 2018
    2:30 pm

  • Mother’s Day Breakfast
    May 11, 2018
    7:30 am to 9:00 am

  • Ramadan Celebration
    May 16, 2018
    4:00 pm

  • Doughnuts with Dad
    June 19, 2018
    7:30 am to 9:00 am

  • Spring Piano Recital

  • Giraffes’ Graduation
    June 28, 2018
    3:00 pm

  • End-of-Year Beach Party
    June 29, 2018
    3:30 pm

  • Summer Carnival
    August 24, 2018
    3:30 pm

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Select a Campus:

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

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