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

Warren — Jersey City, New Jersey

251 Warren Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Tel: 201-427-9070 | Fax: 201-793-7823 | Email:

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

River School Warren has been part of the community since September of 2000. In 2014 we expanded our location and we are now conveniently located at 251 and 254 Warren Street in downtown Jersey City, near the Exchange Place and Grove Street PATH Stations and the Exchange Place and Marin Light Rail Stations. It’s also just two blocks from the Harborside Financial District and close to Liberty Towers, 255 Grand, Hudson Green, Trump Towers, and 50 Columbus.

Our full-day private programs for Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschool and PreK make River School on Warren a top Jersey City preschool. And, in addition to our regular curriculum, we also offer an exciting enrichment and extracurricular activities and Summer Camp program, such as:

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

We care about your child’s education journey, and when he or she is ready to move on to kindergarten, we’ll guide you through the application and admissions process and give your family the advice and support you need.


  • Laura Holzapfel
    Laura Holzapfel is a director at River School Warren. She completed her Master of Educational Leadership at Montclair State University in December 2017. She has over ten years of experience in the field of early childhood education and has a passion for helping infants and toddlers develop and grow. She started working with River School in 2012 as an assistant director and was later promoted to director in 2014.

  • Ronnie Dorfzaun
    Ronnie Dorfzaun is a director at River School Warren. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies and Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Brandeis University, and in 2015 received a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University. Ronnie has been in the field of early childhood education for over ten years in different positions. She joined River School in 2015 as the assistant director and was later promoted to director in 2016.

  • Amara Ahmed
    Assistant Director
    Amara is the Assistant Director at River School Warren. She holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Amara began her role at River School in 2018, but has been working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers in various capacities for the past seven years. Through her experiences in the field, she developed a strong passion for providing care for children with disabilities, specifically children who are hard of hearing/Deaf, seeking a certification for Sign Language Interpretation. She enjoys using this skills to help communication growth in infants and toddlers, using sign language as a benefit that will help give a transition period between gestural and verbal communication.

  • Keyhonna Rembert
    Assistant Director
    Keyhonna is the Assistant Director at River School Warren. She completed her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor's program. Keyhonna began working at the River School in 2012 as a Two's teacher and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2018. With 7 years of child care experience, Keyhonna is still very passionate and dedicated to building a foundation for the developmental growth of young children​.

We would love to have you at our next community event! No RSVP necessary.

Join us on our Breast Cancer Awareness Walk this Saturday October, 20th in Jersey City. Click here  to learn more.

  • Diwali Celebration
    October 25, 2019
     - All Day Event

  • Halloween Parade
    October 31, 2019
     - All Day Event

  • Thanksgiving Feast
    November 27, 2019
     - All Day Event

  • Hannukah Celebration
    December 23, 2019
     - All Day Event

  • Christmas Celebration
    December 26, 2019
     - All Day Event

  • Kwanzaa Celebration
    December 27, 2019
     - All Day Event

  • New Years' Countdown
    December 31, 2019
     - All Day Event

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