Monthly Archives: August 2015

What Makes River School Unique

We asked our teachers at our Newport location one important question – what makes River School unique? Here are some of their answers.

Miss Mariana – River School gives children the opportunity to express themselves using their imagination. With guidance from teachers, the children explore in depth topics that the children show an interest towards. The children expand their creative minds with very little limitations. The River School provides protective guidance and similar routines for children to follow as they transition and grow between classes.

Miss Maria – 1) Teachers – The love, nurturing, and guidance they provide to help children learn and grow. The ability they have to work closely with families to better help the children. 2) Flexibility – River School has an amazing flexibility that they extend to families and staff. They are willing to work closely and individually to help in many situations, provide resources, and sometimes just a listening ear. 3) Curriculum – The curriculum encourages exploration and is child-interest-based, which promotes overall growth and development.

 Miss Barbara – River School has a friendly atmosphere and nurturing teachers. Parents can observe the children and see how happy, and what fun they are having. River School has a wonderful open door policy and families are welcome (and encouraged!) to be involved in activities. Bottom line – fun and learning go hand-in-hand at River School.

We have immediate openings for infants, and 3-5 year olds at our Newport location. If you are looking for a private infant, toddler or preschool in Jersey City, give us a call or come in for a visit!

Music Everywhere Project

Mr. John, or Mr. Music as he is more affectionately known, is in charge of the music program at River School. Throughout the year you might have read about our wonderful music program on this blog with events like a performance by Mariachi Citlalli or our pre-k piano recital. Well to wrap up the year Mr. John has put together a video about how River Schoolers explored music in everyday places and experienced making music with everyday materials! Families were a big help with this ‘Music Everywhere’ project; they recorded their little ones experiencing music everywhere and sent in their footage to help create this montage video. This video is available for download if you visit our vimeo page!

River School offers preschool programs for children 8 weeks to 6 years of age. We offer rolling admissions and there are still openings at our locations for the fall. Give us a call or request info online today!

River School Students ‘Traveled Around the World’

River School Newport enjoyed “Traveling Around the World” this summer! The children and teachers chose a country or state to travel to throughout the summer, learning about the different aspects of each location and working towards transforming the classroom into their destination! During our “Travel Around the World” event, the children got to defy gravity in Outer Space, address the nation from the White House in D.C., go whale watching in Greenland and surfing in California. Other countries/states we visited include Greece, France, Florida, Hawaii and the Bahamas.

River School children traveled around the world and even visited outer space

River Schoolers traveled 'around the world' in their classrooms - they went surfing in hawaii


River Schoolers went around the world this summer right in their own classroom. They learned about different cities, states, and countries.

We have immediate openings for our infant program at our Newport and West End locations! Schedule a visit or give us a call today!

Children in River School Infant Child Care Program Are Having a Great Summer!

All the babies in the Tiny Tigers class at River School are having a wonderful summer. They have been busy with music, art, story times, nice long walks outside and plenty of play time with their teachers. Babies especially love music and the sensory play that is such an important part of their experience in art. Most of all though, our Tiny Tigers enjoy the connection they have with their teachers.

River School Teacher and Child in Infant Care Program


River School Offers Infant Child Care Options


We are fortunate to have immediate openings available in our infant child care classrooms at this time.

Please contact us to schedule a visit to see how wonderful our teachers and program is and your child can begin as early as this week or September.