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The nursery school 

in the heart of Capitol Hill 

since 1963.


A community for play and learning


Our Story

For over 50 years, River Park Nursery School has provided an exceptional environment in which children ages 3 to 5 can play

and learn. 


RPNS is committed to offering a program of developmentally appropriate activities for nursery-school aged children, under the guidance of highly qualified professional instructors.  The program is designed to encourage individual growth, in a pro-social environment, and to foster exploration, creativity and good work habits through the experience of shared value and citizenship. 


With a teacher-student ratio of 5:1, River Park Nursery School offers highly individualized attention. Classes are held Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The school year runs from September through early June. Families may choose a schedule of 3, 4 or 5 mornings a week.

Strong parent involvement is an integral part of our school community. RPNS is a co-operative, parent-run organization and fully licensed in the District of Columbia.


  • Saturday Dec. 11th, 2021: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Saturday Feb. 5th, 2022: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Please join us to learn more about attending River Park for the 2022-2023 school year.  We’ll be sharing information about the school and the admissions process, and you can meet our teachers and students! 

If you have any questions about the 2022-2023 application process, they can be directed to