River Park Nursery School on Capitol Hill 

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.


Upcoming Events


  • Thanks to everyone who joined us for our annual sock hop and silent auction!


  • The application process for the 2020-2021 school year is now closed. Selection decisions will be made soon.

  • If you have any questions about the 2020-2021 application process, they can be directed to RPNSadmissions@gmail.com

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River Park Nursery School  • 212 East Capitol Street, N.E. • Washington, DC 20003 • (202) 546-7767


Ms Erin and one of her students