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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 late May. 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.

RPNS Now Enrolling!


Enrollment for the 2022 - 2023 school year is now in full swing and we have a few coveted spots available! When we reach full enrollment, we typically have an active wait-pool that can move over the summer as family plans can change. Please submit your application today if you are interested in River Park. If you have any questions about the 2022-2023 application process, they can be directed to