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Rivendell School is a learning community. The admission process reflects our commitment to community by interviewing parents and not focusing solely on the child applying. Parents are interviewed to ensure that they understand and support Rivendell’s philosophy of education.

The child’s application is reviewed for grade readiness and for learning differences or needs that Rivendell School may not be equipped to accommodate. Rivendell takes into consideration sibling priority, alumni status, and gender balance and welcomes students from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.

To apply, please use our Online Application

Items required to complete an application are as follows:

1.  Completed Online Student Application
2.  Application fee
The application fee of $60 per student, not to exceed $120 per family, is payable by check to Rivendell School, mailed to the address below.
3.  Confidential Student Recommendation
The Recommendation Form is to be completed by your child’s current teacher. For Kindergarten or homeschooled students, the form should be completed by a non-family member who has worked with your child in a group or classroom setting.
4.  Previous two years' report cards (grades 2-8 applicants) or Kindergarten report card (grade 1 applicants)
5.  Standardized testing records and educational or academic testing information
Requested items should be uploaded to the Online Application or may be mailed to:
          Rivendell School Admissions
          5700 Lee Highway
          Arlington, VA 22207