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Welcome! This page is set up as a bridge for incoming families to lead you into your new home at Rivendell. Please explore our website to learn more about Rivendell's philosophy, guidelines, academics and life.  We are eager to assist you in this transition, so please contact the Office at if you have questions.


1. Create a ParentsWeb account.

2. Next, after you have created your account, login to ParentsWeb, and the forms are found under the left menu, under "Family Information" and click "Re-enrollment".  An enrollment screen with your child's name on it will appear. your new account and complete the enrollment forms.  

  • Note:  the online re-enrollment online forms do not work well with a smartphone, therefore using a computer is advised (Chrome or Firefox recommended).  

The forms must be finished to complete your enrollment. If you have questions, please contact the office at

Tuition payments are due the first of each month, July through April. You will receive an invoice by email in June. Further explanation may be found in our Tuition Policy. All payments should be mailed to the school at 5700 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207 or brought into the office and placed in the metal lock-box marked TUITION.

Students rising to 2nd Grade and above will be given a summer packet to complete by the first day of school. This assignment is designed to keep skills fresh during the summer months and to provide some mental exercise.  It should not feel like drudgery.  Please look under Summer Information for the packet and the reading assignment for your child's upcoming year.

Rivendell Listserve Guidelines & Steps - One way the community communicates
Uniform Policy - What do I need to be ready for school?
Uniform Summary Chart - Quick reference for uniforms

Where do I drop off forms?
While most forms get dropped in the office, picture forms and field trip permission forms must go to the child's teacher directly.

Do I need to sign in?
Yes, every person who enters the building who is not enrolled or employed there must sign in.  If you are volunteering regularly, we ask that you sign in every time, but you only need to wear a nametag for the month of September.  This allows the staff and volunteers time to get to know you and for you to get to know them.  Everyone must sign in so we know who is in the building at all times in case of an emergency.

When does my child have lunch and recess?  When is gym day? 
These documents detail the Lunch and Recess Schedule and morning Drop-Off Schedule by Form and Day.

I emailed someone at Rivendell and it bounced back.  Do you have his/her current email address?
Yes, we do, but so do you.  Family contact information may be found in the Directory of our ParentsWeb.

I am driving for a field trip, What do I need to do?
You need to submit a copy of your driver's license, insurance card and driver's record every school year.  This is mandated by our insurance and we recommend you do it in September so you don't have to do it in a panic when you are asked to drive.  Further instructions can be found here and under Rivendell School Handbook.