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Thank you for your interest in Rivendell School. We are a Christ–centered K – 8th grade school located in Arlington, Virginia. At Rivendell our motto is “helping children explore God’s world and discover their place in it.” We do this by joyfully providing excellent Christ-Centered education.

We believe every child is unique and made in the image of God and we teach this to our students. We limit our class sizes to ensure that we understand and can nurture each child. We want every child to feel known at Rivendell and part of a loving community. As children understand the love of their creator and feel safe in their surroundings, they are ready to thrive educationally, emotionally, and spiritually.

There are other aspects of our approach to education that distinguish Rivendell from other schools. At Rivendell we see parental involvement as critical to a child’s learning and the life of the school. We think a real partnership with our parents is a vital part of educating and developing the character of a child. We also have a multifaceted approach to teaching that includes lectures, seminars, hands-on learning and more. We think children learn best when their minds are challenged in multiple ways. Finally, we teach in thematic units that combine learning objectives from different disciplines in an integral way.

I hope you will take the time to read through the articles and excerpts on our website. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule a visit. We recently moved into a brand-new facility and there is a lot to see. If you do stop by, I hope to be able to meet with you and share my thoughts about what makes Rivendell School such a special place.

- David Andrukonis