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Our regular application season concluded January 31.  Beginning March 1, we will evaluate additional applications on a space-available basis.

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.
Items required to complete an application:
1.  Completed Online Student Application
2.  Application fee

The application fee of $60 per student ($120 per family maximum), is payable by check to Rivendell School, dropped off or mailed to the address below. 

3.  Confidential Student Recommendation
The Recommendation Form should 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. Please enter the name and email address of the recommender in the online application. Once you submit your application, the recommendation form will be sent directly to the teacher.
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 may be uploaded to the Online Application or mailed to:
Rivendell School Admissions
2410 N. Kensington Street
Arlington, VA 22205