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Applications for the 2024-2025 school year were due January 20. Contact for further information.

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.
Each 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.
Application items required:
1.  Online Student Application
2.  Application fee
The $75 per student application fee is paid by credit card with the application. If you are applying for more than two children, please contact for waiver of additional application fees. 
3.  Confidential Student Recommendation
The Recommendation/Referral 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 teacher's name and email address in the application. Once you submit your application, the requested form will be sent directly to the teacher.
4.  Most recent two years' report cards (grades 2-8 applicants) or Kindergarten report card (grade 1 applicants)
Homeschooled students should submit a description of their current curriculum and a recent student writing sample.
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