River School

Welcome to River School

From its pioneering inception in 1994, River School is Napa’s first charter school, and is further considered a “California Founding Charter” being one of the first hundred formed in the state. The academic curriculum at River School is rigorous, producing API scores well above 800 by its small but spirited body. The implicit curriculum teaches self-reliance, leadership, and civic/global compassion to prepare students for their 21st century workplace.


The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests, including scoring guides, are now available for grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 in English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The Practice Tests provide a preview of the Smarter Balanced assessments, but do not reflect the full range of content that students may encounter on the actual assessments. Click here for more information.


The River Bulletin


Carnival Cake Walk Needs Goodies

The Carnival Committee needs donations of baked goods of all kinds for the Cake Walk. This very popular games relies solely on donations from our amazing River family. These homemade treats are the sweet prize for this fun game! Click here for the cake walk flyer.We ask that you package goodies in reasonable amounts (2-3 […] Read More

Carnival and Garden Help Needed

Parent volunteers are needed for the following activities: Carnival work: Supervise a car race (May 2, 10-3)! Carnival work: Supervise painting on a mural, designed by students, to be mounted facing Old Sonoma Road. Garden work: Parents are needed to take care of the garden over the summer - anywhere from a week to a […] Read More

Band Festival April 24th

This event is always a treat and such a learning experience for the students. The performances are free and open to the public.    Please email me with questions or concerns: ljouaneh@nvusd.org   Friday, April 24, 2015 CMEA Band/Orchestra Festival   Time: 4:15 pm – meet at River School 4:30 pm – board bus from River […] Read More

Needed: Volunteers To Help During Carnival

We are seeking volunteers to help during Carnival on Saturday, May 2. The hours are 9:30 - 12:00 for 20 people to set up and manage the booth, and 12:00 - 2:30 for 21 people to manage the booth and clean up. Please contact Bing Blatteis at vgb3400@hotmail.com to volunteer for Carnival […] Read More