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


Urgent: Grades 6-8 Smarter Balanced Field Test

For the 2014–2015 testing administration, a secure browser must be installed on each computer or tablet that will be used for student testing. We are requesting parents to assist your child in downloading the browsers from the links below for your childs computer over this weekend. Teachers will conduct sample test with the students on […] Read More


Our biggest fundraiser of the year is underway, and we are seeking parent volunteers to help make this event a great success! On March 25 from 9:30am-12:30pm, we need: 5 parents to help during the BBQ 2-4 parents to work the water stations 2-4 parents for crossing guards 35+ parents to walk with our students […] Read More

Carnival Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to help during Carnival on Saturday, May 2, 2015 The hours are: 9:30 - 12:00 for 25 people to set up and manage the booth 12:00 - 2:30 for 25 people to manage the booth and clean up Please contact Bing Blatteis at vgb3400@hotmail.com to volunteer for Carnival […] Read More

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

We are seeking a volunteer to coordinate River School’s Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in May. If you would like to volunteer for this job, please contact Colleen Topper at napariverschool@outlook.com  Thank you […] Read More