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.



Napa Valley Unified School District enrollment process for the August 2015 to June 2016 school year will begin on Monday, December 1, 2014, including transitional kindergarten and kindergarten registration and open enrollment. This is earlier than in previous years. Also new this year: Parents can apply for open enrollment online, instead of the paper process of previous years. Open Enrollment closes Friday, January 30, 2015.

The River Bulletin


8th Grade Promotion Help Wanted

River School needs a total of 12 parent volunteers to help with our 8th Grade Promotion. Here is a list of jobs that we need filled as soon as possible: (1) 6th or 7th grade parent to work beside Molly Robert, Promotion Coordinator, who could be groomed to fill the Promotion Coordinator job next year(1) […] Read More

School Mural Volunteer Opportunity

Parent volunteers are needed for several parts of a school mural project: Parent needed to pick up materials from local building supply and deliver to River School.  Pick-up truck required. Parents needed to prime sheets of plywood for mural project.  Primer will be provided, however it would be great if you had your own paint trays […] Read More

Student Store Assistance

Our Student Store is looking for two individuals to cover a lunch shift on Tuesday and Friday. This would be from 12:30pm to 1pm on both days, and this volunteer role ends the last week of May. If you are interested please contact Annette at onettie@hotmail.com […] Read More

River Carnival Help

Two parents, preferably of 6th & 7th grade students, are needed to help with coordinating the Carnival - Our need is immediate! The River School Carnival is on Saturday, May 2 from 10am-2pm. Volunteer hours are covered, no log-in needed, but volunteers must work on the day of the Carnival. Please contact Bing Blatteis at vgb3400@hotmail.com […] Read More