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River Farm Cooperative is a highly rated, private school located in Alexandria, VA. It has 30 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $7,750 for the highest grade offered.
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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River Farm Cooperative Reviews
We are grateful for the chance to be part of this affordable gem! Helping to run this coop has been an amazing opportunity to learn, grow, and share and staff and other member families have become life-long friends. Our kids have thrived as their teachers challenge them daily. Our kids have experienced tremendous growth in how they relate to others, resolve conflict, and respect the world around them. They excelled with the individualized attention and child-paced learning. Academics are strong, but are not the singular focus of this school; attention is also paid to fostering a love of learning and an appreciation for nature. Plus, they have ample time outside (an hour or more every day and a weekly nature hike), a big change from our previous school with 15-minute recess.
Engaging and flexible. This school is very unique and is a great alternative to public education or homeschooling. Our kids love it! Our latest assignment had us exploring nature looking for birds and taking pictures. Then our daughter sketched and labeled the different parts of the bird, we talked about where they lived, and why they are in trees. All the students started a online curriculum days after schools were closed due to COVID-19 which kept students engaged. Just a small example of the learning depth this school has offered. Learning should be fun and this school created that environment. Excited about the future!
River Farm is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in your child's school experience and connect with a like-minded community. I appreciate the garden and outdoor area, the hour of recess everyday, weekly hikes and daily yoga and have seen first hand what a benefit these things are to the students! Small class sizes and multiage classrooms are exactly what we were looking for, and I love that each student is met where they truly are. This school is exactly what we were looking for and has been an incredibly beneficial experience for our child.