Educational Institutions

River School

  • Washington, DC
  • www.riverschool.net

Mission Statement

The River School's inclusive program challenges each child to work collaboratively, to think critically, and to develop the confidence to take risks, embrace their curiosity, and find their voice.

Main Programs

  1. The River School
Service Areas

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International

The River School serves metropolitan Washington, DC, which includes northern Virginia and the Maryland suburbs. Children also come to our program from across the country and around the world.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 1999

Self-reported

Mrs. Nancy Mellon

Keywords

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Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Inclusive education, Deaf Education, Disabilities

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EIN

52-2172713

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The River School offers an inclusive educational program and clinical services in audiology, speech pathology and occupational therapy for children with hearing loss in greater Washington, DC. For infants and families to fully benefit from early identification and hearing technology, it is crucial that they receive timely, intense, and high-quality intervention. When appropriate educational and therapeutic supports are available, children with hearing loss can attain age-appropriate speech and language skills and achieve academically in mainstream school settings.

Programs

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Program 1

The River School

The River School offers an inclusive educational program and clinical services in audiology, speech pathology, and occupational therapy for children with hearing loss in Washington, DC. For infants and families to benefit fully from early identification and hearing technology, it is crucial that they receive timely, intense, and high-quality intervention. When appropriate educational and therapeutic supports are available, children with hearing loss can attain age-appropriate speech and language skills and achieve academically in mainstream school settings. For the past ten years, our program has proven to be very successful in helping young children achieve age appropriate development despite an early hearing loss: River School students generally read at or above grade level and have age appropriate spoken language skills once they finish Kindergarten.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$5,907,170.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The River School serves metropolitan Washington, DC, which includes northern Virginia and the Maryland suburbs. Children also come to our program from across the country and around the world.

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Financials

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The River School
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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River School

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Nancy Mellon

BIO

Ms. Mellon founded The River School in April 1999 and has served as Executive Director since. She holds a master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Johns Hopkins University. From 1994 to 2001, Ms. Mellon served as Clinical Coordinator of the Listening Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital; from 1987 to 1993, she directed a private preschool in Washington, DC. Ms. Mellon was on the board of Discovery Creek Children’s Museum for ten years and currently serves on The River School’s and The New Legacy School’s board of directors.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mollie Dougherty

Morgan Stanley

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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