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Visit to create a username and password within our online admissions portal, myRPDS; this is the hub to register for events, submit an online application, and complete steps in the admissions process.

Visit campus (September - February) to explore teaching and learning at Riverside; register via myRPDS to attend a Parent Tour, Chapel service, Rise N' Shine session, Rams on the Rise events. Parent tours are required, all other events are optional. To learn more about these events, click here.

New prospective families are asked to complete the Riverside Admissions Application and submit a non-refundable $100 application fee (per applicant).

Current RPDS families, alumni, and faculty are asked to complete the Riverside Sibling/Alumni/Faculty Application and submit a non-refundable $50 application fee (per applicant).

Coordinated by the Admissions Team upon submission of the online admissions application. 

PreK 3: No On-Campus Assessment required for first round applicants. After the initial application deadline, PreK 3 applicants must participate in an on-campus playdate. All PreK 3 children must be school ready and potty trained by the start of school.

PreK 4: On-Campus Assessment for overall readiness and maturity.

K-6th Grade: On-Campus Visit and Assessment

Confidential FCIS Teacher Recommendation Form (PreK 4-6th grade applicants) and Transcripts (1st-6th Grade applicants)

In partnership with fellow FCIS schools, all first round admissions decisions will be shared electronically on Wednesday, March 6, for applicants who have met the initial application deadline. For planning purposes, please know that enrollment agreements are due Friday, March 22. 






Admissions Key Dates

Mark your calendar with these important dates.

Dates & Deadlines
Select grade level applications remain open for the 2023-24 school year. Additionally, we are now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year. 


Online Application Opens

Application Deadline (first round) Jan.26
Supplemental Materials & Financial Assistance Deadline      Feb. 9
Online Decision Notification (first round)

Mar. 6

Enrollment Deadline (first round) Mar.22

If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding our upcoming dates and deadlines, please contact Tavia Mullen, Director of Admissions at or 904-353-3459.

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