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The Admissions Checklist



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; however, children must be school ready and potty trained.

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 1, for applicants who have met the initial application deadline. For planning purposes, please know that enrollment agreements are due Friday, March 17. 






Admissions Key Dates

Mark your calendar with these important dates.

Dates & Deadlines
Although the first round application deadline has passed, applications remain open for the 2023-2024 school year in select grade levels.


Online Application Opens

September 1
Application Deadline (first round) January 27
Supplemental Materials & Financial Assistance Deadline      February 10
Online Decision Notification (first round)

March 1

Enrollment Deadline (first round) March 17

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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