Application

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Please select the grade you are looking to enroll in:
☐ Kindergarten (age 5 by September 30)
☐ 1st Grade
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☐ 4th Grade
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Child

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Parent / Guardian 1

What does "progressive education" mean to you?
What would be an ideal degree of participation in your child’s educational experience?
Please describe your leadership style as a team leader and your preferred leadership style as a team member. Do you have a preference for team leader or team member and why?
What do you see as the most important elements of a cooperative education program and why?
RFC relies heavily on parent/guardian involvement. Do you have any skills that you can share/volunteer with the school? (e.g. knowledge of art, music, woodworking, robotics, language, etc., or private access to local museums, theaters, Navy ships, etc.)

Parent / Guardian 2

What does “progressive education” mean to you?
For your family, what would be an ideal degree of participation in your child’s educational experience?
Please describe your leadership style as a team leader and your preferred leadership style as a team member. Do you have a preference for team leader or team member and why?
What do you see as the most important elements of a cooperative education program and why?
RFC relies heavily on parent/guardian involvement. Do you have any skills that you can share/volunteer with the school? (e.g. knowledge of art, music, woodworking, robotics, language, etc., or private access to local museums, theaters, Navy ships, etc.)

Background information

Date of Birth and Gender
Please describe your child’s previous educational experience (e.g., homeschool, public school, preschool, etc.), including the school name(s) and dates attended.
Please list every school that your child has attended
What are your educational goals for your child? How do you see us facilitating these goals?
Why do you think your child would be a good fit at RFC?
What role can we expect the child's parent(s)/guardian(s) to play in facilitating this child's educational goals?
Does your child have any hobbies, sports, or special interests, capabilities or talents?
How does your child typically play outdoors?
How do you see your child in their social and emotional development? Does your child have difficulty making friends easily?
Please describe your child's educational experience thus far. What has been successful? What has been challenging?
Does your child learn better in a group or with individual instruction?
Has your child had any remedial work, special tutoring, or enlightenment classes in the past two years? Please explain.
Does your child have any special needs (educational, medical, or psychological)? Has your child received any testing or evaluations that would relate to their academic or social performance? Please have copies sent of tests or evaluations that your child has taken.
Does your child have any ongoing health issues? Is your child consistently toilet trained?
Does your child have any known allergies (if so, please specify)?
Does your child require daily medication during school hours?
Are there any areas in which we may be able to give special help and encouragement to your child?
How did you initially hear about or come to find the River Farm Cooperative (RFC)?
☐ Friend
☐ Current Family
☐ Facebook
☐ Web Search
☐ Website
☐ Adversitsement
☐ Alumni Family
☐ Other:
Do you have a relationship with any current or former members of RFC, to your knowledge? If so, please list them.
In order for your child’s application for enrollment to be considered complete, we must receive a confidential student evaluation form from your child’s most recent teacher, or in the event your child was most recently homeschooled, a non-family member instructor, coach, or clergy person who knows your child and can comment on your child’s personality, academic skills, socioemotional skills, and learning abilities. Please indicate below to whom we should send the confidential form.
Name, Title, and Email:
I have read the above Enrollment Policy and agree to comply with the terms as stated.
I have read the above Enrollment Policy and agree to comply with the terms as stated.

Non-Discrimination Policy

We value diversity among our students. The River Farm Cooperative does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, or other programs.

RFC Admissions The River Farm Cooperative School 6744 South Kings Highway Alexandria, VA, 22306 admissions@riverfarmcooperative.com