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My Return to Rivendell

by Willa Moore, Assistant Teacher I recently told a student in Classroom Three that I had attended Rivendell School when I was a little girl and was met with a look of utter shock and glee: “You?!” she cried, “You went here? To Rivendell?” Her excitement was both because of the awe-inspiring reminder that even […]

25 Years of Rivendell: The Alumni Community

by Angela Carola, Rivendell Board of Trustees As parents of Rivendell alumni, we will always be vital to the success and growth of Rivendell School. While our children were here, we experienced what it means to be part of the community and see the strong sense of understanding about others that our children gained through […]

Planting the Seed of Kindness at Rivendell School

This article originally appeared in the Brooklyn Paper on June 15, 2018. https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/41/25/biz-rivendell-school-in-gowanus-2018-06-15.html   BY CAMILLE SPERRAZZA It sometimes seems that Rivendell School, for children ages 2–5, is the best-kept secret in the Gowanus area. The beautiful, modern building is an inviting environment, surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops, and gardens. The school has its own […]

“From Peer Coach to Classroom Partner” Presentation

Rivendell Director Katy Hill, CORE Program Coordinator Rosalie Woodside and special education itinerant teacher Denise Taddonio will present their poster From Peer Coach to Classroom Partner: Lessons Learned in Including Children with Autism in Preschool this December at the Zero to Three Annual Conference in San Diego, California.  The poster documents the development of increasingly collaborative efforts among […]