Our History
Founded in 1982 River East Elementary School was born from a collaboration between involved parents and dedicated educators who were committed to a child-centered, progressive educational approach. Its roots can be traced back to the Central Park East network of schools founded by Debbie Meier. While we continue to hold to progressive ideologies with constructivist and inquiry-based learning approaches, and a full arts integration program, we have also embraced a standards based rigorous instructional program that seeks to ensure that our students master basic literacy and math skills in the early grades.