Please note, as of March 18, 2020 Riverbend’s application fee has been reduced by 50%. Please email with any questions, and thank you for considering Riverbend School.

Step 1: Discover the magic! See a virtual tour of Riverbend School.

Visiting Riverbend School is absolutely the best way to truly discover the many wonders of Montessori education. Here at Riverbend every student of every age is inspired and nurtured to develop a lifelong passion for learning. It’s magical – come and take a look. We have many opportunities to visit. Register for one of our upcoming Admission events. If the calendar of dates does not suit your needs, please call the admissions office at 508-545-2902, and we would be happy to accommodate you.

Step 2: Apply online

Application due dates for our priority Admissions are as follows:

  • Children’s House applications are accepted beginning in the fall of the proceeding school year of attendance.
  • Kindergarten – 7th grade applications are due by February 1.

Applications received after February 1 will be entered into an Admissions wait pool. Offers of Acceptance will be based on the number of remaining openings in each program. Apply today!

Step 3: Your child’s visit to the classroom

After your child’s application packet is complete, we will contact you to arrange a time for your child to visit the school.  The following guidelines are used for classroom visits:

  • Toddlers (ages 15 mos. – 3 yrs.) visit the Children’s House with their parents or guardians for phase-in process.
  • Primary children (ages 3 – 5 yrs.) have a brief visit in the classroom without their parents or guardians.
  • Elementary children visit the school for either a half-day of full-day, depending upon their grade.

Step 4: Await the school’s admissions decision.

Decisions for Children’s House applicants are made by mid-December and will continue until the program is full. Elementary school decisions are made by March 10 and deposits are due by April 10. Rolling admissions will continue for any remaining openings.

Waitlisted applications will be carried over to the following school year and applicants will not have to re-apply. However, if you are accepted and for any reason turn down your child’s space, you will need to apply again for the following year.

Please contact Lynn Shevory, Director of Admissions:


The Riverbend School admits families of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religion, political beliefs, disability and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to families of the school. Toilet training is not a prerequisite for admittance in our Toddler and Primary programs.