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Admissions Process

Step One: Visit Us

Visiting Riverbend School is the best way to begin to understand the power and possibility of Montessori education. Visit us to learn more about how, at Riverbend, there are no limits to what your child can learn, and what they can achieve. Register for more information and a link to see our beautiful, expansive campus.

Step Two: Apply online

Application due dates for our priority Admissions are as follows:

  • December 1 – Children’s House Toddler (ages 15 months – 3) and Primary students (ages 3 -4)
  • February 1  – Kindergarten – 8th grade  

Applications received after the above deadlines will be welcomed on a rolling basis. Apply today!

Step 3: Student Visits

  • Elementary students (Kindergarten – 8th grade) visit the school for either a one hour, half-day, or full-day session, depending on their grade PRIOR to an enrollment decision.  
  • Primary students (ages 3 – 5 yrs.) have a brief visit in the classroom AFTER enrollment is offered during the late spring months.  It is a welcome visit for the group of incoming students.  Parents are invited to stay and have a brief orientation about the start of school.
  • Toddler students (ages 15 mos. – 3 yrs.) visit the classroom AFTER enrollment is offered during the summer weeks prior to the student’s start of school. The visits are part of a “phase-in” process to help prepare them for the start of school. Parents stay with the children as they visit. 

Step 4:  Admissions Decisions

Decisions for Children’s House applicants are made by mid-December and will continue until the program is full. Elementary (K-8th grade) decisions are sent March 10 and deposits are due by April 10.

Waitlisted applications will be carried over to the following school year and applicants will not have to re-apply. 

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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.