Essential classes at Riverbend begin in the toddler community and continue through middle school. The faculty includes essentialists in Art, Music, PE, World Language, and Technology/Design. Essential classes are scheduled outside of the Montessori work cycle, so as not to compromise the School’s commitment to Montessori education. That being said, for the past several years, there has been significant motivation on the part of the faculty to connect essential classes to the core curriculum. This process has taken years, and is now gaining traction. The special classes at Riverbend serve to complement the Montessori curriculum and offer students a broad range of opportunities for exploration, joyful learning, and success.
Riverbend School is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and in its educational programs and activities. Riverbend strictly prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, natural or protective hairstyle, or any other class protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
Riverbend admits qualified students irrespective of protected class, and will not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admission process, tuition, financial aid, or extracurricular activities. Furthermore, Riverbend will not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the recruitment and hiring of its employees or in the terms, conditions, and benefits of employment.
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