Skip to content

2019 – 2020 Tuition Rates*

Toddler Program

Half Day $23,000
Full Day $28,500

Primary Program

Half Day $19,100
Full Day $23,000

Kindergarten

$23,500

Grades 1-3

$26,000

Grades 4-6

$27,200

Grades 7-8

$28,500

*2020-21 tuition rates will be released in January

Applying for Financial Aid

Riverbend School offers need-based financial aid grants for all students enrolled in our Kindergarten Program through 8th grade. We use School and Student Services (SSS), which is administered by the National Association of Independent Schools, to process our financial aid applications. Based on the financial information you supply, SSS provides an estimated amount your family can contribute to educational expenses, which helps our school make fair and objective financial aid decisions. To begin your financial aid application for the 2020-2021 enrollment year, please follow the steps below.

  1. You may begin your application for financial assistance by going to www.sssbynais.org after November 1, 2019. All Financial Aid applications must be submitted online.
  2. Click on the prompt to begin your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Only one PFS is required per family even if you have more than one child applying to our school.
  3. You will be given a username and password allowing you to complete your PFS at a later date before submitting it. This is an encrypted site to ensure security.
  4. The Riverbend school code is 2967.
  5. A PFS must also be completed by non-custodial parents along with supporting documentation.

The following tax forms are required and should be uploaded directly to SSS:

  • 2018 IRS 1040 tax return and all supporting schedules
  • 2018 & 2019 W-2’s and/or 1099-MISC forms (to document wages)

To complete the PFS, use actual dollar figures from your 2018 IRS 1040.

Note: To be considered for financial aid for the 2020-2021 school year, your completed application must be submitted by the deadline (see below). Financial aid applications can only be processed once our Admissions office has received the admissions application.

Financial Aid FAQs

Key Dates in the Financial Aid Application process for new applicants and returning families

Returning Families:

  • January 6 – The Parent Financial Statement Application (PFS), including all prior year (2018) tax documentation, must be completed at www.sssbynais.org
  • February 7 – Current year (2019) W2s are due
  • February 11 – Decisions regarding financial aid are mailed to returning families
  • February 14 – Signed grant letter, enrollment contract and tuition deposit are due back to Riverbend

New Applicants:

  • February 1 – The Parent Financial Statement Application (PFS), including all prior year (2018) tax documentation, must be completed at www.sssbynais.org
  • February 1 – Admissions applications are due as well
  • February 7 – Current year (2019) W2s are due
  • March 10 – Decisions regarding financial aid are mailed to new families along with their acceptance letter and contract
  • April 10 – Signed grant letter, enrollment contract and tuition deposit are due back to Riverbend

For additional information, please contact:

Lynn Shevory

Director of Enrollment Management

508.655.7333, ext. 200

[email protected]

Upcoming Events

Register For Admission Information Session

Open House Admissions Event

Schedule Your Visit

The Riverbend educational experience is unlike any other and the best way to understand it is to see it in action. Arrange a tour today to see for yourself!

giving-banner