Program Overview

Rooted in the best of Montessori education, infused with a spirit of innovation that keeps our program relevant and dynamic, evolving to meet the needs of children as they grow and develop—the Riverbend educational experience is unlike any other. The best way to understand it is to see it in action. We hope you’ll arrange a tour to see for yourself!

Toddler | 15 months to 3 years

A homelike environment scaled and structured for our youngest students forms a welcoming transition from home to school. Toddlers build independence and forge warm, caring relationships with their teachers and one another. Hands-on activities, movement, music, and circle time lay the foundation for reading, writing, mathematics, future learning and discovery.

Primary | 3 to 6 years

Learning becomes more focused as children refine observational skills and master fundamental components of reading, writing, and mathematics. The exploration of the world expands to include other countries, cultures, and the Spanish language. “Using hands as tools for the mind” children explore the natural world, strengthening independence and confidence.

Elementary | Grades 1 to 6

Students find their own pace of learning and challenge themselves in small-group lessons shaped to align with their individual needs, and can access curriculum beyond their grade level—concrete explorations lay the foundation for abstract learning. Each year, students take on greater responsibility, independence, and discover opportunities for leadership.

Middle School | Grades 7 to 8

A small, engaged community balances the rigorous academic expectations we hold for our campus leaders. Middle schoolers feel safe to explore their interests and push themselves to ever-higher levels of academic achievement as they prepare for high school and establish learning habits and confidence that will serve them well in college and life.