Riverbend School Merit Scholarship

The Riverbend School’s mission is to “develop self-motivated, independent learners by integrating academic excellence and a respectful social community that results in confidence and lifelong achievement”. The school furthers this philosophy by providing a diversified environment within a multi-age classroom. In keeping with these goals the school will award merit scholarships to a newly enrolled students entering grade 7 who wishes to pursue a rigorous academic program rooted in a community of engaged learners.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to attend a premier private Montessori school in the Greater Boston Area and be exposed to the same teaching and philosophy that trained new economic leaders such as the founders of Google, Wikipedia, And Amazon; as well as literary icons like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Anne Frank, and cultural icons like Julia Child and Sean Combs. Please follow the detailed application process and change the future of your education!

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a current 6th grade student in good standing (transcripts reflect academic achievement and social development)
  2. Not be currently enrolled in The Riverbend School
  3. Submit for review a complete application packet which is listed below

Application Packet

  1. Click on the button below to begin application (no fee required).
  2. Submit a two page double spaced essay (approximately 500 words) on one of the following:
    1. Describe and event that had great meaning to you. Explain why and how it affected you.
    2. What is the greatest challenge or obstacle you have confronted? Describe what you learned from that experience.
    3. Describe a place or environment where you feel perfectly content. What do you experience there and why is it meaningful to you?

Application Review Process

  1. Once your application AND essay are submitted we will request records from your current school to complete your application packet.
  2. Completed application packets will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. If warranted, you will be asked to visit the school for a day, or meet with some scholarship committee members if school is on summer break.
  3. Merit scholarship decisions will be mailed to applicants within two weeks of the applicants visit.

Merit Scholarship Award

Applicants awarded a Merit Scholarship will receive full tuition for their 7th and 8th grade year at The Riverbend School as long as they continue to be students in good standing.


Our application process is online.