RVCS School Building 1999

River Valley Charter School SNAPSHOT

  • River Valley Charter School is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commonwealth Charter School.
  • RVCS is a public school.
  • RVCS is publicly funded and governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. 
  • The school was founded in 1999 under the Educational Reform Act of 1993. 
  • Students from any MA city/town are eligible to apply; residents of Amesbury, Newburyport, Pentucket (Groveland, Merrimac, West Newbury), and Triton (Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury) receive preference. 
  • The school opened September 1999. 
  • The school enrolls 288 students in grades K-8
  • Approximately 45 employees
  • Montessori based
  • Purchased building in December 2012
  • Charter renewed in 2003, 2009, 2013, 2019