- River Valley Charter School enrolls students annually via a blind lottery system.
- Applications accepted for all grades during the annual enrollment period which begins the first school day after New Years Day.
- Approximately 32 new kindergarten students are enrolled each year.
- Other grades are enrolled as openings become available.
- Preference is given to siblings and residents of Newburyport, Newbury, Amesbury, Salisbury, and West Newbury.
- Waitlists are maintained and are used to offer admission when a spot opens up anytime up until February vacation.
Students with diverse learning needs, including students who may have disabilities, may require special education, are English language learners, and/or are economically disadvantaged, are encouraged to apply and will receive appropriate accommodations and support services.