Safe and Respectful Learning Environment
Montessori education, at its core, is centered upon the development of the physical, social, emotional and health needs of each student. Holistic education is practiced in every classroom every day, creating an inherently safe and respectful classroom and school environment.
Beyond our Peace Education Curriculum and Montessori focus on Grace and Courtesy, we employ a full-time licensed School Nurse to attend to the physical and health needs of all school members; a full-time licensed School Counselor to provide additional support for the social and emotional needs of all students; and a part-time School Psychologist to provide another layer of social/emotional support.
In our 2018 Parent Survey, 94% of respondents agreed that their children were in a safe school environment at River Valley.
Public School Accountability
As a public school, River Valley Charter School is mandated to meet the standards set by the State of Massachusetts and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. The link below provides details of the RVCS review, which will take place in January of 2020.
Office of Public School Monitoring Review Press release for RVCS visit