Rivendell School’s individualized approach to education focuses on the progress of each child rather than on the class average. Each student is constantly evaluated, challenged, and encouraged to perform to his or her full potential. The key components of the Rivendell philosophy work together to support each student’s physical, social, emotional, creative, artistic, and academic well-being. We strive to develop students who can think critically and creatively, work independently and in groups, develop leadership skills, and reach the true limits of their potential.
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“Rivendell School is the best investment we could have ever made for our daughters' early childhood & elementary school years. What price do you place on never, ever hearing your child say, "I don't want to go to school?" Not once in 6 years. The small classroom sizes make Rivendell School a place of curiosity, exploration and individual successes. The staff makes Rivendell a family. Our girls are more than ready for Middle School, they are lifelong learners—thanks to Rivendell School.”
—John & Nina, Rivendell parents
“Our son went to Rivendell from preschool through graduation in 5th grade. His experience there has laid a foundation which will serve him the rest of his life. He came into Rivendell very sensitive, shy and self contained but ready to learn. The Rivendell teachers began teaching him math skills in preschool, and by the time he left he was doing much higher than grade level work and loving it. He was able to soar in another topic of strength, English and vocabulary. Individualized education is incredible and no one else does it like Rivendell does – they know how to do it successfully. Beyond this, the small environment and family style culture of Rivendell taught him how to deal with multiple types of children. All of this has served him incredibly well as he has adjusted seamlessly into a 700+ public middle school. He was not concerned at all, faced with making new friends and dealing with new school responsibilities and subjects, and I know that is because of the confidence he gained in himself at Rivendell. And the graduation speeches? Amazing! I couldn’t speak in front of a group of 200+ people until college – and he did it without a hitch when he was 11. Rivendell has something special, and it shows in the kids who go there.”
—Karen, Rivendell parent