The health and safety of our community, including students, families and our staff is our utmost priority. For the 2020-2021 school year, Riverside Montessori Academy will offer an Online RIVMA Learn From Home Program for ALL Preschool and K-4th Grade Students and an On Campus Program for Preschool Students ONLY.
Riverside Montessori Academy creates inclusive Montessori environments allowing children to progress according to their own pace with confidence. Whether online or on campus, our program and its teachers remain devoted to this mission.
As a result of the COVID-19 response efforts in Riverside County and the latest directives from Governor Newsom, Riverside Montessori Academy Pachappa and Indiana campuses will remain closed for on campus instruction at this time for K-4th Grade Students.
Our intention is to open in conscious intervals as soon as it is safe to do so. In the interim, our team is committed to creating a robust, equitable learning experience for all of our RIVMA students through our Learn From Home Program.
RIVMA Learn from Home Program Goals
Promote an online environment that encourages and stimulates academic advancement
Incorporate daily live instruction for every child with teachers and other students
Create partnerships with online platforms that will supplement independent and group work
Promote student connectivity through unstructured social hours
Addition of one-on-one time with the teacher
Addition of World Language Sessions
Addition of Movement Classes
Emphasis on Social Emotional Learning
Continue to nurture respect, empathy, and good citizenship
RIVMA On Campus Program (for Preschool Students ONLY)
Riverside Montessori Academy will reopen the Preschool Program at our Pachappa Location for students on Monday, September 8th. Our Indiana location will be closed at this time. We will determine the opening of our Indiana location depending on the needs of our community.
The safety of our students and staff are our utmost priority. As such, new health and safety protocols will be implemented that are in accordance with CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and CDPH (California Department of Public Health) guidelines. The changes we incorporate, however, are guided by our mission and remain focused on ensuring that our children feel safe, are happy, and can return to some normalcy in their familiar school atmosphere.
In order to allow for necessary social distancing and safety precautions, our campus will be closed for visitors. Additional changes will include detailed drop-off and pick-up procedures, temperature checks throughout the day, intensive training for teachers, enhanced cleaning protocols, smaller class sizes, and diligence in ensuring that our children, families and staff are safe.
Our Preschool Program will offer two programs:
On-Campus Program: We will be opening our Pachappa Campus Preschool program for on campus learning on September 8, 2020. For the oncampus Program, Parents may choose from the following two options:
Hours of operation: 9am to 3pm
Hours of Operation: 7am to 6pm
Kindergarten - 4th Grade Program:
According to the new directives from Governor Newsom the K-4Th Grade program is unable to open at this time. Thus, our Learn from Home Online Program is available to all of our students to ensure a continuum of learning. The Kindergarten - 4th Grade program will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily. Class work will be supplemented with online activities for individual practice.
Our goal is to start On-Campus learning for our K-4th Grade students, when permitted by public health officials. As a small community, we can be more flexible than larger institutions in meeting requirements set forth by public health officials. We are fortunate to have classrooms that are physically larger than average (providing us space to spread out) and our class sizes are already smaller than most schools.
Other Fees & Discounts:
Tuition is due by the 1st of each month. Tuition must be paid for the month even if the child is absent due to sickness, family vacation, inclement weather, etc. A late charge of $25.00 must be added if tuition is paid after the 5th of the month. The monthly tuition is not prorated due to school closings in observance of holidays/vacations or for student vacations. If a student withdraws before the end of the school year, the tuition must be paid for the months that he/she attends. Please allow a one month notice to the director in case a child is withdrawing from the program. No records will be transferred if there is a balance due on the student’s account.
A 5% discount is available on tuition only if paid in full by August 1st or at the time of enrollment after August 1st. A 5% discount is allowed on the second child from multiple-child families.
The annual registration fee is $150.00. The fee must accompany an updated registration form. The school year is 33 weeks, not including Winter, Spring, and Summer vacation. Credit for the holidays was taken into consideration when the total annual costs were calculated and the annual tuition set. The registration fee, or any portion, is non-refundable once it has been paid even if the student withdraws before the beginning of the school year.
In lieu of an individualized supply list for each child, a material fee of $150 is due with the October Tuition for equipment, materials, and books.
Potty Training Fee
A potty training fee of $100 must be paid monthly for preschool students who are wearing pull ups.