River Valley Charter School
River Valley Charter School, founded in 1999 by a passionate group of individuals who believed that public education should include a Montessori option, serves K-8 children living in Newburyport, Amesbury, Salisbury, Newbury and West Newbury. The mission of the school is to provide a rigorous academic program based on the Montessori philosophy and rooted in the history, culture and ecology of the Merrimack River Valley. Students reach their full potential as scholars and become self-reliant, productive members of society. They are adept at critical thinking and creative problem solving and are fully prepared to succeed in future schools, careers and civic life.
River Valley Charter School graduates approximately 35 eighth grade students every year. With compassion, motivation, perseverance and creative minds, our students go on to help create a kinder, more peaceful and ecologically sustainable world.