Riverbend, as a private school, accepts applications throughout the year if space is available. The enrollment process in our private school commences in February for the upcoming school year. Acceptance into one of the Montessori classrooms involves a 5 step process. To understand the procedure and the special considerations that determine how admission decisions are made, please review the following:


Application forms may be submitted online. Before you can submit an application you must attend a formal tour of the school. Please contact the school on (281)980-4123 or at info@riverbendmontessori.com to book a tour time. After the tour and when the application, along with the registration fee is received, the child is eligible for consideration as vacancies arise.

Formal Tour

We offer a formal tour of the school on scheduled mornings in order to provide an applicant’s parents with the opportunity to observe each of the class levels offered at Riverbend. A general overview of Montessori Education will be discussed during the tour. You must take a formal tour before your application will be considered for enrollment.

Informal Interview with Child and Parent Interview

This is a one-on-one time for the school to be introduced to the child and the child to view the school for the first time. During the interview, the child and the administrator will have an opportunity to interact. At this time, each applicant will be placed on a waiting list and will be considered for placement as openings occur. As the parent tours the school, many specific questions or concerns may arise. During the interview, parents and the administrator have an opportunity to address those specific areas regarding each child.

Administrative Considerations

The school reserves the right of student classroom placement. When all other qualifications are equal, preference will be given to siblings and children of former Riverbend students who have completed the school’s curriculum. The factors of boy/girl ratios and necessary age grouping are also considered in the selection of new students.

Testing for Elementary

New students wishing to enroll in the Elementary classes will need to take an assessment test. A $50.00 non-refundable fee is required in order to take the test. Payment of this testing fee does not guarantee admission.

Riverbend Montessori and Elementary admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational or admission policies, nor in any other school-administered activities.

Application for 2021-2022

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Classes & Tuition Schedule 2022-2023

Transition – 18 months to 3 years

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Class Days & Times Annually Monthly
5 Half Days (Monday – Friday) $9030 $903
5 Full Days (Monday – Friday) $9650 $965

A child is not required to be fully toilet trained to attend the Transition class.

Primary Class – 3 to Kindergarten

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Class Days & Times Annually 10 Payments
Half day Mon to Fri. 9:00am to 12:00pm $8040 $804
All day Mon to Fri. 9:00am to 3:15pm $10090 $1009
Kindergarten * Mon to Fri. 9:00am to 3:15pm $10090 $1009

A child must be fully toilet trained to attend a primary class. A yearly activity fee of $500 for full-day 4-year-olds and Kindergarten students is required and is payable annually or in 50% installments at the start of the August and January semesters.


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Class Days & Times Annually 10 Payments
1st –3rd Grade 8:45am to 3:45pm $10,730 $1,073
4th –6th Grade 8:45am to 3:45pm $10,990 $1,099

A yearly activity fee of $575 for Elementary students is required and is payable annually or in 50% installments at the start of the August and January semesters.

Additional Fees: Parents are required to purchase a nap sack for all transition children who are full day students. Nap Sacks can be purchased through the front office at the beginning of the school year.

Extra Hours

Class Days & Times Price
7:00am to 9:00am $100 per month
3:15pm to 5:30pm $150 per month

There is a $1 per minute per child late fee for pick-up after 5:30 pm.

Registration and Security Deposit

There is a yearly registration fee of $200 per student and $250 per family with 2 or more siblings. This fee is due at the time of the application, and once a space is offered and accepted, the fee becomes non-refundable.

A security deposit equal to one-half of one month’s tuition is due upon enrollment and it is nonrefundable. During the 2022-2023 school year, if you provide one month’s written notice of withdrawal, the deposit will be applied to any outstanding tuition with the balance returned, otherwise it will be applied to May 2023 tuition.

Tuition may be paid in one yearly payment or in ten equal installments starting in August and continuing each month through May. Parents agree and understand that they are responsible for the entire monthly payment, regardless of the number of days absent. A fee of $25.00 will be charged on all returned checks. Payments received after the 16th of the month will be charged a late fee of $20.00.

A $10 late pickup fee will be assessed after the last car in the lineup has left for students who are to be picked up at noon. Students who are to be picked up in the afternoon will be charged the after-school care fee. All children new to Riverbend are admitted for a provisional period of six weeks.