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PK-6|Private
150 students
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Rivendell communicates closely with the public school system in order to assure our students preparedness for middle and high school. Placement tests are administered as well as standardized tests. Parents are given all information and test results for their children. The feedback from the public schools is that our students are well prepared, and better still, personally invested in their educations.
April 30, 2012

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The people at Rivendell are what make it so special. They are friendly, warm and welcoming. The teachers meet the kids where they are and nurture their educational and social growth brilliantly. The mixed-age classrooms promote leadership and collaboration among the students. The individualized approach is extremely effective--it ensures the kids are focused on their own progress and has helped me as a parent celebrate each success instead of worrying how my kids compare with their classmates. Bravo.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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I think the mixed-age classrooms inspire the older kids to look out for the younger ones.


Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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The individualized approach to education ensures that kids will do well wherever they are. Teachers also recognize that education is more than academics. Sometimes it's necessary to focus on other aspects and the teachers aren't afraid to let up on the gas pedal if necessary.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers are smart, compassionate people who understand what makes the kids tick. They also have a sense of humor.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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We came from an out-of-state school that assigned copious worksheets to our kindergarten son. It was exhausting and ineffective. Rivendell eases the kids into the idea and responsibility of homework. What is assigned is strategic and never overwhelming.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Highly qualified teachers with advanced degrees and a love for children's curiosity. They are caring, supportive, and firm, when needed.

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homework is age appropriate and never seems overwhelming. It always ties directly into what is taking place in the classroom.



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Both my children attend or have attended Rivendell. It is a wonderful school with low student/teacher ratios. The curriculum allows children to learn and excel at their own pace, unlike at many public schools. The teachers are wonderful, caring, masters of their discipline. The breadth of knowledge and activities the children are exposed to help foster a love for learning not always found in public school. The tight-knit community provides a caring and nurturing environment for children. Definitely worth the expense if you value the importance of developing a love for school and learning in your child.




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We never thought we'd be in a private elementary school environment for our kids. I cannot say enough positive things about the academic and social positivity happening at this school. Well worth the money! Stellar teachers, principal and caring staff. But most importantly, my kids don't have a ceiling on education - they aren't wasting time waiting for other kids in the class to catch up. They learn at their own pace, that is the individualized part. But I also appreciate they are still allowed to be silly, creative and fun kids! The best of both worlds in my opinion!



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Love it love it love it! A recent move to the area brought us to Rivendell and it has been a life-changer for my kids. Small, intimate classes with really smart, caring teachers was just the beginning. The program philosophy of "individualized academic education" allows a child to pursue each subject at a pace that is appropriate to their development instead of trying to shoe-horn all of the kids through the curriculum at the same speed. Kids gain confidence because they are not comparing themselves to others and master a subject before moving on. The program fosters creativity and tolerance. A reasonable price for private education in any case and worth EVERY penny when your kid comes home and says "I love it here!"

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