Welcome from our Director
The Essence of River
Welcome to River Montessori Charter School! We are pleased to introduce you to our educational philosophy and school community in the hopes that RMCS might be a match for your child and your family. As a public, tuition-free charter school, we are dedicated to educational choice and are proud to serve children in their individual growth with an authentic Montessori program.
In advocating for every child to flourish in their learning environment and to assist you with understanding your school options, we invite you to peruse our website, attend a prospective parent meeting, and come observe a classroom — nothing demonstrates Montessori education better than the children learning and interacting in their classrooms.
We look forward to welcoming you in person and further introducing the Montessori methodology and our unique public school!
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Kelly Griffith Mannion, M.Ed.
Executive Director & Superintendent
COLLABORATION: Working together, respecting others, and maintaining a global perspective enlighten students, teachers, families, and the larger community.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: A prepared and rigorous Montessori environment challenges children cognitively, physically, emotionally, and socially and provides each student with the freedom to progress at their own developmental level and pace.
INDIVIDUALITY: The limitless potential of every child contributes to the strength and diversity of our school community.
COMMUNITY: Shared experiences foster lifelong commitment to social responsibility.
RESPECT: Uncompromising responsibility for self, others, and the environment is critical to overall success.
EDUCATING FOR PEACE: Inner contentment, self-actualization, and community harmony engender the all-encompassing goal of peace.
Offering Free and Public Montessori Education since 2009
River Montessori Charter School
3880 Cypress Drive, Suite B
Petaluma, CA 94954
River Montessori Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any persons (actual or perceived disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code or association with an individual who has any of the aforementioned characteristics).