RiverRun Community Montessori

2117 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12309-0123
Tel: (518)937-9338
Grades: PK-8 | 46 students
RiverRun Community Montessori is a non-public elementary school that follows the educational philosophies and methods of Maria Montessori.  Our school implements a whole-child approach that considers the intellectual, physical, creative, and spiritual dimensions of each student; and provides an individualized educational experience.  We are conveniently located on Troy-Schenectady Road in Niskayuna and are one of the most affordable non-public schools in the capital region.  Our 100% retention rate speaks clearly to the exceptional nature of our program.  

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 2008

Student Body

Total Students 46 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade RiverRun Community Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 9 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,675
Tuition Notes 10% discount for 2nd child 25% discount for 3+ child Before-care - $5/day limited needs-based scholarships available
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Jennifer Hanson

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Notre Dame-bishop Gibbons School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Kateri Tekakwitha School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Brown School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Schenectady
    Grades: K-6 | 245 students
    0.6 miles
    1801 Union St
    Schenectady, NY 12309
  • Schenectady
    Grades: NS-8 | 156 students
    1.1 miles
    150 Corlaer Avenue
    Schenectady, NY 12304
  • Schenectady
    Our World Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: K | 65 students
    1.1 miles
    1335 Balltown Rd
    Schenectady, NY 12309
  • Niskayuna
    Niskayuna KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.3 miles
    1440 Balltown Rd.
    Niskayuna, NY 12309
  • Schenectady
    Grades: 6-12 | 324 students
    1.5 miles
    2600 Albany St
    Schenectady, NY 12304

School Reviews

Two of my children are at RiverRun (first year for one and third year for the other) and I cannot imagine them anywhere else. The oldest says he wants to stay there until college - LOL. The teachers, Amy and Debbie, are amazing educators, directresses of the Montessori philosophy, and human beings. The children are engaged and inspired, and they regularly practice practical life skills (cooking, taking public transportation, etc.) and philanthropy. Most families are very involved and it feels like a true community. We absolutely love it!
- Posted by Parent, 03/16/12

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