River’s Edge Montessori Elementary School

Welcome to River’s Edge Montessori Elementary!

Welcome to River’s Edge Montessori Elementary!

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Note From Our Principal

Welcome to River's Edge Montessori Elementary!

The Montessori School in the Dayton Public School District that is truly committed to its Montessori roots of teaching and learning! Montessori education fosters a life-long passion for learning. Scientifically researched by Dr. Maria Montessori, physician, educator, and philosopher, the Montessori hands-on education is a tradition in the United States for over 100 years.

From a young age, the Montessori method of education encourages students to ask questions, solve problems, and think critically about their answers. It builds self-sufficient students who have a natural ability to work in teams as a contributing member or as a leader. It trains students to recognize their abilities and highlight their strengths.

The Montessori community of learners are nurtured to be compassionate, supportive, and accepting of all kinds of diversity. Montessori students are well equipped to be successful and thrive as confident and capable members of society. We look forward to being a part of your children's educational journey -- one that will positively impact their skills for life as a global citizen!

Meg Thomas, Principal


School Information

Check here for important school-related information, including the student handbook, Title I documents, staff directory, and other information.

All registration should be completed in the Student Assignment Office. Please call 937-542-5555 to schedule an appointment.

2019-20 School Year

River's Edge Student Handbook
River's Edge School Supplies List
River's Edge Parent Involvement Plan
River's Edge Parent Compact
River's Edge Parent Right to Know Letter (English)
Title I Needs Assessment Parent Survey
An Important Note About Grades
An Important Note About Packed Lunches
River's Edge Staff List

Contact Info

Address:108 Linwood St.,
Dayton, OH 45405

Office:(937) 542-4640

Fax:(937) 542-4641

Meg Thomas, Principal
Laura Hormann, Assistant Principal


Bell Schedule

8:10 a.m.- 3:10 p.m.
Grab and Go Breakfast Starts at 8:10 AM


 Our office will close from 2:15-2:45 p.m. each day to allow us to prepare for dismissal. 

  • Students who have appointments need to be picked up by 2:15 p.m. or parents must wait and sign their child out at 2:45 p.m. when we dismiss walkers and riders.
  • In the event of a true emergency from 2:15-2:45 p.m., please call the principal for assistance.

   *Many parents are picking up their children early each day in order to beat traffic in the parking lot. However, the interruptions to the classroom cause many minutes of lost instructional time for all of our students. Thank you for your support in helping our students get the most out of their academic day.



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Vision Statement

At River's Edge Montessori Elementary School, it is our vision, that we, the students will make wise choices, and become good citizens, so that we can accomplish our goals, and reach our highest level of achievement in our global society.

School Motto

I will never rest until my good is better and my better is best.

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