School of Choice/Kindergarten Round Up Information

School of Choice Information

February 6th, 2024

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your interest in Riverside Hagar #6 School. Our school district is a "School of Choice" district. This means that students who live in the Berrien County ISD, Van Buren County ISD or Lewis-Cass ISD may apply for admission to Riverside School without having to receive permission from their home school district.  Students may attend without any tuition charge. Students admitted under the “School of Choice” program for 2024 - 2025 may re-enroll each year thereafter, and will be given a preference for any openings over other non-residents applying for the first time. In addition, the district will give a preference for enrollment to other school age children residing in the same household with any “School of Choice” student who attended a district school during the preceding year.

There are limited non-resident openings available in grades K-8.

Applications for admission will be accepted now through August 1, 2024. In-district students may sign up anytime.

Transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.


If you have further questions regarding the "School of Choice" program, please feel free to contact our school at 269-849-1343 or email our principal Joann Gilliam at

Kindergarten Round Up Information

Children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2024, are eligible to sign up for our 2024 - 2025 Kindergarten program. 

We are happy to have your child at our school to begin kindergarten! 

If you are interested in receiving an information packet or visiting the Kindergarten and First Grade classroom, please email the principal Joann Gilliam at or call the school at 269-849-1343. All forms the school needs you to fill out are listed below. Packets are available at the school.