Welcome to the Rivendell Study Center 

As home educators ourselves, we understand how difficult it is to provide a distinctly Christian and classical education for our children. Even though it is our heart’s desire that they receive this type of excellent education, we find that we may sometimes lack the resources (time and expertise) to offer all of the curricula to all of our children all on our own.

Finally, a viable option exists for Western New York home school families, who would appreciate a classical Christian education for their child. Rivendell, a non-profit Christian and classical study center, assists parents by providing a two day per week tutorial service for grades 1-12. Rivendell students are instructed by tutors in all of the following core subjects: History, Latin, Logic, Writing, and Literature. Students may also elect to take classes in science, math, and other courses which are determined on an annual basis.  The other days the students work at home on their assignments under your guidance. It’s no longer all up to you! All of your children are welcome, and you can share in this rich environment with other like-minded families.
As a tax-exempt charitable organization, we gladly accept donations and can provide receipts. General fund and Scholarship fund donations are distributed at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
We meet at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church in Tonawanda, NY.


Articles About Classical Education 

Dorothy Sayer’s 

Rivendell Newsletters



September 2015 - June 2016
Mondays and Wednesdays
8:15am - 2:30pm

Grades 1-12

2015-2016 Tutorial Fees
Grammar and Dialectic Tutorial Fee $1200
Rhetoric Tutorial Fee $1475
10% Sibling Discount for 2nd Full-Time Student
15% Sibling Discount for 3rd Full-Time Student

Additional Non-Core Course $275
A La Carte Courses $400
(with additional costs of books and supplies)

Want to learn more about Rivendell?

Join us for our Open House
Monday, February 29 and Wednesday, March 2
Read our Family Handbook 

Registration for the 2015/2016 year (September 2015 - May 2016) begins on April 1, 2015 and ends on July 15, 2015

New Families:                        

Returning Families:

All Families:

To apply for Board directed scholarship

Contact Us: Kate Hillestad (Rivendell Administrator)