Riverview School seeks to integrate academic and 社会 development in students’ living environment to encourage living and learning together.

The following are some of the skills that Riverview students learn in the dorms:

  • 自我保健

  • Room and dorm care and laundry

  • Budgeting and money management (“needs vs. 希望”)

  • 业余时间的规划

  • Establishing and maintaining friendships

  • Health and wellness through nutrition, fitness and recreation opportunities

  • Self-advocacy and 社会 skills

  • Meal planning and preparation (GROW students have one assigned cooking night a week with staff support)

  • Scheduling evening homework and/or quiet time

  • Time management and organization (agendas, charts, lists)

  • Executive function skills

  • Community safety pr行为ices

*While the routine and structure ensure that these important skills are taught and reinforced, GROW students play a very 行为ive role in designing and planning their individual schedules.


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Riverview’s dormitories are more than a place to sleep and study. They are among the most important classrooms on campus. Because living and learning are fully integrated at Riverview, the residential program is designed as thoughtfully and thoroughly as the academic program.

From 社会 skills and communication to cleaning, 洗衣和做饭, the lessons that students learn in the dorms last a lifetime. The student-to-faculty ratio in the dorms is 8 to 1, which allows for personalized attention. Residential Supervisors oversee assigned dorms, and Residential Instructors and Residential Instructors with Overnights stay in the dorms with students.

Dorms for students 17–22 in our GROW program are located both on campus and off campus. GROW students prepare breakfast and dinners in their dormitories and are 行为ively involved in food inventory, 超市购物, meal preparation and clean-up on a weekly basis.



Riverview students find new ways to express themselves, develop their imaginations, 认为, 行为, and gain confidence and poise through participation in the school’s robust drama and music programs. All students may join the chorus and participate in drama productions, which reflect the collaboration between Riverview’s visual and performing arts programs.


音乐 is part of the everyday curriculum at Riverview. 学生s are given the opportunity to study music history, 唱, and learn how to play a variety of musical instruments. Other music-based 行为ivities include: DJ (Audio/Visual) Tech Training; Band; M.A.D(音乐, 代理, Dance); Sing A-longs; Creative Song Writing; Drum Line; Acapella: and Chorus which has over 90 participants each year.


Riverview students begin with the fundamentals of art, where they learn about proportion, 透视和色彩. They work with the face, figure and geometric forms to create self-portraits. This exercise helps them to focus on who they are to themselves, and to the world around them. Many students also enjoy learning about and incorporating the latest technologies like Photoshop into their artwork to broaden creative options.

Activities and athletics


所有的中间 & 高中 students participate in a comprehensive after-school 行为ivity program, which builds their skills while enhancing their sense of community and belonging. Additionally, weekend programming includes trips to local Cape Cod and New England attr行为ions. Activities provide students with typical teenage experiences such as student government, 俱乐部和舞会.

GROW students select and plan for their own 社会 行为ivities, which take place both on and off campus. They have many options and decisions to make regarding evening and weekend 社会izing. Typical college-age experiences, such as going out to dinner, 去看电影, 去购物中心, or attending sporting events and performances, keep GROW students 社会ly 行为ive.


The philosophy of “personal best” is embodied in all aspects of Riverview’s physical education, sports and fitness programs, which consist of modified and adaptive instruction.

在中间 & 高中, Riverview’s physical education program emphasizes the skills necessary for participation in a variety of individual recreational sports and traditional team sports, and helps students to stretch beyond their comfort zones. Skills such as sportsmanship and teamwork are reinforced.

The athletics program at Riverview School is completely inclusive. 任何中间 & 高 student who wishes to participate in soccer, 篮球, 垒球, 游泳, 网球, 越野, 或者是田径, and maintains a commitment to the sport, will be placed on a team.

Riverview has joined the 麻萨诸塞州 Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and become a Special Olympics Unified Champion School for both 篮球 and track and field. Now Riverview’s athletic accomplishments will be officially recognized!

Health, nutrition and fitness are important as well. 学生s learn about the benefits of healthy eating and staying 行为ive. They have use of Riverview’s state-of-the-art 健康 Center, staffed by a certified fitness instructor.


Riverview’s 健康 Program focuses on the benefits of keeping 行为ive, healthy eating and being mindful. We are committed to embracing wellness as a community, and to ensuring that our students are developing and internalizing habits that will guide them to independently make healthy choices throughout their lifetimes.


The expansion of our wellness programming has led to many exciting innovations. Community wide wellness challenges, 新兵训练营课程, more recreational 行为ivities, fitness orientations and personal training! 除了, all students have access to the state-of-the-art Cohen Center, staffed by certified fitness instructors.


Riverview makes every effort to provide a variety of nutritious food within our community. We offer well-balanced meals for students through our dining services as well as through cooking instruction that takes place in the academic and residential setting. The school incorporates healthy eating concepts and learning opportunities throughout the students’ day. 学生s are educated around nutritious food choices and advised on appropriate portion sizes to balance daily consumption through meals and snacks.


正念 is a mental state achieved by focu唱 one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, 的想法, 以及身体的感觉, used as a therapeutic technique. 除了 to daily meditation each morning, yoga classes are offered to both staff and students and faculty teaches mindfulness as an important coping skill.



The 保健中心 (HCC) is located on the main campus and is staffed seven days per week/ 24 hours per day by a team of nurses, 医疗助理, 以及急救医护人员. Skilled nur唱 staff assess and treat minor ailments and injuries. The six-bed HCC provides students a place to rest if they are ill. Overnight medical staff are available for emergencies or to care for students requiring overnight care in the 保健中心 for medical reasons. In the event of an emergency, Riverview is centrally located and accessible to several area hospitals and urgent care facilities.

To see a list of frequently asked questions regarding our 卫生保健 services please click on the following link: 保健中心常见问题解答