Riverview School offers:
- Middle, Secondary and Post-Secondary Components - Riverview high sechool graduates generally are accepted directly into the post-secondary program.
- Licensed faculty and sensitive staff
- Separate academic and dormatory staff
- Direct instruction in reading, writing and math
- Low student-to-teacher ratio
- Real-life opportunities for generalization of skills
- Focus on independent functioning (daily living and life skills instruction)
- Self-esteem enhancement and social skills support
- Twenty-four hour healthcare services
- Comprehensive after school and weekend activity program
- “No cut” sports program and fitness opportunities which include junior varsity, varsity and intramural teams (middle and secondary school)
- A setting that is safe, rural, picturesque and conveniently located
If your child meets the following criteria, he or she may be a candidate for Riverview:
• WISC or WAIS scores between 65-90
• Socially isolated or rejected, difficulty making friends
• Gentle, friendly, naïve and often immature (no significant behavioral or emotional problems)
• Poor self-concept
• Relates better to younger students and adults than to same age peers
• Mild medical issues that complicate – but not compromise – daily activities
• Seeks typical teenage opportunities such as playing on sports teams, being on Student Government, attending dances, etc.
• Diagnosed attentional and learning problems
• Responds well to a structured, supportive, predictable environment
• Has mastered basic daily living and hygiene skills but needs to develop and use these skills in everyday life
• Has a supportive family with realistic goals and a recognition of the importance of home/school communication and cooperation
PLEASE NOTE: The typical Riverview School student is often described as gentle, friendly and naïve. Therefore, students demonstrating a history of emotional, behavioral or psychiatric disorders, those requiring a therapeutic environment, would not be considered.
If you are applying to our post-secondary program, G.R.O.W., applicants should be between the ages of 17 and 19. We do not typically enroll students into G.R.O.W. after age 20.
If you feel Riverview may be appropriate for your child, please provide us with the information listed in the Admission Procedures:
You may also contact us with any questions you may have:
Attn: Admissions Office
551 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508 888 0489