Riverview School is currently accepting students. There are a limited number of spots for the 2017-18 Middle/High School and GROW Transition Programs. We have rolling admissions, which means we accept applications and enroll on an ongoing basis.

Step 1: To speak with an Admissions Representative please fill out our Inquiry Form.
Step 2: Fill out our Pre-Application form to learn if Riverview School is a good fit for your child.
Step 3: If you've received a letter from Admissions complete your Full Application.
Dear Parents,

Adolescents and young adults with learning challenges often feel like they don’t belong. Is your son or daughter’s current school providing the opportunity for success? Or is it time to look for something better – an environment that will set the stage for a full and meaningful life? Riverview’s programs are designed to promote self-esteem and increase self-confidence through a wide variety of success-oriented experiences.

At Riverview’s Middle/High School, students experience the pride that comes from genuine academic success and achievement. They have a lot of fun experiences and participate in a wide range of activities. They make lifelong friends. Their self-determination and self-esteem soar!

Our GROW transition program equips young adults with the skills needed to function more independently. They have the opportunity to try different jobs, see what they are best at, and discover what they enjoy the most. They strengthen vocational and practical academic skills, learn to advocate for their own needs, and take care of themselves more than you ever dreamed possible.  

Is your son or daughter happily achieving their fullest potential? If not, Riverview School is here.

Nancy Hopkins
Director of Admissions
Information Sessions and Tours are designed for parents and professionals. They begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. Admissions staff welcome visitors to our campus, and introduce guests to our Middle/High School (grades 6-12) and GROW (Getting Ready for the Outside World) Transition Program in a presentation, followed by a Q&A session and a tour. Please sign up with Kathie Roche by sending an email to or by calling 508-888-0489 ext. 206

Educational Philosophy of Riverview School

  • Adolescents/young adults with disabilities versus disabled adolescents/young adults
  • Typical, age-appropriate extracurricular and social experiences
  • Emphasis on the whole child
  • Caring, structured and predictable living/learning environment
  • Respect and appreciation of different learning styles, interests and talents
  • Emphasis on developing self-determination and personal best
  • Encouragement to take risks with learning
  • Understanding of disabilities and strategies needed for success
  • Research validated instructional techniques
  • Thematic, integrated instruction
  • Real life opportunities for generalization of skills
  • Direct and individualized instruction for academics, independent living, friendships and social skills
  • Promotion of resilience and lifelong learning
  • Cultivation of a learning community for all
"The one regret I have, I wish I had found Riverview sooner." – Parent
    • Nancy Hopkins - Director of Admissions

      Nancy Hopkins - Director of Admissions

Riverview School is an independent, coeducational boarding/day school, located on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Established in 1957, Riverview is a leader in educating students, ages 12 - 22, with complex language and learning challenges that include Autism, Down Syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. We're committed to helping each of our extraordinary students gain academic, social, and independent living skills to achieve their goals.
Riverview School is located on beautiful Cape Cod. View our aerial video.
Visit our hands-on classrooms at Café Riverview and Second-View Thrift Store.