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Mission and Philosophy

Riverview School, an independent coeducational boarding/day school, provides a caring community for adolescents and young adults with complex language, learning and cognitive challenges. The School is committed to developing student competence and confidence in academic, social and independent living skills.

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
Riverview School is an independent coeducational boarding/day school, located on a scenic 16-acre campus on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We provide a caring community for students ages 11-22 with complex language, learning and cognitive challenges, including Autism, Down Syndrome and intellectual disabilities. We're committed to developing student competence in academic, social and independent living skills.
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