Students who enroll at Riverview are friendly, caring, and eager to experience fulfillment in all aspects of their lives. They are interested in typical adolescent and young adult pursuits and expect to be challenged in their learning.
Riverview’s curriculum can be compared to “a three-legged stool.” We focus on the development of academics, social emotional skills and independent living skills. No one leg of the stool is more important than another. All are essential for students to maximize their potential, now and in the future.
Riverview students have life-changing experiences in an environment that is designed to embrace them completely. They make friends. They gain a deep feeling of connection. The isolation is broken. Self-esteem flourishes. Students become resilient and redefine themselves. They come into their own.
At Riverview School, we believe in each child’s potential. This commitment guides the ongoing dialogue between academic and residential faculty and parents. Riverview is a place where students belong, and where they develop the tools and skills necessary to become all they can be.
The Journey Begins Here...
Co-educational boarding/day school for adolescents and young adults with complex language, learning and cognitive challenges
Middle/High School for students ages 12-19, grades 6-12
Getting Ready for the Outside World (GROW) Transition Program (phase I, II and III) for students ages 17-22
5-Week Summer Program for both Middle/High School and GROW
Scenic, 16-acre campus in East Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Thematic, integrated, language-based curriculum taught by licensed faculty
Multi-sensory learning environment with technology infused throughout the curriculum
Social skills and pragmatics integrated within all aspects of the program
Independent living skills taught to develop responsible, community-oriented students
Research-validated instructional approaches
Typical teenage/young adult activities and inclusive athletic program
Real life opportunities to generalize skills
Comprehensive health care services
Licensed speech and language pathologists
Safe, supportive, structured environment in which to learn
Teacher-student ratios in the classroom are 8 to 1, ratios in the dorms are 6 to 1.
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.