Who Should Apply?

Riverview School Changes Lives

Riverview School places a great deal of importance on the appropriateness of a candidate's total application, the number of male and female openings in each grade and dorm, and in ensuring a good fit between the applicant and students who are currently enrolled.

Middle/High School: Students ages 12-19, grades 6-12 and
GROW: Students ages 17-22

If your child meets the following criteria, he or she may be a candidate for Riverview:

• WISC or WAIS scores between 65-90
• Has not experienced success in the academic environment
• Socially isolated or rejected, difficulty making friends
• Lacks a peer group
• Gentle, friendly, naïve and often immature (no significant behavioral or emotional problems)
• Poor self-esteem
• 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, participating in drama, music, art and student government, attending dances, etc.
• Diagnosed language, learning and cognitive disabilities
• Responds well to a structured, supportive, predictable environment
• Has mastered basic daily living skills and personal hygiene

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, are not able to be considered.

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.

Who Should Apply?

We accept students who have one or more of the following diagnoses:

Asperger’s Syndrome
Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Down Syndrome
Executive Dysfunction
Expressive Language Disorder
Fragile X Syndrome
Intellectual/Cognitive Impairment
Landau Kleffner Syndrome
Processing Speed Deficits
Receptive Language Disorder
Social Pragmatics Deficits
Williams Syndrome
Working Memory Deficits
Written Language Disorder

  *this list is not all inclusive

Contact Info

Riverview School
Attn: Admissions Office
551 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
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.