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 11-19, 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
508 888 0489
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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