Middle/High School

Independent Living

Instruction in independent living is creatively embedded into the Riverview academic and residential curriculum so that students can learn and practice skills related to cooking, comparative shopping, personal hygiene, health, nutrition and fitness, stress management, home maintenance and the planning of recreational activities.

Many parents are amazed how much their children can, and in fact, will do for themselves when challenged. At Riverview, skills such as room and dorm care, daily living, time management, organization and budgeting are taught in structured, supported settings, helping students to stretch and grow and feel wonderful about their new skills and themselves.
“Our daughter has begun to take crucial steps towards independence, including the development of self-advocacy skills and establishment of bonds with Riverview faculty and students.” -- Parent
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.