Student Life


All Middle/High School students participate in a comprehensive after-school activity program, which builds their skills while enhancing their sense of community and belonging. Photography, hiking, karate, Zumba® and bowling are just a few examples.  Additionally, weekend programming includes trips to local Cape Cod and New England attractions.  Activities provide students with typical teenage experiences such as student government, clubs and the prom.

GROW students select and plan for their own social activities, which take place both on and off campus.  They have many options and decisions to make regarding evening and weekend socializing.  Typical college-age experiences, such as going out to dinner, to the movies, to the mall, or attending sporting events and performances, keep GROW students socially active.  

Planning includes budgeting and arranging their own transportation. GROW offers an in-house shuttle, referred to as “The Congo Line,” where students develop skills to safely use public transportation.  By the last year of GROW, many students are regularly taking public transportation to their work internships.
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.