Riverview School

East Sandwich
, MA
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
Learning Differences
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
205
Students
86%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
7
Sports
1957
Year Founded

Description

Riverview is a middle school, high school, and GROW transition program boarding school home to friendly, caring, and motivated students with complex learning challenges. They thrive here as they experience typical adolescent and young adult academic, extra-curricular, and social pursuits. Based in East Sandwich, Massachusetts on beautiful Cape Cod, our 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 to others. Self-esteem flourishes. Students become resilient and redefine themselves. They come into their own. At Riverview School, we believe in each child’s potential. Riverview is a place where students belong, and where they develop the tools and skills necessary to become all they can be.

Unique Characteristics

Riverview School’s Middle & High School Program serves students in grades 6–12 where they can experience the sense of accomplishment that comes from meaningful academic, social, and life experiences. They celebrate their talents and abilities while developing strategies for managing challenges. Whether they are in the classroom, residences, playing fields, or community, students learn the importance of hard work, collaboration, and perseverance. Structured much like a college campus, GROW students live in dorms, take classes and participate in an extensive internship program. They learn how to self-advocate, make mature choices and take responsibility for all aspects of their lives, including selecting and planning their own social activities. Additionally, students gain firsthand experience in a variety of work settings, helping them to develop good work habits and increased awareness of personal strengths and interests. There are 4 flagship programs that make Riverview’s GROW Transition Program the gold standard in post-secondary education for students with complex special needs: Café Riverview, Second-View Thrift Store, Project SEARCH, and our ability to provide support while students take mainstream college classes at Cape Cod Community College.

School Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

Most of our high school seniors will transition to the GROW program at Riverview. The remaining students either continue at a local day program or move to a program closer to their family home. Students graduating from our GROW program often enter adult supported living such as LIFE Program (Living Independently Forever). Others join “bridge” programs such as Ramapo, a two-year program. Others enter a non-credit inclusive college program such as Threshold or VIP at College of Mt. St. Vincent. Many students return home and receive services from DDS or MRC or a state vocational agency. Some students go on to take classes at Cape Cod Community College and others obtain employment from the businesses where they held internships during their time in the GROW Program.

Academics

Semesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
Summer Programs
No Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
Rolling Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
School-Specific

Student Body

205
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.
Spain, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Zambia
 
 

Location

Address551 Route 6A East Sandwich, MA 02537
Nearby Airports

Logan International – Boston, MA TF Green – Providence, RI Barnstable Municipal/Cape Cod Gateway Airport – Hyannis, MA

Campus Size22 Acres

Contact Information

Nancy Hopkins
Admissions Director
Stewart Miller
Head of School
508-888-0489
Phone