2014-2015 Board of Trustees

President: Robert J. Davis

Term Trustees:
Jon M. Baker, Jr. '85
Dennis Baldwin
Benjamin R. Bloomstone
Robert E. Buonato ’81
James F. Carlin ’81
Louise Cummings ’98
Todd A. Dagres
Howard G. Davis ’70
Ben D. Fischman
Mark R. Florence
Clinton P. Harris
Stephen M. Jennings
Daniel A. Kraft
Hongmei Li
Barbara V. Ligon
Deborah H. McAneny
Daniel R. Revers
Alan D. Rose ’87
Solomon B. Roth
Peter Saperstone
Laurie Schoen
Mark S. Schuster ’72
Andrew P. Slifka
Laurie Slifka
Richard L. Smith
Steven J. Snider
Michael P. Stansky
Eric M. Wolf
Life Trustees:
David M. Berwind
Charles C. Carswell
Stephen R. Delinsky
Peter A. Gaines
G. Arnold Haynes
Harriet R. Lewis
Thomas L. Lyons
Roy S. MacDowell, Jr.
Joel B. Sherman
Frances B. Shifman
William B. Tyler ’43
Joan A. Vaccarino
Cai von Rumohr
Joan C. Walter
Frank S. Waterman III ’41
Dudley H. Willis
 
Honorary Trustees of the Corporation:
Joan T. Allison
Thomas P. Beal
Richard A. Bradley
Marie Fitzpatrick
Louis J. Grossman ’67
Joshua M. Kraft ’85
Warren M. Little ’51
Virginia S. MacDowell
Deborah S. Petri
Frederick G. Pfannenstiehl ’59
A. Tozzer Spalding ’62

Rivers at a Glance

Fast Facts

• 490 students from 70 Massachusetts towns
• 6:1 student/teacher ratio
• Average class size: 12 students
• 38 honors and Advanced Placement courses
• Median SAT Reading: 630; Median SAT Math: 660; Median SAT Writing: 670; Median ACT: 30
• 29% of student body receives financial assistance
• Established in 2009, the Interdisciplinary Studies Department offers skill-centered electives that explore essential questions requiring the student to draw on and integrate two or more disciplines in order to explain a phenomenon, solve a problem, or create a product in ways that would have been impossible through just one discipline.
• Since 2003, Rivers has offered a unique Conservatory Program to talented Upper School student musicians.
• Rivers graduates are currently attending Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Princeton, Duke, Georgetown, Cornell, Davidson, Northwestern, Washington University, Wesleyan, Hamilton, Colby, Bates, Tufts, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Boston College, Johns Hopkins, Emory, Wellesley, Carnegie-Mellon, New England Conservatory of Music, and other outstanding four-year colleges and universities.
• In 2014, 113 students took 244 Advanced Placement exams in 21 different subjects. Seventy-eight percent of the scores were 4s and 5s, with 44 percent being 5s. Ninety-six percent were 3 and above.
• In fall 2013, seven students received National Merit honors.

Arts

• Thirty-nine students received honors in the 2014 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards competition: eight Gold Keys, 15 Silver Keys and 16 Honorable Mentions.
• Savannah Knisley '14 won a Gold Medal in ceramics at the National Scholastic Art Competition.
• Rivers students received eight awards at the 2014 SISAL art competition: three first-place prizes, one second-place prize, two third-place prizes, and two honorable mentions.
• The Rivers Select 1A Combo won gold and the Select 1B Combo won silver at t