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.


• 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 the 2014 Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education (MAJE) State Combo Competition. Six students received outstanding musicianship awards.
• The Rivers Big Band won gold medals at the (MAJE) State Finals and Central Senior District competition. Four members received individual awards at each competition.
• Rivers students received best musician and best arranger awards at the 2014 Charles Mingus Competition at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.
• Eight Rivers students performed at the 2014 Junior Districts and All-State Festival.


• The Rivers girls' varsity soccer team were the 2013 Class B NEPSAC New England Co-Champions.
• Maclaine Lehan '14 and Trevor Davock ’15 earned All-American distinction from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
• The boys' varsity ski team took First Place in the 2014 Class B NEPSAC New England Championship for the third year in a row.
• The boys' varsity ice hockey team won the 2014 ISL Eberhart Championship and the Sportsmanship Award.
• The girls' varsity basketball team won the 2013 Rivers Holiday Tournament.
• The boys' varsity basketball team won the 2014 ISL Championship and went undefeated in the ISL.
• During 2013-2014, Rivers had 37 All-Independent School League (ISL) athletes, 25 athletes received All-League honorable mentions, and one received an All-League MVP award.
• Eleven athletes were selected for the All-New England distinction, five were named All-State, and eight were named New England All-Star selections. Two Rivers athletes were named Boston Globe All-Scholastic.


• Each year the student-run philanthropic organization, “Rivers Givers,” raises money and distributes grants to local non-profit foundations. The group has raised and awarded $100,000 in grants in the last ten years.
• Marissa Birne '15 earned the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her community service efforts.
• In November and January, James Jennings '14 won Best Speaker honors at the regional debates sponsored by the New England Region of Junior Statesman of America.
• Two Rivers students won honors at the University of Connecticut's Model UN Conference for their performances. Bryan Cleveland ’15 won as Outstanding Delegate and Pedro Oliveira won a Commendation.
• The literary magazine The Current was awarded “First Place” in the 2013 American Scholastic Press Association's national competition.
• This summer, three Rivers students have science internships at prominent research centers such as Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston University Medical Center, while two students have business internships at Boston-area investment banking and private equity start-up firms.
• Student trips in 2014 included service trips to New Orleans and Romania, a cultural trip to Japan, and a music performance trip to Spain.
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