2021-2022 Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT: Harley J. Lank

Jon Michael Baker, Jr. '85
Dennis M. Baldwin
James F. Carlin III '81
Louise Cummings '98
Andrew C. Delinsky '93
Ben D. Fischman
John E. Foley
Matthew W. Fruhan
Jemea G. Goso '04
Jay M. Grossman
Alison Hall
Sheila Hiatt
Helen L. Howard
Rachel C. Hunter-Goldman '08
Susan E. Janosky
Stephen M. Jennings
Michael London
Timothy D. Mann
Alison S. Monaghan
Janice Morris
Jonathan H. Paul
Heidi C. Pearlson
Roger H. Randall
Susan E. Rapple
Daniel R. Revers
Kenneth Stillwell
Peter A. Walter

David M. Berwind
Charles C. Carswell
Robert J. Davis
Stephen R. Delinsky
Peter A. Gaines
Clinton P. Harris
Harriet R. Lewis
Thomas L. Lyons
Roy S. MacDowell, Jr.
Joel B. Sherman
Edward I. Shifman, Jr. '61
Joan A. Vaccarino
Cai von Rumohr
Joan C. Walter
Dudley H. Willis

Joan T. Allison
Louis J. Grossman '67
Joshua M. Kraft '85
Virginia S. MacDowell
Frederick G. Pfannenstiehl '59
Alfred T. Spalding '62

Fast Facts 2021-2022

• Coed private day school that serves grades 6-12
• 23 acre campus located 17 miles from Boston
• 900 feet of frontage on picturesque Nonesuch Pond
• 516 students from more than 70 Massachusetts towns
• 387 students in the Upper School and 129 students in the Middle School
• 263 boys, 253 girls
• 24% of the student body are students of color
• 6:1 student/teacher ratio
• Average class size of 12 students
• 38 honors and AP courses offered
• $55,450 annual tuition
30% of students received more than $6.2 million in tuition assistance in FY2021
• $36 million endowment (as of June 30, 2021)

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    • The FutureMakers capital campaign ended on June 30, 2021, having successfully raised a record $67 million
    • A record $3 million was donated to the Rivers Annual Fund in FY2021
    • Total giving in FY2021 totaled more than $9.2 million
    • 92% of parents, 37% of alumni, and 90% of faculty gave to the Annual Fund in FY2021
    • $55,450 annual tuition for FY2022
    • 30% of students received more than $6.2 million in tuition assistance in FY2021
    • $36 million endowment (as of June 30, 2021)

    • Conservatory Program
    • The Center for Community and Civic Engagement
    • Sages and Seekers
    • Rivers Givers
    • Summer Travel Programs
    • MEDscience
    • Business and Science Internships
    • French Exchange

    Six academic buildings with 59 classroom, lab and studio teaching spaces
    • Campus center with dining facilities and space for large community gatherings 

    Center for Science and Visual Arts 
    • Six science labs/classrooms
    • Five spacious art studios
    • Six interdisciplinary classrooms
    • Engineering studio, robotics lab, and rapid prototyping studio

    • Three artificial turf athletic fields and one natural grass field
    • Two indoor basketball courts
    • Ice rink that converts to indoor artificial turf practice field in offseason
    • Six tennis courts
    • Weight room

    The Arts 
    In addition to a Blackbox theater, Rivers students have access to the resources of the Rivers School Conservatory, whose facilities include 25 teaching and practice rooms as well as:
    • 200-seat recital hall
    • Orchestra room
    • Chorus room
    • Jazz ensemble room
    • Percussion studio
    • Music library
    • Recording studio


• 153 students took 299 Advanced Placement (AP) tests
• 81% of students who took AP tests earned a score of 3 or higher
• Nine students were named National Merit Commended Scholars; one was a Finalist
• Rivers alumni currently attend more than 100 colleges and universities, including Amherst, Bowdoin, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, The Juilliard School, Villanova, and Yale

• Students won 21 awards in the Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition—three Gold Keys, nine Silver Keys, and 10 honorable mentions
• Eight students earned recognition in the juried Page WatermanNext Up! 2021 art show—one first-place prize, two third-place prizes, and five honorable mentions

• For the  2019-20 school year, three athletes were named All-New England, 24 were named All-ISL, 13 earned All-NEPSAC recognition, two were named NEPSAC players of the year, two were named Globe All-Scholastic, and one earned defensive player of the year (Note that league sports were not played during the 2020-21 school year due to COVID)