2019-2020 Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT: Harley J. Lank

Jon Michael Baker Jr. ’85
Dennis M. Baldwin
Wayne M. Bloom
James F. Carlin III ’81
Janet A. Correia
Bala Cumaresan
Louise Cummings ’98
Andrew C. Delinsky ’93
Ben D. Fischman
John Foley
Jemea Goso ’04
Jay M. Grossman
Sheila Hiatt
Helen L. Howard
Susan Janosky
Stephen M. Jennings
Daniel A. Kraft
Timothy D. Mann
Alison S. Monaghan
Jonathan H. Paul
Heidi C. Pearlson
Amaris Peña-Ramos
Roger Randall
Daniel R. Revers
Alan D. Rose Jr. ’87
Eileen H. Sivolella
Andrew P. Slifka
Richard L. Smith
Matthew Vettel
Peter Walter

David M. Berwind
Charles C. Carswell
Stephen R. Delinsky
Peter A. Gaines
Clinton P. Harris
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
Dudley H. Willis

Joan T. Allison
Marie Fitzpatrick
Louis J. Grossman ’67
Joshua M. Kraft ’85
Warren M. Little ’51
Virginia S. MacDowell
Frederick G. Pfannenstiehl ’59
A. Tozzer Spalding ’62

Rivers at a Glance - 2019-2020


• 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
• 505 students from more than 70 Massachusetts towns
• 380 students in the Upper School and 125 students in the Middle School
• 266 boys and 238 girls
• 22% 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
• $51,400 annual tuition
• 29% of students received more than $5.7 million in financial assistance in FY2019
• $27 million endowment (as of June 30, 2019)

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    • More than $2.8 million was donated to the Rivers Annual Fund in FY2019
    • Total giving in FY2019 exceeded $10 million
    • A record 86% of parents, 34% of alumni, and 92% of faculty gave to the Annual Fund in FY2019

    • The Conservatory Program
    • The Center for Civic and Community Engagement
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Independent Study
    • Sages and Seekers
    • MEDScience Program
    • Science and Business Internships
    • French Exchange Program
    • Summer Travel Programs
    • Rivers Givers Program
    • Service Learning Opportunities

    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 (opens January 2020)
    • 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


• Nearly 130 students took approximately 260 Advanced Placement (AP) tests in 19 different subjects
• More than 80% of students who took AP tests earned a score of 4 or 5, with more than 40% earning a score of 5
• Nine students were named National Merit Commended Scholars and one was named a National Merit Semifinalist
• Nine students participated in the Model UN Conference, with one garnering a “best delegate” award
• 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

• Nine students were accepted into the Senior District Music Festival, and six were recommended to audition for the All-State Festival
• One student took first place in the Crescendo International Youth Competition, earning her the opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall
• 33 students won awards in the Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition--six Gold Keys, nine Silver Keys, and 18 honorable mentions
• One student pianist took first prize in the X Chopin International Piano Competition and was named as one of 14 young musicians chosen from around the world to participate in the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival
• 16 students won awards in the Small Independent School Arts League 2019 exhibition, with four students claiming first prizes
• 11 young artists were invited to show their work in the juried Page WatermanNext Up! 2019 show, with four students winning awards for their work
• The Rivers Select 1 jazz combo earned gold at the MAJE state competition with a performance judges deemed “outstanding”
• One student took first place in the Massachusetts Branch of the English Speaking Union’s National Shakespeare Competition.

• For the sixth year in a row, all four winter varsity sports teams made it into the NEPSAC playoffs, with the girls’ hockey team claiming victory in the championship game
• The boys’ soccer team and the field hockey team both made it to the championship round of the NEPSAC playoffs, and the boys’ cross-country team took 4th place in the New Englands
• Three athletes were named All-American, three were named All-New England, 39 were named All-ISL, and 20 earned All-NEPSAC recognition
• One student was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2019 NHL draft