2020-2021 Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT: Harley J. Lank

Jon Michael Baker Jr. ’85
Dennis M. Baldwin
James F. Carlin III ’81
Janet A. Correia
Bala Cumaresan
Andrew C. Delinsky ’93
Ben D. Fischman
John Foley
Matthew Fruhan
Jemea Goso ’04
Jay M. Grossman
Alison Hall
Sheila Hiatt
Helen L. Howard
Rachel C. Hunter '08
Susan Janosky
Stephen M. Jennings
Harley J. Lank
Michael London
Timothy D. Mann
Alison S. Monaghan
Jonathan H. Paul
Heidi C. Pearlson
Amaris Peña-Ramos
Roger Randall
Susan Rapple
Daniel R. Revers
Alan D. Rose Jr. ’87
Matthew Vettel
Peter 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
Frances B. Shifman
Joan A. Vaccarino
Cai von Rumohr
Joan C. Walter
Dudley H. Willis

Joan T. Allison
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
• 514 students from more than 70 Massachusetts towns
• 384 students in the Upper School and 130 students in the Middle School
• 274 boys, 239 girls, and 1 nonbinary person
• 23% 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
• $53,450 annual tuition
30% of students received more than $6.1 million in financial assistance in FY2020
• $27 million endowment (as of June 30, 2020)

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    • More than $2.9 million was donated to the Rivers Annual Fund in FY2020
    • Total giving in FY2020 totaled nearly $9 million
    • 88% of parents, 34% of alumni, and 94% of faculty gave to the Annual Fund in FY2020
    • $53,450 annual tuition for FY2021
    • 30% of students received more than $6.1 million in tuition assistance in FY2020
    • $27 million endowment (as of June 30, 2020)

    • 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


• 146 students took 303 Advanced Placement (AP) tests
• 73% of students who took AP tests earned a score of 4 or 5; 44% earned a score of 5
• Eleven students were named National Merit Commended Scholars
• 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

• 19 students won awards in the Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition—six Gold Keys, six Silver Keys, and 8 honorable mentions
• Seven young artists were invited to show their work in the juried Page WatermanNext Up! 2020 show, with three students winning awards for their work
• 12 students completed senior art portfolios for the college admission process

• Eight varsity teams made it into the NEPSAC playoffs, with the girls’ soccer and field hockey teams taking home a NEPSAC championship
• The girls’ field hockey and volleyball teams won ISL championships, and Addy Vettel ’20 took 1st place
in the ISL championship cross-country meet
• 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